Haley Kell, NCDIQ, LEED GA, IIDA
Haley Kell has joined the firm’s St. Louis Region as an Interior Designer focusing primarily on PK-12 school and municipal design projects. After receiving a B.F.A. in Fine/Studio Arts from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ms. Kell began her career working in health care and senior living design projects. Immediately prior to joining FGM Architects, she worked at Bond Architects where she began to focus on schools, libraries, and municipal facilities.
Tim Kwiatkowski, Managing Director of FGM Architects’ St. Louis Region notes, “Haley’s experience and design sensibilities will enhance our robust practice in school and municipal design. We welcome her talents, energy, and enthusiasm for the community-oriented, client-focused approach of FGM Architects.”
Ms. Kell adds, “I look forward to working with FGM Architects team. Clients consider me a trusted advisor with their best interests at heart. My approach prioritizes human needs, using empathy and imagination to solve design problems, always with clients’ goals and budget at the forefront.”
Steve Downen, AIA, LEED AP
Steve Downen, has joined the firm’s O’Fallon Office as a Design Principal focusing primarily on PK-12 school projects. Steve discovered his love of architecture in a junior high drafting class and focused on architectural studies during high school and went on to earn a degree in architecture from Kansas State University. After a 30-plus year career with another architecture firm in Fairview Heights, he has made the leap to FGM Architects, drawn by the firm’s strong presence in the Southern Illinois/St. Louis marketplace. His work has covered several market sectors where his efforts have won design awards from the American Institute of Architects and the Masonry Institute. With an early career focus on environmental design before LEED, he was a part of a team of four whose work on two passive solar homes at Meadow Creek in Fox, Arkansas was published in Fine Home Building and Progressive Architecture. He has served as past president of the Southern Illinois AIA Chapter. Steve also volunteers with the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, a domestic violence advocacy agency.
“I really enjoy the new challenges that architecture offers every day,” Steve Downen said. “Within this everchanging world, keeping up with advances in technology and building sciences, there is always something new to learn, which helps me stay young at heart.”
“We are happy to have Steve along with everything his expertise and knowledge will also bring to our team,” said Tim Kwiatkowski, Managing Director of the St. Louis Region of FGM Architects.
G. Scott Nall, PE
G. Scott Nall has joined the firm in an exciting new role as a Principal to promote and lead the firm’s growing Federal/Department of Defense practice. A licensed Professional Engineer in several states, he has over 35 years of A/E industry experience. He will utilize his 26 years of military service to expand FGM’s presence in the market across the country. Scott currently holds the rank of colonel in the Air National Guard where he serves as commander of a unit supporting U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa Command.