With 24 years of practice, Brian Fitzsimmons has received numerous honors and awards throughout his career for personal, artistic and design achievements. These include local, state, regional and national AIA honors, Urban Land Institute Impact Awards, recognition in international academic competitions, and  Forty Under 40 awards. Brian is dedicated to the task of providing intelligent and meaningful design to the architecture landscape of his home state.

Brian founded Fitzsimmons Architects, Inc. in 2005 as a full-service architectural design firm. He is noted for his ability to see possibilities in designs that also meet the practical solutions necessary for a project’s success.

Brian has been involved with various organizations and committees including OKC Urban Design Committee, Midtown Redevelopment Corporation, and SOSA Neighborhood Association.

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, Oklahoma State University 1996, with honors and scholarships

Current Affiliations
Registered Architect of Oklahoma
Registered Interior Designer of Oklahoma
American Institute of Architects
Urban Land Institute

Select Honors and Awards
2019 | – Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors Pivot Award for Outstanding Architect
2019 | red andrews park – Urban Land Institute Impact Finalist - Outstanding Community Building Effort
2018 | rehco / midtown renaissance – AIA Central States Region Design Excellence - Interior Architecture
2018 | tower theatre – AIA Central States Region Design Excellence - Historic Preservation Citation
2018 | walker shops – AIA Central States Region Design Excellence - Urban Design and Planning Citation
2018 | urban cabin – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Residential Merit
2018 | buick building – State Historic Preservation Officer's Citation of Merit - Buick Building
2018 | tower theatre – Urban Land Institute Oklahoma Distinguished Merit Award
2017 | fassler hall / dust bowl – AIA Central States Region - Excellence in Architecture Merit Award
2017 | tower theatre – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Historic Preservation Merit Award
2017 | hatch – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Interior Architecture Merit Award
2017 | walker shops – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Urban Design Citation Award
2017 | the frank – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Commercial Architecture Citation Award
2017 | tower theatre – Preservation Oklahoma - Urban Private Sector Historic Preservation Award
2016 | fulmer group law – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Interior Honors Award
2016 | bp lower 48 – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Interiors Merit Award
2016 | bp lower 48 – Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. - Excellence in Construction Award
2016 | fassler hall / dust bowl – Urban Land Institute - Best Small Scale Infill Development Project
2015 | fassler hall / dust bowl – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Commercial Architecture Merit Award
2015 | broadway 10 chophouse – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Interior Architecture Citation Award
2015 | fassler hall / dust bowl – Precast Concrete Institute Design Award: Best Mixed Use Building
2015 | 430 lofts – Urban Land Institute Impact Award - Best Small Scale Redevelopment
2015 | guardian lofts – Urban Land Institute Impact Award - Best Large Scale Redevelopment
2015 | dry/shop – Urban Land Institute - Distinguished Merit Impact Award
2014 | one if by land – Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Honoree
2014 | 430 lofts – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Adaptive Reuse Merit Award
2014 | 309 monterey – AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design - Interior Architecture Merit Award
2014 | – OSU School of Architecture Tau Sigma Delta Silver Medal
2013 | dry/shop – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Interior Architecture Honor Award
2013 | – AIA Central States Excellence in Design - Commercial Architecture Citation
2013 | guardian lofts – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Restoration/Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse Merit
2013 | one if by land – AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design - Residential Architecture Citation
2012 | 18th street studios – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Citation Award
2012 | 18th street studios – AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design - Architecture Honor
2012 | executive office – AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design - Interior Honor
2012 | 18th street studios – AIA Central States Region Excellence in Design - Detail Honor
2011 | oklahoma case study house – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design – Architecture Honor Award
2011 | gibson dental studio – AIA OK Excellence in Design - Restoration/Rehabilitation/Adaptive Reuse Merit
2010 | kerr family chickasaw pavilion – AIA Central Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Unbuilt Design Merit
2009 | 23rd street courts – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Urban Design Honor Award
2009 | okasian house – AIA Oklahoma Excellence in Design - Residential Merit Award
2007 | – OKC Business Forty Under 40
2007 | – Oklahoma Journal Records Achievers Under 40
2006 | – Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Vision Maker
1996 | – Hotel of the Future: ACSA International Competition
Photograph by Cary Holton