Staff News

FitzGerald Architect Races Up 103 Floors of Willis Tower for Charity

On Sunday, November 8th, FitzGerald Architect Noi Phonexayphova participated in SkyRise Chicago, the tallest indoor stairclimb race in the world. He and teammates from Power Construction climbed 2,109 steps from the street to SkyDeck Chicago, Willis Tower’s 103rd Floor observation deck to raise money for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

“The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s #1 ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world and is the leader in research and development of the most cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field. Through aggressive medical protocols, RIC guides the patient care process toward a better patient outcome – involving repair, regeneration, and recovery of brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal function.

RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction with a record six federal research designations awarded and funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research in the areas of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research and rehabilitation engineering research. RIC operates a 183-bed hospital and “R&D center” in downtown Chicago, as well as a network of 34 sites of care distributed throughout the Midwestern region, through which it delivers inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient services.”

October, November Anniversaries

Robert Noll, Staff Architect – 1 Year

Istvan Walker, CDT, Associate Principal – 2 Years

Heidi Cervantes, Architect – 3 Years

Ayala Teitcher, Architect – 3 Years

Edmundo Gonzalez, Senior Architect – 3 Years

Osvaldo Contreras, Project Architect – 6 Years

James Broughton, AIA, Design Principal – 12 Years