Masters of Architecture, Associate AIA, LEEDap
Owner / Design Principal
With over 25 years of Architectural Design and Sustainability leadership for a portfolio of more than 6 million square feet of work, Fitzsimons' continued mission is to design innovative built environments that enhance the human experience. Fitzsimons' diverse background bridging Architecture, Urban Planning, Interior Planning, Sustainable Consulting and Education, combine to deliver more cohesive, inspiring places to live, work, and thrive.
After holding Design and Sustainability leadership positions at two of the world's largest Architectural firms, Margaret launched her own practice in 2008 to continue to dedicate her life's work to improving the built environment through Sustainable Design. Her hands on, collaborative approach from initial Visioning, Conceptualization and Research, through the Design, Detailing and Construction process, has been instrumental in delivering successful projects that exceed client expectations, and thoughtfully engage projects with their local vernacular.
An avid leader in Sustainable Design solutions throughout her career, Margaret helped to establish and further the research of internal Sustainability teams at all previous companies. She is currently the Chair of the Sustainability Advisory Board appointed by the City of Boca Raton, FL, Collaborates on Sustainable/Resiliency issues between coastal cities within the region, and is a Climate Reality Leader for The Climate Reality Project. In addition, Margaret has contributed numerous volunteer efforts in Design and Sustainability for local, national, and international communities and organizations, holding positions with AIA Committee on the Environment, IIDA, ASID, and USGBC, including appointment to the U.S. Green Building Council's prestigious Faculty Program.
Margaret received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Southern California, with a focus in Sustainable Architecture and Planning, a dual degree in Historic Preservation, and additional achievements including the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, and a USC Research Scholarship. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Georgia, and received a scholarship to complete Architectural Studies Abroad focused in Vernacular Architecture in Rome, Florence and Cortona, Italy.