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Who We Are



112 Weat Third Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508
859.243.0838 tel
859.226.9283 fax

Fitzsimons Office of Architecture, Inc. was incorporated in 1995 by
Gregory Fitzsimons, CAO and President.  Mr. Fitzsimons has been prac-
ticing architecture for more than twenty-five years. He prefers a small
practice and has developed a firm based on direct contact with all as-
pects of a project. The office is a flexible, teamwork based studio that
allows us to work on large and small projects by sharing the work load.
Greg’s years of experience, the qualities of the firm members, and excel-
lent client relationships have lead to successful projects. The majority of
our projects are required to be reviewed and approved by the Kentucky
Heritage Council and/or the National Park Service. This firm’s greatest
strength is the design of sensitive modern additions to and the renovation
of historic buildings.

FOA has received several awards from the Kentucky Heritage Council
and the Division of Historic Preservation LFUCG. We have worked on a
wide variety of buildings and structures including log forts, log houses,
dry stone mills, historic schools, theatres, museums, courthouses, facto-
ries, fire houses, and even an overlook at High Bridge.

FOA has completed the first phase of the renovation of the Old Fayette
County Courthouse for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
(LFUCG).  One of the most significant courthouses in the state, the build-
ing will be restored in phases. The first tenant is the Lexington History
Museum. For 2005 we are also working on Courthouses in Bourbon and
Washington Counties. We are working with the cities of Lebanon,
Vanceburg, Olive Hill, Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government and
Springfield on renovation projects involving historic buildings being used
for new community programs.

The firm is involved with urban housing and infill development with projects
at 132 E. Third Street, 120 E. Third Street and the rehabilitation of the
former Kimball House Motel, a group of eight Victorian houses bridging
between the University and downtown.

In 2004 we finished the renovation of the Springfield Opera House, the
Loudoun House and the first phase of the old Olive Hill School Renova-
tion. Other recent projects include exterior repairs and additions to Fay-
ette County Schools Central Office, repairs to the old Woodford County
Middle School, several building renovations at the Pine Mountain Settle-
ment School, exterior repairs to St. Joseph Church in Winchester, and
St. Peter & Paul Middle School Renovation in Lexington.

Institutions such as Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, May-
ors, Fiscal Courts, Kentucky Heritage Council, Commonwealth of Ken-
tucky, UK Capital Project Management, and National Trust for Historic
Preservation have hired FOA to work on a wide variety of feasibility stud-
ies and renovation projects.  We have been fortunate to be hired for
repeat projects with these clients, demonstrating our ability to complete
projects according to the schedule and budgeted funds.

Firm Organization  
FOA is organized horizontally, enabling each firm member to take part in
all phases of a project, from marketing to construction administration.
Our firm has been built on providing the best client service possible. We
believe everyone from an intern to principal should have a firm grasp of
knowledge of every facet of the practice, from good design skills to archi-
tectural drafting, to cost estimating and building technology issues.
We are fortunate to have good working relationships with consultants for
mechanical and electrical design, civil engineering, landscaping, light-
ing, and special building types; food service, museum, library, theatre
and other specialities.

Gregory Fitzsimons
Chief Architectural Officer
Greg has managed all phases of project planning and construction.  He
works with the individual project managers to assist with meeting the project
goals.  He has specialized skills and experience with design and planning
of renovation projects, within central Kentucky.   He is a hands-on archi-
tect who works directly on the all phases of the project.  His years of
experience with institutional and historic construction projects provide an
excellent base for cost estimating on current projects.

Firm Members
Associates Travis Robertsw and Nathan Speck work with Greg
on all aspects of a project from design through construction administra-
tion.  Administrative assistants and intern architects provide the  support
for larger projects. In addition to being an associate Keith is a licenced
electrician and understands construction administration from both sides.
Rokshana skills include programing, planning, design and code review.

Pine Moutain Settlement School Renovations
Contemporay Housing: 132 E. Third St., Lexington
Lower Howard’s Creek: Stone Mill and Martin House,
    Clark County
Murry Middle School Auditorium Renovation
Kimball House Buildings Renovation, Lexington
Hopewell Museum Renovation Phase I, Paris
Fayette County Courthouse Renovation for
    Lexington History Museum
Washington County Courthouse Renovation
Fleming County Covered Bridge Musuem
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House Renovation, Lexington
Springfield Opera House Renovation
Bourbon County Courthouse Renovation
Guy Potts Building, Fayette Co. Central Office
old Commerical Hotel Renovation, Vanceburg
Fitzpatrick Building ADA – EKU, Richmond
Loudoun House Renovation, Lexington
Jessamine Co. Schools Central Office, Nicholasville
RH Williams Cultural Center Renovation, Lexington
Livermore Elementary School Renovation
Fort Boonesborough State Park Gift Shop, Richmond
old Olive Hill School Renovations
White Hall State Historic Shrine Renovation, Richmond
Thomas Logan House Restoration, Harrodsburg
old Lebanon Historic Schools Renovations
Kennett Tavern Renovation, Falmouth
High Bridge Park Pavillion and Over Look
St. Joseph Church
Hopewell Museum
Leeds Theatre