Staff News

Istvan Walker, AIA, LEED AP BD C Named Associate Principal
Istvan Walker, a seasoned project manager and firm leader with over 15 years of experience in variety of demanding project types throughout the U.S., the Middle East, and Asia has been named to the position of Associate Principal from Senior Architect.
“Istvan’s architectural knowledge and business acumen have made him a charismatic, capable leader who has proven his ability to serve our clients, bolster our management efforts, and fuel our successful business development strategies,” said Steve Wasilowski, Chief Operating Officer. “He’s an outstanding addition to our management team.”
Istvan has chaired FitzGerald’s Project Management training program and has spearheaded several new Client Development efforts as the firm explores new markets. Now, as an Associate Principal, he will help set the strategic direction for the firm.
Istvan joined FitzGerald in 2013. He is a Licensed architect in the State of Illinois, a LEED Accredited Professional (BD C) with the U.S. Green Building Council, and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He earned his Master of Architecture, his Master of Business Administration, and his Bachelor of Science in Architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
February / March 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 February and March, nine members of our staff passed a milestone anniversary.
Erik Leahy, Staff Architect – 2 Years
John Richey, BIM Manager – 2 Years
Aimee Magis, Architect – 3 Years
Tim Blatner, Associate Principal – 3 Years
Molly Kinsella, Architect – 3 Years
Britt Herman, Staff Interior Designer – 3 Years
Sean O’Gorman, Project Architect – 9 Years
Rick Whitney, Principal – 25 Years
Pat FitzGerald, Chairman and Managing Principal – 37 Years
Thank you, Erik, John, Aimee, Tim, Molly, Britt, Sean, Rick, and Pat—and congratulations.