Masters of Architecture, Associate AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP Owner / Design Principal
With over 28 years of Architectural Design and Sustainability + Wellness leadership for a portfolio of more than 7 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 + Wellness Consulting as well as Design Strategy and Education, combine to deliver dynamic places to live, work, learn 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 high performance design and strategy. Her hands-on, collaborative approach from initial visioning, conceptualization and research, through the design and construction process has been instrumental in maximizing owner's real estate assets and delivering projects that thoughtfully engage the users and exceed client expectations.
An avid leader in Sustainable Design and Wellness 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, she has contributed volunteer efforts in Design, Sustainability and Wellness for local, national, and international communities & organizations. She has held positions with AIA Committee on the Environment, IIDA, ASID, and the US Green Building Council, is a LEED accredited professional with USGBC, a WELL accredited professional with the International WELL Building Institute, and was also appointed to both the USGBC and WELL Faculty programs, rounding out a complete approach to the design of built environments.
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.