FitzGerald is pleased to announce that Kristen Larkin has been made an equity partner of FitzGerald, and elevated to the role of Principal. Since 2016 she has been the firm’s Interior Design Director and plays a key role in our Business Development & Marketing committee.
Kristen is a champion for wellness both in our work and our company culture, recently earning her WELL AP credential from the International WELL Building Institute. She is also active in our DEI committee and every Monday morning leads us in “Mindfulness Mondays,” a 15-minute guided meditation to help us start off our week centered and focused.
“Kristen’s leadership has grown our interior design practice from an idea to expand our services into an industry-leading voice,” said firm president Mike DeRouin. “Her impact on our team and the quality design brought to our clients’ projects has been tremendous. In addition, Kristen empowers everyone around her to ask questions that seek the best possible outcomes. Her passion, empathy, and aptitude make a great addition to the firm’s leadership. I am thrilled that she has joined our partnership. I expect great things will happen as we embark on the firm’s second century.”
Kristen leads multifamily and commercial projects throughout the country, most recently several locations for online retailer Chewy—from new corporate headquarters to distribution and manufacturing facilities. Her talents, experience, and leadership make her a key resource to our developer clients, corporate tenants, property managers, condominium boards, senior living facility operators, and other design professionals on creative interior design solutions for spaces large and small. Many in our firm consider her a mentor, including her peers.
“It’s an exciting time to have Kristen join the ownership team,” said Kathy Graham, FitzGerald’s C.O.O. “Her experience with different firms and practice types has brought a unique perspective to the table and helps provide a more global view. Her commitment to the wellbeing of the firm, and our staff as individuals, exemplifies our vision for the culture of the organization.”