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LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects Joins FGM Architects

Effective December 31, 2021, LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects (LEWA) joined FGM Architects.

LEWA is a nationally recognized,
award-winning expert in the design of public safety, faith based and multifamily/mixed-use projects. In addition to fortifying these practices, the joining of LEWA aligns with FGMA’s federal, higher education and pk-12 practices. 

Together FGMA has increased our team to 160+ professionals with seven offices in five states.

We Build Community

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LEWA is firmly rooted in the design of public safety facilities with more than 35 years of experience while FGMA brings more than 75 years of experience. We collaborate closely with law enforcement officers, firefighters, volunteers, training officers, and municipal administrators to address the latest trends and challenges in preparedness, and have participated in numerous training sessions and field exercises to gain first-hand knowledge of this uniquely demanding realm of civic service. Our principals and staff are recognized as thought leaders in the industry and popular speakers at national station design conferences. We serve as respected judges for national design awards programs and have written numerous articles over the last 15 years. We are dedicated to “serving those who serve others” and have pioneered design strategies for cancer reduction by contaminant control (Hot Zone Design) and improving behavioral health by reducing PTSD and suicide (Immersive Design). Our work is recognizable and distinctive because the safety, health and well-being of the crew is an essential aspect of every project we design. The knowledge and experience has been earned through LEWA and FGMA's combined 500 projects for more than 200+ public safety clients in the past 30 years. Together we offer a national reputation for leadership and design excellence in public safety facilities with more than 50 awards for design excellence.

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Having worked with more than 150 churches over the past 35 years, LEWA is among the most experienced religious architects in the mid-Atlantic region. FGMA's depth of experience includes work with more than 200 church projects in the past 40 years. Our combined depth of expertise enables us to collaborate effectively with our clients, exploring opportunities together to enhance campus and building function, flexibility, and budget-conscious value. Our portfolio includes master planning; architecture; interior design for new construction, modernizations and expansions; and rehabilitation of historic structures and campuses. Each project we undertake is as distinct as the church client with whom we are working. Through artful, elegant concepts that transcend design trends, we strive to create unique buildings that serve, support, and inspire for generations to come.

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LEWA's work in mixed use and multifamily residential projects includes master planning and design for apartments, condominiums, single-family residences, senior housing and assisted-living campuses as well as mixed use commercial and retail spaces. Our portfolio reflects a diverse range of distinctive new communities with supporting amenities —each with a unique character and a vibrant sense of place. We offer strengths in contextual, site-sensitive design, enabling us to create residences that embrace and enhance the natural and built environment while optimizing the outdoor setting. We believe that design plays a vital role in shaping the character and appeal of neighborhoods, whether urban or suburban, contemporary or traditional while balancing financial influences including development costs and total project economic returns.

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