Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Horvath, Associate

Meet Elizabeth Horvath, Associate, who is currently working on construction administration for The Flats at Dorsett Ridge, an amenity-driven, expansive 275-unit development in Maryland Heights, MO. FitzGerald is the architect-of-record and it was designed by Remiger Design. With over thirteen years of experience managing hospitality and educational projects and leading residential teams, she has been a welcome addition at FitzGerald the past three years. She is a licensed architect in Illinois, Construction Documents Technology certified, active member of Chicago Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, and Fitwel Certification System Ambassador. Her love of art and unique buildings guided her to know at a young age that she wanted to be an architect.

Her nickname growing up was “Lizzie” and though she’s grown, married with children, she still gets called that back home–at FitzGerald she’s “Liz”. Her snappy humor has everyone in stitches, especially when sharing the adventures of her family–husband Dan, children Jake and Maddy–who are the light of her life. When not with her family, she’s had her own adventures, daring enough to travel alone to many different countries. Check out her family and some of her solo travel adventures in the photos!

In New Orleans, what did she say “tasted like chicken”? Find out the answers to this and more in the questions we asked her below. We also invite you to get to know her further through her staff bio.

We took some time to get to know Liz, and here’s what we learned:

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be an architect when I was younger. No one in my family is in the field, but I really love art and unique buildings.

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
I really don’t think this is daring, but I have friends that have said it is: I have traveled to different countries on my own.

What’s one professional skill you’re currently working on?
I am always working on my Revit skills. There is always something to figure out and I make it a habit to bother my wonderful coworkers for answers.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I watch crime shows on tv and I try to see if I can figure out who did it before it is revealed.

What’s one thing that surprised you about working at FitzGerald?
I was pleasantly surprised with the bi-weekly educational seminars that the office schedules for us. It is great that FitzGerald implements these learning opportunities during our lunch hour and we also earn continuing education credits to maintain our license.

What’s the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
I tried frog legs when I was in New Orleans with my family and it tasted like chicken.

Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
My family calls me Lizzie. I am married with two kids but Lizzie is still the name I hear when I come home to visit.

How do you prefer to start and/or end your day?
I start my morning by working out and I end it by reading before I go to sleep.

What’s the first thing you bought with your own money?
When I got my first job I used that money to pay for my rent at my first apartment. I realized at that point that growing up was not fun.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I am exercising everyday and trying to watch what I eat. After being locked down for over a year I was getting lazy so I needed to get back into a routine.