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FGM Architects Welcomes Daniel Atilano, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


FGM Architects is pleased to announce that Daniel Atilano, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has joined the firm as a Principal in its Municipal and Recreation practices.


Atilano has focused his architectural career in the Chicago region for 35+ years. He joined Burnidge Cassell Associates in 1987 and, after the firm merged with Dewberry in 2009, remained as a Principal and Practice Segment Leader for Recreation. Atilano’s experience includes design for new, renovated, and adaptive reuse facilities. Notable projects that he has led include the Village of Romeoville’s Athletics & Event Center and the Joliet Park District’s Inwood Athletic Club. His award-winning projects include the Livingston County Courthouse Interior Renovation which won the 2013 Landmarks Illinois Preservation Award and the AIA Northeast Illinois Preservation Award.


A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Atilano has also served the regional architectural community as a Board member and President (1990-1997) of AIA Northeast Illinois. Atilano was the first recipient of the Outstanding Young Architect award from AIA Northeast Illinois in 1996. Atilano currently serves on the Village of Sleepy Hollow Planning Commission where he has lived for many years.


After receiving his B.S. in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Atilano launched his career as a corporate facilities planner throughout the U.S. with the Cummins Engine Company (now Cummins, Inc.) before earning his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan.


FGMA CEO John Dzarnowski notes, “We’re thrilled to welcome Daniel who is a well-known and respected architect throughout the Chicagoland region and nationally. The depth of his expertise and passionate commitment to municipal and recreational design is a perfect fit for FGMA’s community building mission and strategic goals for growth.”


Atilano echoes, “I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to join the creative and collaborative team at FGMA.”


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