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FitzGerald Principal Receives CSI Chicago’s First Annual Alan Itzkowitz Mentor Award

Parul Dubey on June 15, 2023 - in Awards, News, People

Timothy Blatner Recognized for Commitment to Improving the Life and Career of Others


CHICAGO—FitzGerald, a national architecture, interior design, and sustainability firm, is excited to announce that partner and technical director Timothy Blatner, CSI, CDT, is the recipient of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Chicago Chapter’s first annual Alan Itzkowitz Mentor Award. 

Established in 2022, the Alan Itzkowitz Mentor Award recognizes one individual who has made an outstanding commitment to being a positive influence and improving the life and career of others in the design and construction industry. The award is named for Chapter Fellow Alan Itzkowitz, whose career was built upon his interest in people, ethics, innovation, education and generosity. Nominees are evaluated on their ability to provide guidance, share expertise, and foster a comfortable but challenging work environment in which all members are empowered to participate.

“I am honored to be recognized by my colleagues and peers at CSI Chicago,” said Timothy. “This award not only speaks to my personal values but is also a credit to the culture of mentorship that FitzGerald fosters amongst all of its staff.” His colleagues at FitzGerald readily recognize the merit of this award for Timothy.  Always available and generous with his time, Timothy has cultivated a climate of learning and curiosity throughout FitzGerald.

Known in the industry as a “code and spec guru,” Timothy is responsible for document quality management, production and specification knowledge resources, maintaining and sharing knowledge of new and evolving construction materials, continuing education programming, and mentoring staff with project documentation and construction phase contract administration. 

CSI Chicago formally recognized Timothy at the 2023 Chapter Awards Celebration on June 8, 2023. 

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, the firm’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. A key player in the multifamily market, FitzGerald has designed tens of thousands of residences in multifamily, urban-scale mixed-use, senior, and student-oriented housing developments. 


The firm’s approach is rooted in the combination of innovative solutions and comfortable, buildable designs. FitzGerald’s team of industry leaders knows what it takes to create good design and is skilled in navigating codes, local ordinances, and approval requirements to bring communities to life and balance health and sustainability initiatives with affordability and constructability. 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. 


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, green building certifications, building systems commissioning, 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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