Staff News

FitzGerald Hires Two Architects and Staff Architect
FitzGerald continues to expand its talented staff with the addition of Architect Milanko Milesic, Architect Alexandra Heitzman, and Staff Architect Lauren Wiatrek.
Architect Alexandra Heitzman (left) joins FitzGerald with ten years of experience in the field, working at firms such as Cannon Design and Skidmore and Owings & Merrill LLP. She has worked on various projects both in the states and abroad. Alexandra earned a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Illinois in 2006.
Architect Milanko Milesic (center) joins FitzGerald with four years of industry experience at Kaltsouni Mehdi, Inc. Architects, where he worked as an Associate Architect. Prior to Kaltsouni Mehdi, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology where he earned his Professional Bachelor of Architecture, graduating cum laude.
Staff Architect Lauren Wiatrek (right) recently completed the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and also earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University in 2011. Previous to joining FitzGerald, Lauren worked as a Project Manager at Nevin Hedlund Architects where she worked on a variety of projects, including some at the Shedd Aquarium and Loyola University.
August, September 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 August and September, five members of our staff reached a milestone anniversary:
Elizabeth Maier, Administrative Assistant – 1 Year
Ryan Tapak, Staff Architect – 2 Years
Erik Sziraki, Project Architect – 2 Years
Hak Kim, Project Architect – 7 Years
Peter Szczelina, Urban Planner / Project Architect – 9 Years
Thank you Elizabeth, Ryan, Erik, Hak, and Peter—and congratulations!