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Mike De Rouin

Mike DeRouin is President of FitzGerald and brings more than 25 years of experience creating design solutions for developers, tenants, and builders. Mike has guided a broad range of project teams in the design of complex, mixed-use buildings that accommodate commercial office tenants; affordable and market-rate multifamily residences at every scale; neighborhood and big box retail; and parking uses. He also has considerable experience converting existing obsolete buildings to new commercial and residential uses. He has successfully led projects in excess of $2.7 billion in construction cost that generated over $400 billion in value. Mike works from a foundation of both aesthetic architecture and engineering training. He is committed to designing constructible and sustainable buildings and communities that improve the lives of those that work, live and play in them. Mike is a professional problem solver and offers himself as a consultant and mentor both in and out of the workplace. His counsel is well-regarded with his successful group of mentees, and his technical knowledge in matters of local, regional, and national standards make him an invaluable resource to clients, consultants, and design teams.


Bachelor of Architecture in Design & Bachelor of Architecture in Structures, University of Illinois Chicago


Licensed Architect, State of Arizona
Licensed Architect, State of Georgia
Licensed Architect, State of Illinois
Licensed Architect, State of Iowa
Licensed Architect, State of Kentucky
Licensed Architect, State of New Jersey
Licensed Architect, State of Ohio
Licensed Architect, State of Oklahoma
Licensed Architect, Commonwealth of Pennslyvania
Licensed Architect, Commonwealth of Virginia
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago
Past President, Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter


Construction Specifications Institute
Lambda Alpha International
Int'l Council of Shopping Centers
Building Enclosure Council
U.S. Green Building Council


30 Years @ FitzGerald

32 Years @ Total