Phone

(312) 563-9100 x213

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President

Mike De Rouin

Mike DeRouin is President of FitzGerald and brings a strategic design focus coupled with proven leadership guiding design solutions for developers, tenants, and builders. Mike has a broad range of experiences designing 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 $5 billion in construction cost that generated over $800 billion in value. Mike works from a foundation of both aesthetic architecture and engineering training. He is committed to designing constructible, sustainable, and healthy 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 and he often speaks on issues related to urban and residential design of varying scale and scope across the full range of living environments. Mike’s technical knowledge in matters of local, regional, and national standards make him an invaluable resource to clients, consultants, and design teams.

Education

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

Center for Creative Leadership: Leadership at the Peak

Affiliations

Licensed Architect – Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia

NCARB Certified

Registered Energy Professional, City of Chicago

Past President, Construction Specifications Institute, Chicago Chapter

Member

Construction Specifications Institute

Lambda Alpha International

Building Enclosure Council

Experience

30 Years @ FitzGerald

32 Years @ Total