Schools and school districts today face challenges on every front. FGM helps educators overcome these challenges by creating quality learning environments that support their educational mission, encourage collaboration between students, faculty, parents and the community and allow the schools to retain the highest quality faculty and staff.
EDUCATIONAL FACILITY PROGRAMMING, PLANNING AND DESIGN
EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FUNDING, INCLUDING GRANTS
INTERIOR DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN/WAYFINDING AND FURNISHINGS
We recognize the importance of a school not only to its students, faculty, staff and administrators, but to the entire community as well. With a clear vision, collaborative process and attention to detail, we strive to create rich, sustainable learning environments that provide a proud heritage for decades to come.
Our PK–12 practice is led by a team of experts with extensive experience in all educational project types—from maintenance and renovations to additions and new construction. We also actively participate, often in leadership roles, in:
Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA)
Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB)
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA)
American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)
American Architectural Foundation (AAF), Design for Learning Council
American Institute of Architects Committee of Architecture for Education (AIA CAE)
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
First and foremost, we partner with our clients, as our many long-term clients can attest. We also excel at bringing together the experts a project may require—engineers, specialty consultants, construction managers, contractors and other architects—to leverage a broad knowledge base of best practices, trends, codes and approaches to long-term maintenance and building operational needs. Through this collaborative process, we are able to design environments that meet our clients’ expectations, are sensitive to their limitations and achieve their educational mission.