Fitzgerald Collaborative Participates in Dressed 2019
Oct 1, 2019
Last week FC's own Bicanca Klucik (along with Tonik's Dottie) took the stage at Dressed 2019's "The future of Fashion!"
Our FC team created their interpretation of the future by creating an "earth warrior" garment. The exterior of the jacket and the shield was made out of Bolon, provided by our sponsor n2lines. The interior of the jacket was covered in the multi colored Scandinavian Spaces Norwegian Moss, provided by our sponsor JR+A reps, who also provided us our very own light up Dottie! Dottie was our warrior's spirit animal. The jumpsuit was created with stunning fabrics from Designtex (it has pockets!) and was adorned with hand stitched flowers. Thank you so much to our sponsors, and congratulations to the winners! Everyone's garments were outstanding this year!
Fitzgerald Collaborative recognized at the 2019 NOMAtlanta NSPIRE Awards
April 4, 2019
Fitzgerald Collaborative took home two awards from the 2019 NOMAtlanta NSPIRE awards. The NOMAtlanta NSPIRE Awards recognizes the very best in local design in the following categories: Built Projects, Unbuilt Projects and Historic Dedications. FC’s HJAIA West Deck project received 3rd place in the unbuilt category. Marc Johnson, Associate Principal, was recognized for his work on The Center for Human and Civil Rights, taking first place in the built category. Thank you NOMAtlanta and congratulations to all the winners!
Georgia's Own Unveils Their Building Top Sign
January 4th, 2019
Georgia’s Own Credit Union (GOCU) presented a very unique and challenging opportunity for FC to put its experience to the test while creating an iconic image in downtown Atlanta. Atop the building at 100 Peachtree Street (formerly known as the Equitable Building), GOCU installed on each side, an LED screen 174’ in width and 20’ in height. FC was hired as the architect to coordinate with all necessary parties, i.e., general contractor, structural and waterproofing consultants and sign manufacturer, to complete the project from conceptual idea to substantial completion in nine months. The goal was to have the building top sign fully operational in time for Super Bowl LIII.
FC’s immediate response was to detail the supports for the sign in a manner that accomplished a blend between it and the building. The sign is also an appendage to the façade, therefore, attention to the edge conditions (building and sign) were critical to the overall aesthetic. Being that the building is 50 years old, detailed analyses were necessary to ensure the steel supports were adequate and FC worked closely with the structural consultant to accurately locate those members. Another challenge was coordinating the locations of the openings that were cut into the building’s existing metal panels and detailing each in a manner without jeopardizing the integrity of the wall. An extremely accelerated project schedule created simultaneous and overlapping phases for design, engineering, and construction. It was imperative that FC led the coordination efforts in order to maintain the design schedule without impeding on the contractor’s schedule for installation. Therefore, architectural details were completed in two months. This was not a typical building project or spatial experience for the general public, however it still required the expertise of the FC team to achieve a design solution at an accelerated speed….mission accomplished.
Fitzgerald Collaborative's Marc Johnson awarded the James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award
November 16th, 2018
Last night, Fitzgerald Collaborative’s Associate Principal, Marc Johnson AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was awarded the “James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award” at the 2018 Build Something Great Awards, presented by AIA Atlanta. The James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award honors an individual for outstanding service to the chapter, Institute, or profession at large. Congratulations Marc!