News / 7.18.16

Welcome to Epstein … Tony Garoppolo!

One of the newest members of our architectural studio

We are pleased to welcome Tony Garoppolo to Epstein – one of the newest members of our architectural studio.

Tony received his Master of Architecture from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale (Go Salukis!) in 2011, a University where he also earned his BArch in 2009. After completing graduate school, Tony worked in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago as an intern at residential and commercial architectural firms like Chipman Design Architecture & Group A Architecture. He then joined an HOK Chicago design team in 2013 and performed construction administration services on the new state-of-the-art William Eckhart Research Center at the University of Chicago. In 2015, Tony joined Wright Heerema Architects as a designer and worked on a variety of high-rise office building renovation projects throughout downtown Chicago.

In addition to this prior work experience, Tony is currently a Northeast Illinois member of the American Institute of Architects as well as a member of the AIA Chicago Young Architect Forum.

At Epstein, Tony is working on a new $120M, 350,000 square foot pork processing plant located in Merida, Mexico for Grupo Porcicolo Mexicano (GPM) – Kekén as well as the optimization of the Checked Baggage Inspection Systems Pods at Orlando International Airport. (How's that for project diversity!)

Tony is the oldest of four brothers and he grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Since last year Tony has called the Lakeview neighborhood his home and has had a busy summer filled with biking, rollerblading, volleyball, softball, 5k's and White Sox games.

And, lastly, if Tony's last name seems familiar its' because his younger brother is Jimmy, the back-up to Tom Brady and now, after the end of 'Deflategate' appeal process, the seemingly new starting QB for the New England Patriots for the first four games of the upcoming NFL season. Tony, since you're now family – best of luck to Jimmy! But if the Pats and Da Bears end up playing each other, due to some sort of sporting miracle on behalf of our beloved, but hapless, Bears, in the Super Bowl we'll have to go with the Monsters of the Midway. But for that to happen 'Deflategate' is going to have to infect the entire NFC!