Staff News

FitzGerald Hires New Architect, Staff Interior Designer, Staff Architect, and Architectural Intern
FitzGerald continues to expand its talented staff with the addition of Architect Ralitsa Todorova, Staff Interior Designer Charlie Burgess, Staff Architect Robert Noll, and Architectural Intern John Strasser, LEED AP BD C.
Architect Ralitsa Todorova joins FitzGerald with five years of industry experience at suburban firms Fullerton Engineering Consultants, Chipman Design Architecture, and SAS Architects & Planners. She earned her Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
A recent graduate of Harrington College of Design with a B.F.A. in Interior Design, Charlie Burgess brings experience in environmental graphic design projects such as wayfinding, museum exhibits, corporate branding, 3D exhibits and tradeshows. His professional experience includes work as a Designer’s Assistant with John Robert Wiltgen Design and internships as a Visual Display Intern with Anthropologie and the Atelier Manager at Harrington College of Design.
Staff Architect Robert Noll is a recent graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with his Master’s Degree in Architecture. Prior to his time at IIT, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wheaton College and spent time as a database marketing analyst and research associate for not-for-profit organizations.
Architectural Intern John Strasser, LEED AP BD C has joined FitzGerald part-time while he completes his studies toward a Master of Architecture degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has also gained experience as an intern and consultant at WMA Consulting Engineers of Chicago and Schooley, Caldwell & Associates of Columbus, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD C) with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Ayala Teitcher, RA, LEED AP Receives License in State of Illinois
Architect Ayala Teitcher, RA, LEED AP has completed the necessary requirements to become a Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois. Ayala becomes FitzGerald’s fourteenth Licensed Architect.
FitzGerald’s architects also maintain licensure in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, New York, and Arizona.
We congratulate Ayala and thank her for helping strengthen FitzGerald’s talented, expert team!
October, November Anniversaries
At FitzGerald, we are fortunate to have an expert staff with long histories in the industry and a great deal of tenure with our firm. In October and November, three members of our staff passed a milestone anniversary.
Istvan Walker, Senior Architect – 1 Year
Heidi Cervantes, Architect – 2 Years
Ayala Teitcher, Architect – 2 Years
Edmundo Gonzalez, Senior Architect – 2 Years
Ron Chan, Staff Architect – 3 Years
Osvaldo Contreras, Project Architect – 5 Years
Steve McFadden, Design Principal – 9 Years
Mike Cody, Principal – 11 Years
Thank you Istvan, Heidi, Ayala, Edmundo, Ron, Osvaldo, Steve, and Mike—and congratulations.