February Staff News

FitzGerald Associates Architects welcomes three new staff members: Tim Blatner, AIA, CDT, LEED AP as a Senior Architect (left), Aimée Magis as a Staff Architect (right), and Victor Smith as an Intern Architect (center).
Timothy Blatner, AIA, CDT, LEED AP joins FitzGerald Associates Architects as a Senior Architect. Tim brings over twenty years of experience in architecture, project management, design, and technical coordination. Most recently, Tim was a Senior Associate at DeStefano and Partners of Chicago, where he worked for ten years in a multi-faceted role as a senior technical coordinator, contract administrator, building code and accessibility analyst, manager, peer reviewer, specifications editor and BIM advocate. He has also spent time as an Associate Principal at Decker Legge Kemp Architecture, a Director of the Northeast Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and an Associate at Ware Associates. He earned his Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the AIA, U.S. Green Building Council, and the Facilities Maintenance and Operations Committee of the National Institute of Building Sciences. After the Haiti earthquake, he was a member of the America Continental 2000 Architectural Task Force. Recently he has become an Illinois DCEO Trade Ally.
Aimée Magis has joined FitzGerald Associates as a Staff Architect. She earned her B.A. in Architecture at Judson University, and has an interest in sustainable architecture.
Victor Smith is a Masters Candidate at the Architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His thesis focuses on the design of a cutting-edge sports stadium for the City of Phoenix, and he has a significant interest in BIM and urban design. He earned his undergraduate degree, a B.A. in Architecture, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.