About FMD

From the first handshake to the ribbon cutting, FMD Architects is a design-oriented firm whose attention to service, creativity, and budget creates real value for our clients.

About FMD

From the first handshake to the ribbon cutting, FMD Architects is a design-oriented firm whose attention to service, creativity, and budget creates real value for our clients.

Who We Are

Over 30 Years of Excellence

FMD Architects is a design-oriented firm in Fairlawn, Ohio serving clients in the Animal Care, Education, and Beverage and Hospitality industry among others. Our strong work environment enables lasting relationships with the clients we partner with to create custom architectural solutions. In order to provide top-notch client experiences and services, we regularly build up our team through training and educational opportunities, professional guidance, and a dedication to open communication and collaboration.

Exemplifying Industry Leadership

We are leaders in the design of facilities for animal care, education, beverage & hospitality, and more. As a family of professionals founded on creativity, sustainability, innovation and adaptability, our goal is to create great buildings and lasting relationships with our clients. Our firm is noted in the industry for prompt service and response time without sacrificing budget or quality.

Sharing Profits by Serving Others

Not only does our firm aim to fulfill our clients’ visions, but we are also committed to creating a better community through philanthropy and service. We enjoy every opportunity we have to roll up our sleeves and help our non-profit community while creating memories and building team camaraderie.

Our Services

FMD Architects provides a full range of services from master planning through construction administration:


  • Campus Master Planning
  • Facility Master Planning
  • Building Assessments
  • Facility Programming Analysis
  • Pre-Bond Services
  • Space Utilization Studies
  • Engineering Studies
  • Site Evaluations/Use Analysis


  • Architectural Design
  • Site/Landscape Design
  • Educational Technology Design
  • Code & Agency Compliance
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Selection & Specifying
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Building Restoration Design


  • ADA Assessment Studies
  • Equipment Coordination
  • Energy Efficiency Upgrades
  • Daylighting Analysis
  • LEED Consulting
  • Implementation of LEED Strategies
  • Construction Administration
  • Post-Construction Evaluation


By having an in-house, FAA licensed drone pilot, FMD has been easily able to capture unique photos and videos throughout various project phases.  The aerial photos have been utilized for conceptual master planning, comprehensive updates for owners during construction, and building assessments to clearly communicate existing conditions.

VR Provides
Value-Added Service

Visualize projects in full 3D before picking up a shovel! Virtual Reality enables the FMD team to visualize, refine, and edit every inch of our designs in 3D. As an FMD client, you will have the opportunity to better experience and understand the size and configuration of your space during the design process, helping you make informed decisions and save on costly change orders later. We can even export designs into video game software that allows you to use a controller to walk through buildings in real time!


Stark State College classroom lined with rows of desks with desktop computers

Computer lab

Brewing area


Education office


We typically let our work speak for itself, but when a client requests we submit for an award, we are proud to bring one home for them. Most recently, FMD’s design for the expansion of Michael Angelo’s Winery won the American Institute of Architecture (AIA Akron) Merit Award and People’s Choice Award.

Our Promise to You Is Clear






“Their ability to take what we envisioned, make their recommendations, and put it into an already existing space was exceptional. The staff at FMD was professional, trustworthy, and easy to work with; the whole experience from start to finish was extraordinary!”

Robb Wood, Practice Manager
Twin Lakes Veterinary Hospital

“FMD was such an integral partner in the design of our beautiful new veterinary hospital! From the very beginning of the project, they have been responsive to our needs and have done whatever was necessary to solve any issues that came up during the design and build process. As for our building design, we have been in our new hospital for just over a year and I wouldn’t change a thing! The design was well engineered and provides such a smooth work flow. Thank you, FMD!”

Tresha Grissom, DVM
Lewisburg Animal Hospital

“The restoration of the Portage Country Club from a devastating fire last year is a resounding success! This renovation was one of the most important and consuming projects I have ever been involved with, and thanks in a large part to your efforts; our beautiful new clubhouse meets our highest expectations. Thank you for your commitment to helping us realize our goal. We could not have had a better architectural firm to guide us in bringing back to life one of Akron’s most important historical buildings.”

Chris Berlin, Country Club Manager
Portage Country Club

“… Our selection of an architect for this project was an easy choice. Your experience dealing with a public entity was a definite plus. You and your staff’s professionalism made our Board of Directors feel comfortable. My staff and I agree that your phasing in of this project so we could keep our office open and functioning during construction had to be a great challenge…”

Tim Mahoney, GM
Rural Lorain County Water Authority (RLCWA)

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