FGM considers our staff to be our strongest asset. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for the best young architects and the firm they join to become well-rounded professionals.
Toward that end, we have established FGM University. If this brings to mind long, dry lectures by gray-haired authority figures, think again.
FGM University is a participatory, research-based program that teams a senior person with an intern to explore an industry focused topic. The intern researches the project type internally by examining past FGM projects and externally by looking at what is happening in that particular industry. Together, the intern and the senior person present their findings to the FGM staff in a lunch session. The intern learns about FGM projects, about trends in the industry and, as an added benefit, gains presentation experience.
Recent topics have included science classroom design, library design, sustainable design and construction management.
The presentations are broadcast to all FGM offices via video-conferencing.