Chris is the founding partner involved with the concept and design development of all the practice’s projects. His ability to work across many building types is underpinned by the intellectual rigor with which every project is approached. After studying architecture at University College’s Bartlett in London and the University of Edinburgh, he joined Skidmore Owings and Merrill Architects in 1992. He started at the London office and in 1998 was moved to Washington DC and ultimately to the New York Office. Whilst at SOM Chris won both national and international competitions and completed many award winning office and mixed use buildings.
Chris is currently designing new buildings both in the USA and in Europe, as well as numerous other residential and commercial projects in and around New York City. These include new residential condominiums in New York City and New Jersey and renovations to existing office buildings such as the GM building and 510 Madison. His portfolio also includes numerous apartment and townhouse renovations throughout Manhattan, from classic Upper East Side limestone mansions to charming West Village townhouses.
Robert is the director responsible for the design and implementation of all the practices’ corporate and residential interior projects. On completing his architectural training at Syracuse University in 1993, Robert worked for eight years at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill as one of their senior interior designers. His more than 15 years of experience in designing and delivering both large and small scale projects enables Robert to bring efficient working processes, lateral thinking, and exceptional quality design to all projects.
Robert has designed many award winning corporate office interiors throughout New York and the Northeast and has a client list that includes Boston Properties, Brookfield Properties and Jamestown Properties. Recently completed and ongoing interior projects include apartments and townhouses in Brooklyn, Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side, residential condominium interiors for Avalon Bay, Roseland Properties and Fields Development, and commercial interiors for L3 Communications, Turner Construction, and Vox Media.
Tin-min is the Director of Technical Development at Fogarty Finger. He has over 15 years of professional experience covering the design and construction of variety of institutional and commercial projects. The focus of his career has been architectural technology and construction administration. Prior to joining Fogarty Finger Tin-min had worked at Skidmore Owings and Merrill for 6 years where he was responsible for the technical coordination and drawing production of many high rise buildings and corporate interiors.
Recent completed and ongoing projects include; One Murray Park Condominiums, L3 Communications Headquarters and the renovation of the landmarked 104 West 40th street office building.
Ashley O’neill is the Director of Design for the interiors group. Ashley studied architecture at the University of Ulster. He began working in New York in 1997 for the Skidmore Owings and Merrill interiors department where he stayed for 8 years designing interiors for the NATO World Headquarters, NYSE, and many other corporate and hospitality projects.
Since joining Fogarty Finger he has designed many interiors projects both in and outside of New York. These projects include; Tishman Construction’s Headquarters in Washington DC, Steven Alan’s and Sugar Inc’s office interiors in Manhattan. Ashley is also responsible for the residential interiors of apartment buildings throughout New York City and the Tri state area. Current projects include the conversion the Ponce Factory in Atlanta to a multi-use residential building.
John Zimmer has been a practicing architect for over twenty years. He combines a passion for design with a deep knowledge of construction technologies, building codes, and project management.
A graduate of Cornell University, John spent the early part of his career in San Francisco. He later moved on to work for larger New York City based architecture firms and owned a small practice. In addition to his work experience, John has taught a senior-level design studio at Cornell and has been a guest design critic at both Cornell and Parsons.
John has designed a variety of award-winning public and private sector works that range in size from whole city blocks to small studio apartments. His resume includes dozens of cultural, educational, commercial, and residential projects, and is balanced between ground-up new construction and renovations. Guided by a belief that the best results are achieved when equal attention is paid to both concept and craft, his process is open, flexible, collaborative, and tailored to suit different clients’ particular needs.