FitzGerald Associates on Arkadia, Awards, and Negotiating with NIMBYs
Dec01

FitzGerald Associates on Arkadia, Awards, and Negotiating with NIMBYs

  Our series of articles profiling Chicago’s architecture firms continues today with a look at FitzGerald Associates.  We recently sat down with company chairman Pat FitzGerald, president Michael De Rouin, and Richard Whitney to learn more about the firm, its vision, and some advice for NIMBYs dealing with developers. Editor: We always start out these profiles with a little history.  Tell us where your firm started....

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What To Do With the Thompson Center? Part 2: FitzGerald Associates
Nov16

What To Do With the Thompson Center? Part 2: FitzGerald Associates

In October Governor Bruce Rauner announced plans for the State of Illinois to sell the Thompson Center (100 West Randolph Street), possibly for demolition and redevelopment.   We spent the last few weeks talking to a dozen Chicago architects and developers about what they think of the building and its predicament. Today we hear from the West Loop architecture firm FitzGerald Associates Architects, which has sympathy for the aging,...

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Height. Density. Parking. Renters. West Loopers Play NIMBY Bingo With Mid-Rise Proposal
Jul08

Height. Density. Parking. Renters. West Loopers Play NIMBY Bingo With Mid-Rise Proposal

Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. (27th Ward) and the West Loop Community Organization hosted an introductory meeting at the Merit School of Music for a new apartment building proposed for the 900 block of West Lake Street. Patrick FitzGerald, CEO of FitzGerald Associates Architects, along with associate Richard Whitney, detailed what would be a 10-story building containing 168 rental units. The ground floor would include a lobby and garage...

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