Meet Ross Holden, Associate and licensed architect. He started young with architecture, creating elaborate sandcastles along beaches where he grew up in Maine. Aside from his love of architecture, Ross enjoys cultivating extensive gardens and house plants with his two cats.
Not only has Ross been a great addition to our team since joining us two years ago bringing experience in high-end custom residences, historic restoration, institutional, and public amenity spaces, he has also brought his wonderfully quick wit to the close group we call the FitzGerald Family.
We took some time to get to know Ross, and here’s what we learned:
Q: What has made Ross, uniquely Ross? What one story about your childhood best explains the person you are today?
A: Every time I went camping when I was little, I would create large elaborate sand castle towns. Sand is a great medium to work with, as it can be very sculptural. I still go camping up north and enjoy a great day in the sand.
Q: Do you have a hidden talent?
A: I come from a long line of botanists, so tending to plants comes natural and is what I enjoy most in my free time. My favorite way to start my day is sitting outside with a cup of tea, surrounded by greenery.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My parents owned the local general store that also served pizza, sandwiches, groceries, etc. and I began making pizzas by the age of eight. I learned a lot of great communication skills when I reflect on it.
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at FitzGerald?
This is the largest firm I’ve worked for, and I thought it would feel too corporate, but instead they still maintain the small firm vibe.
What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Coffee is too much for me, so my go-to is green tea.