During my 25 years of architectural practice I have worked in London, Edinburgh and Dublin before returning to Belfast in 1999. I have been responsible for a number of high profile and award winning architectural projects including The Irish Linen Centre, Galway County Council Offices, The New Bar Library and more recently The Arc, a 457 unit apartment home complex in Titanic Quarter. During my career I have developed specialism’s in Masterplanning, Residential, Commercial and Leisure and Culture. In 2002 I qualified from the University of Ulster with a PGC in Architectural Conservation and am registered with the RIBA as a Conservation Registrant.
Before setting up Dickson FitzGerald Architects I was a Partner in Robinson McIlwaine Architects and was responsible for the architectural design output from the practice. In this capacity I was project partner for the masterplanning, design and delivery of the Titanic Quarter area in Belfast a 180 acre brownfield site formerly occupied by Harland and Wolff Shipbuilders and known as the ‘Birthplace of the Titanic’.
In October 2013 I was appointed as the Specialist Architectural Advisor to the Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the built environment.
Dickson FitzGerald Architects is a design practice focused on producing contemporary architectural works of quality. Founded in 2013 by John FitzGerald the practice has grown steadily and now has projects in London, Glasgow and Belfast in a variety of commercial sectors.
The scope of projects has broadened considerably to include master planning, landscape design, urban design, exhibition design, interpretative planning, furniture and interior design – all pursued within the parameters of larger environmental and social concerns.