Statement from Family & Children’s Services CEO, Gail Lapidus


“Tulsa lost one of its finest architects yesterday with the passing of Herb Fritz, Fritz Bailey Architects.

His friends at Family & Children’s Services mourn his loss as longtime agency friend, supporter and architect of four Family & Children’s Services facilities, many award-winning.


He uniquely guided the architectural process, knowing that buildings can be much more than just bricks and mortar, but healing spaces that evoke good feelings and inspire hope.

Thousands of Tulsans who have walked through the doors of Family & Children’s Services seeking help have been positively impacted by Herb’s talent for thoughtful, purposeful and therapeutic design.


Fitzgerald Funeral Service will be handling the arrangements and updates will be posted on their website

Please join Family & Children’s Services as we offer our condolences to the Herb Fritz family.”