In an era of challenging federal budgets, FGM provides creativity and cost-efficient design to our federal clients with the goal of creating facilities with optimal life-cycle and operational costs.
Throughout the firm's history we have completed hundreds of projects for Department of Defense (DoD) agencies including USACE, NAVFAC, USAF, National Guard and Reserves and DoDEA with contract vehicles that have included A/E contracts, IDIQs, MATOCs, SATOCs and MACCs. Projects have included housing, training, administration, secure rooms (SCIFs), classrooms, public safety, hospitality, visitors centers, reserve centers, museums, historic buildings and school facilities.
We are able to meet the mission needs of federal projects—large and small, new or renovation. We are also highly proficient in the design of energy efficient buildings. Our federal building projects have been designed to meet the energy efficiency standards set for each project including LEED. FGM excels at meeting the diverse requirements and evolving standards set forth by the many different agencies that comprise our federal design practice.
Our design approach is centered on commitment, understanding and collaboration that results in satisfied clients, loyal contractor relationships, and trusted sub-consultants. When asked what FGM’s strengths are, a repeat federal client replied, “FGM has complete command and competence of multi-discipline design/design coordination throughout the project. They are excellent team players.”
FGM strives to involve as many stakeholders and users of the facility as desired to create facilities that meet mission needs while providing innovative design solutions. As a repeat federal client recently observed, “From the very start, the FGM design team saw the soldiers and agency staff as a part of the project family team.” We view these relationships with agencies and installations as a critical component of our success.
We are actively involved with the contractor when involved with the design-build delivery method from the onset of the project through its closeout. We also frequently utilize our long-standing partnerships with small and disadvantaged businesses of all types, and we welcome the opportunity to serve as a mentor to small businesses that seek to grow their federal design and/or construction expertise.