Did You Know: Fado

In 1997, FitzGerald worked with the Irish Pub Company to design Fado, a unique three-story, 12,000 square foot pub and restaurant in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
Though drinking establishments are often seen as ground-floor entities, FitzGerald worked closely with the Irish Pub Company on designing a three-level space that displays five different pub styles in one facility. The challenge of bringing these spaces into a small two-story 19th-century building was significant, and required the development of innovative solutions for exiting and fire-safety concerns while negotiating their acceptance with city agencies.