Patrick FitzGerald is President and Managing Principal of FitzGerald Associates Architects in Chicago. For 30 years he has guided a firm that dates back to 1919 and has made numerous innovations in urban infill housing, contributing more than 20,000 units to Chicago’s housing stock including affordable, public, student, market-rate, and luxury housing; loft conversions and mixed-use buildings in low-, mid-, and high-rise formats. As Both an architect and developer, he has built many units that have shown the viability of some long-neglected formats including townhomes, rowhouses and courtyard apartment buildings. Pat’s work focuses on how projects contribute to the dynamic of existing neighborhoods and help to create positive environments where they do not currently exist, while acting as a pioneer and champion for sustainable design and sophisticated urban planning concepts.
With roots dating back 95 years, FitzGerald Associates Architects provides full architectural services as well as consultancies on building accessibility, building condition assessment, energy optimization, historical research, adaptive reuse, space planning and interior design, site design and planning, sustainable design, and tenant improvement services. The firm is one of Chicago’s leading design firms with a portfolio full of master-planned communities containing over 30,000 residences, more than 100 conversions and restorations of historic structures, and numerous other commercial and industrial facilities.