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Mike De Rouin

Mike DeRouin brings over 25 years of experience in leadership to the design solutions FitzGerald creates for developers, tenants and builders. Mike has guided project teams designing a broad range of complex mixed-use buildings combining parking garages, commercial tenants and multi-family housing, all varieties of affordable and market-rate residential housing types - single family, townhomes, low-rise flats, podiums, wraps, mid and high rise buildings –,commercial uses for retail and office and a broad experience converting existing obsolete buildings to new commercial and residential uses. He successfully led projects in excess of $2.7 billion in construction cost that generated over $400 billion in value. Mike works from a solid foundation of both aesthetic architecture and engineering training focusing the firm’s overall project quality and technical excellence. He advances the firm’s substantive voice in planning and design of high-density urban neighborhoods. He is committed to design quality that is constructible, sustainable and improves the lives of those that work, live and play in those communities. Mike is a professional problem solver and offers himself as a consultant, counselor and mentor in and out of the workplace. His leadership is well-regarded with his successful group of mentees, and his technical knowledge in matters of local, regional and national standards for design, construction, and sustainability make him an invaluable resource to our 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


28 Years @ FitzGerald

30 Years @ Total