URBAN PLANNING

BOCA

RATON'S

2020

VISION

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For this last remaining public vacant property along the Intracoastal waterfront adjacent to Downtown, Fitzsimons provided Conceptualization, Research, Programming, Planning, Presentations, Visioning sessions, Community Outreach, Advocacy and City Council Recommendations.  She founded 'Boca Raton's 2020 Vision', a community driven visionary leadership team to collaborate in shaping a 21st century vision for a flourishing downtown, this new, urban waterfront park, its connection to a network of parks, plazas and walking streets, as well as arts, civic & other special public spaces throughout the City, and continues to collaborate with leaders and residents throughout the community.

PROJECT

The Downtown Waterfront & Downtown Masterplan Proposals

LOCATION

City of

Boca Raton, Florida

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

Collaborated with a team of architects, planners and engineers to plan a new college campus in an undeveloped desert area near Cairo to satisfy the growing needs of this educational institution.  Responsible for translating the University’s program into the campus design and developed space use strategies for all facilities. Provided test-fits, prototypical space plans, and advised on floor plate sizes, configurations and building square footages for buildings ranging from indoor/ outdoor classrooms, offices, library, student center, cafeteria, auditorium, and various support buildings. Collaborated on contextual design and integrated sustainable concepts through clustering buildings, zoning space & responsible materials. (with RTKL)

PROJECT

Urban Planning, Sustainable Design, Integration of Building/Interiors

LOCATION

Cairo, Egypt

LA COUNTY MUSEUM

OF ART

In the conceptual urban plan and architectural design for LACMA's new contemporary wing, the design challenged the conventional museum box through the introduction of a biomorphic, spiraling building that strives to connect LACMA east and west with dynamic forms that unite interior and exterior spaces of the existing buildings, parking, and landscape elements. A series of overlapping layers reveal art along a rising internal path that becomes an experiential art journey. Solid walls rise to envelope the art and guide the viewer, while the roof canopies float above, admitting changing patterns of northern light through a filtered glass in the ceiling. Collectively these elements synchronize into an interdependent conchal system; both structural and environmentally responsive. (Thesis, conceptual)

PROJECT

Urban Plan & New Art Complex Design

LOCATION

Los Angeles, California