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Elma Milanovic Joins FitzGerald

Parul Dubey on January 13, 2023 - in News, People

New Managing Associate Brings 20 Years of Experience to Firm’s Workplace Practice


Chicago—FitzGerald is pleased to announce that Elma Milanovic has joined FitzGerald as a Managing Associate. Elma joins FitzGerald with twenty years of experience in workplace, mixed-use residential, and senior living design. She has a strong focus on building repositioning, workplace design, and project team management, and she will work alongside interior design director Kristen Larkin to lead the firm’s workplace practice.

“As workplaces evolve, it is more important than ever to offer clients visionary design and valuable service,” said Kristen Larkin, FitzGerald’s interior design director and one of the firm’s principals. “Elma adds a great deal of depth to our workplace design expertise, and her approach to leading teams through the process of interior architecture and design will elevate the work we do to the benefit of our clients and staff.”

Elma is an IIDA Professional, NCIDQ-certified Interior Designer, and her portfolio includes workplaces and headquarters for national corporations such as Wells Fargo, Zebra Technologies, and ISACA; studio spaces for top design and engineering firms; Rookery Building tenant suites; and facilities for USO Great Lakes and Jewish Child & Family Services.

Utilizing her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Illinois Chicago and CDT-certification, she fosters effective cross-collaboration between architecture and interior design teams—resulting in an elevated quality of design and coordination of building systems.

She excels at building strong working relationships with clients, consultants, and industry partners, and enjoys doing so while employing an integrated design approach. In addition, she is invested in creating a collaborative, innovative, and inclusive environment that allows all team members to grow and thrive.

About FitzGerald

With roots dating back more than 100 years, FitzGerald is a national architecture, interior design, and sustainability firm committed to the creation of exemplary environments that better our world. Located  in Chicago and Denver with projects across the country, its diverse community of talented people recognizes the lasting impact of the built environment on quality of life and advocates for each community’s concerns, needs, and desires. Its passionate team of industry leaders is skilled at navigating regional and federal regulations to balance health and sustainability initiatives with affordability and constructibility.


FitzGerald’s interdisciplinary design portfolio includes master-planned communities, residential buildings, commercial and industrial facilities, banks, restaurants, retail spaces, and over 100 conversions and restorations of historic structures. With extensive knowledge of the latest architectural and building technologies, FitzGerald’s services include architectural design, space planning and interior design, sustainable design, site planning and design, adaptive reuse, building condition assessment, energy optimization, consultancies on building accessibility, and tenant improvement services. For more information, please visit https://www.fitzgeraldassociates.net/

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