|Architect Fred M. Fargotstein established his own practice in 2004 in order to focus on
his affinity for older homes--working with their owners to preserve their character
through well-crafted and stylistically appropriate restorations, renovations, and
additions. He has over three decades of experience in all aspects of architectural
practice. Fred earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree with University Honors from
Carnegie-Mellon University in 1982, and is registered in the Commonwealth of
When he is not attending to his clients, Fred pursues his passion for gardening at his
home in Pittsburgh's Morningside neighborhood.
Fred also volunteers his services for the Design Center of Pittsburgh, a non-profit
organization dedicated to improving quality of life through the design of the built
environment. He is a member of the Design Center's Design Consult Steering
Committee, and received the organization's Excellence in Consulting Award in 2008.
During the winter, Fred serves as a volunteer member of National Ski Patrol. He has
served as the director of the Laurel Highlands Nordic Ski Patrol, and is an instructor in
the NSP's Mountain Travel & Rescue Program.
In addition, Fred serves on the Board of Trustees of the Richard Miles Decker
Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides deserving children the opportunity to
attend summer camp.