Ferdinand Dimailig, AIA
Ferdinand Dimailig brings more than 25 years of architecture and interior design experience. His varied architectural and interior design knowledge has enhanced his diverse background in business, design and technical aspects of the profession. Ferdinand’s continued success is attributed to his business integrity, professional client relationships, and continued project involvement. His diverse project experiences have included many aspects of out-of-ground architecture and interior design.
Dimailig believes that designer’s role is to create dynamic, efficient and affordable environments for the clients’ programmatic requirements and provide design solutions that ignite function, unity, energy and life. An avid sports fan and amateur participant, Ferdinand is a fierce competitor, who works hard each day to prove himself to the client, business and profession. A self-professed design magazine junkie, he always tries to be on top of new ideas and technologies, current treads, design techniques and business knowledge.
As a faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Art, Ferdinand enjoys imparting his knowledge and encouragement on new generations of designers. He believes in educating others on good design, and enjoys lecturing on various topics in design and architecture to diverse groups, from industry peers and potential business clients, to lay public. He is actively involved in volunteer mentoring programs, both formal and informal.
“As a business leader and educator, I feel it is my responsibility to lead and guide the next generation of designers, especially the future leaders of our firm. Outside of the office, I also love sharing my knowledge and experiences in this dynamically rewarding profession,” says Ferdinand. “Most importantly, even through the stress, the long hours and creative blocks, I really love what I do!” Ferdinand credits his wife and children with keeping him grounded and connected.
Ferdinand Dimailig attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Design. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Graham Foundation.