Firm advances Principals for infrastructure and technology, education and business development, plus promotes new mechanical engineering discipline director
OKLAHOMA CITY – (June 16, 2017) – FSB, a full-service, cross-discipline architecture and engineering firm in Oklahoma City, announced today it will add and expand its industry-specific services. The firm is advancing its infrastructure and technology market group and expanding its education market group, as well as naming a new Principal of Business Development which will result in adding three new Principals and one additional Discipline Director.
“Our business is benefiting from the global movement toward larger architectural and engineering firms and has the capability of offering an integrated approach to projects,” said Gary James, president and CEO of FSB. “Even though the market for our services is strong, we are constantly evaluating our spectrum of services to ensure we are responding to new opportunities in the market. Expanding our infrastructure market allows our firm to take advantage of increased public and private investment in mission-critical facilities, transportation, technology and corporate industries.”
FSB’s newly expanded infrastructure and technology market group will be led by Brian Sauer, an experienced mechanical engineer who has led a wide range of public and private projects. An expert in sustainable LEED design, Sauer is currently leading the firm’s engineering design work for the planned Joint Base Andrews aviation facility to house the new Air Force One presidential aircraft.
James said that under Sauer’s leadership, the group will work directly with public and private sector entities to design infrastructure-related buildings using the latest technologies.
The firm is adding leadership to its educational market group with the appointment of Dennis Glover, who will be responsible for numerous projects ranging from K-12 schools to higher education facilities. Fred Schmidt, who has led the group for several years, will remain actively involved in strategic market development.
“From the beginning of our firm, education has been a very important part of our business,” James said. “Under the leadership of Fred Schmidt, the education market group has consistently grown. We are confident Dennis will continue this momentum, and we will remain on the forefront of designing innovative educational facilities.”
In addition to advancing the infrastructure and technology market group and the enhancements to the education market group, FSB is boosting its emphasis on new business development with the promotion of Laure Majors to Principal. As Principal, Laure will continue her responsibilities as director of business development, leading FSB’s strategic planning and growth initiatives for business development, marketing and corporate communications.
“FSB has enjoyed a time of phenomenal growth over the past few years. Laure’s expertise played a key role in our success, and in helping FSB earn a 2016 Metro 50 Fastest Growing Companies award,” James said.
Rebel Smith will lead the firm’s mechanical engineering discipline as director, replacing Sauer.
“Mechanical engineering has always been a strength of our firm and will continue to be so under Rebel Smith, who has been a part of the FSB team for more than 15 years and led many of our most notable projects, including the new OSU Central Plant,” James said.
FSB has more than 150 associates working out of its Oklahoma City headquarters, making it the largest full-service, locally-owned architecture and engineering firm in the state. The company recently modernized its brand to reflect the firm’s new leadership, integrated approach and global perspective.
“As we look ahead, we are optimistic about the future of our firm and believe we are well positioned within each of our various market groups to respond to the evolving opportunities,” James said.
FSB is an Oklahoma City-based, full-service and nationally recognized architectural-engineering firm that has been a leader in the delivery of quality services for more than 70 years. FSB’s in-office team of award-winning architects, interior designers and landscape architects are joined by an equally talented, full-spectrum group of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, civil and fire protection engineers. With more than 150 awards and four AIA “Firm of the Year honors,” FSB prides itself in providing clients the highest quality of end-to-end service.