Chicago-based FitzGerald Associates Architects says that Kristen Larkin has joined the firm as an associate principal.
The practice says in a news release that Larkin has designed a range of custom public spaces including multifamily developments, commercial offices, hotels, dormitories, K-12 and higher education facilities for more than 15 years.
“In addition to her work designing interiors for many high-profile multifamily developers across Chicagoland, Larkin’s portfolio includes commercial and institutional commissions such as British International School of Chicago, The Salvation Army Freedom Center, DePaul School of Music, and corporate offices for IBM and @properties. She has been responsible for the implementation of creative interior design solutions from the initial concept and planning phase through construction and furniture, fixture and equipment installation,” the news release says.
“Kristen brings with her a high level of design talent and expertise that will immediately contribute to the FitzGerald team and complement the work we already do,” FitzGerald Associates president Mike DeRouin said in the announcement. “Her experience within the firm’s core disciplines – as well as sectors in which we seek to expand – will be critical as we continue raising the bar on the interior design services we offer our clients.”
Previously, Larkin was the principal of interior design at Chicago-based Antunovich Associates. Prior to that, she worked under the tutelage of mentor Bonnie C. Smith for more than 10 years, eventually forming the partnership Smith & Larkin Interior Design in 2008.
“I am thrilled to join a firm with such a rich history and a progressive approach to building,” said Larkin. “By joining the FitzGerald team, I look forward to supporting the firm’s broad range of clients and services as we strive to make our projects not only beautiful but also functional, both inside and out.”
Larkin holds a BFA in interior design from Harrington College of Design.