“FMD Architects look out for their customers’ best interest. As an owner, I appreciate how they listen to what we want and need. They are very detailed in their design that in turn saves on change orders.

They are very cost-effective designers.”

 

Steve Spradling
Director of Physical Plant and Construction

CLIENT
Stark State College Akron

WHAT WE DID
Architectural Design / Consulting / Project Management

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
FMD Architects was proud to be a part of Stark State College’s first building in downtown Akron.  The new 3-story building, including full basement, comprised of classrooms, offices, collaboration and support spaces, and future build-out areas.  The building is comprised of a steel structure with brick and metal panel exterior finishes.  The project was constructed through the CM at Risk delivery method.  The project also included a new digital pylon sign for use in marketing along State Route 8.

THE CHALLENGE
With acquiring a high-profile location adjacent to State Route 8, the College needed a functional, efficient facility with tremendous street appeal.

THE SOLUTION
FMD’s flexibility and responsiveness enabled Stark State College to finalize the building programming and early site package, while the remainder of the design drawings were being completed.  Programmatic meetings with the staff allowed FMD to find opportunities for new efficiencies and savings that are at the foundation of Stark State College.  We were able to properly site the building to exceed Stark State College’s needs today and allow for future site development as they continue to grow in Summit County.