Fred Schmidt, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal

Fred is a proven thought leader in all things architecture, providing clients vast experience in leadership, management and design. As a Principal of the firm, Fred serves as a day-to-day client executive in coordination with project managers, architects and engineers. Additionally, Fred guides design teams to communicate effectively with owners and user groups, ensuring that each unique need, vision and goal is heard. He masterfully facilitates the collaboration amongst all stakeholders to create buildings of distinction that not only inspire, but also meet ever challenging budgets.

A distinguished author and guest lecturer, Fred has overseen iconic projects such as the addition of the monumental, award-winning State Capitol Dome, and the downtown OCU School of Law. Coming full circle, he now leads FSB’s design and engineering efforts on the historic Interior Rehabilitation of the State Capitol Building.

Fred has made numerous contributions to the architectural profession where he was recently honored with the AIA’s William Wayne Caudill Award and also a Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished leadership. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and a past President of AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter.

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“The quality of architecture, or the lack thereof, directly affects the quality of our lives and our communities. Creating the best possible environments where people can work, learn and live is incredibly special to me.”

Before cement mixers pour concrete, engineers configure HVAC systems or architects create renderings, building owners must first determine what type of contractual arrangements they will enter into with their architecture firm and construction company. These legal agreements, called project delivery methods, are every project’s roadmap for the roles, relationships and levels of involvement between owner, […]

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Oklahoma City — The lights went out at Will Rogers Theatre on Friday but that didn’t stop the American Institute of Architects, Central Oklahoma Chapter from holding their 2017 AIA Honor Awards Program. AIA holds their awards ceremony to recognize and thank those who work to improve the built environment and the profession of architecture. […]

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Creating a collaborative environment amongst stakeholders is a key strategy to designing a new building or redefining existing spaces. FSB has developed a specialized design workshop process – FSB Design Discovery Lab – that creates a partnership between an owner, and the design team, resulting in highly successful projects. FSB Design Discovery Lab A Design […]

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By Melissa Hunt, AIA Central Oklahoma The American Institute of Architects Central Oklahoma Chapter will present the 16th annual Architecture Tour from noon to 5 p.m. April 22, featuring four homes, a school and two businesses. One of the tour stops, with partial description from AIA, is: Heartland Middle School, 4900 Explorer Drive, Edmond, designed […]

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