Fred Ortiz, AIA
Principal, Director of East Coast Sports & Entertainment

“I am passionate about process. I move intently through a project’s life with a keen awareness of all variables and a plan to thoughtfully influence an inspired, well-crafted and overwhelmingly memorable result.”


About Fred

At a young age, Fred aspired to be an NFL football player and “one of those guys that draws buildings.” He accepted a college football scholarship at a school with a reputable architecture program. When his short-lived football career ended, he turned his attention to architecture and design. In his career, Fred has been recognized for both award-winning projects and his experimental delineation work. He gravitates toward an all-encompassing process that leads to well-executed architectural responses. “I enjoy guiding a rigorous, inclusive and integrated team approach to the work that creates the highest value for the client.” For Fred, sports and entertainment projects require finesse to create a sensory-packed fan experience. “While the venues we influence are vital for our clients, we should not lose sight of the opportunity to provide value-driven solutions for the communities we serve and shape.” 

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: Texas, Maryland

Education
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Texas at Arlington