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Three New Practice Leaders Appointed

Generational transition in faith-based, federal, multifamily/mixed-use practices advances strategic growth

FGMA announced today that Allison Stoos, AIA, Andy Stehl, AIA, and Ryn Burns, AIA, will respectively lead the firm’s faith-based, federal and multifamily/mixed-use practice areas.  Based out of FGMA’s Austin (TX), St. Louis (MO) and Reston (VA) offices, these practice leaders have proven expertise and engaged networks that together will help each practice portfolio continue national growth.

FGMA President Tim Kwiatkowski said, “Our work in these sectors is central to our mission of building strong communities. In Allison, Andy and Ryn we recognize the depth of knowledge and experience that has allowed them to become trusted partners to our clients and consultants while also guiding our teams with stellar leadership. I am confident that as they take the helm of these practices, our teams, projects and relationships will continue to thrive.”

Allison Stoos, AIA, joined FGMA in 2014 and was promoted to Senior Associate in 2022. Allison has led numerous design projects for worship communities that have encompassed master planning, new facility design, as well as building expansions and renovations. 

She received her Bachelor of Environmental Design and Architecture degree from Texas A&M University and her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Andy Stehl, AIA, LEED BD+C, joined FGMA in 2006 and was promoted to Vice President in 2023. He has worked in a variety of practice areas and, since 2018, has focused primarily on the firm's federal practice. 

His federal experience encompasses different project types, including the LEED Silver Pierce Terrace Elementary School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and the Offutt Air Force Base Security Forces Squadron Campus in Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technologies degree from Ranken Technical College.

Ryn Burns, AIA, joined FGMA as a Principal in 2022 and brings more than 20 years of experience in multifamily/mixed-use housing design. His design experience in multifamily/mixed-use residential projects includes high and mid-rise buildings as well as historic preservation and community-driven developments. Ryn's portfolio includes projects that focus on sustainability, resilience, biophilia, adaptive reuse and equity in the built environment.

Ryn received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Princeton University, a Master of Design Studies and Critical Conservation degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Master of Architecture degree from Northeastern University.


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