Winter Park, Florida (September 1. 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the promotion of staff member, Rodney McManus to Vice President of Operations. His responsibilities include overseeing firm operations, project management, marketing, and assisting with strategic planning for the firm’s public safety, law enforcement, fire-rescue, emergency management and public safety training projects.
Mr. McManus holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, College of Architecture. He has over twenty years of experience in the architecture field. He is as a LEED Accredited Professional by the U.S. Green Building Council and has overseen multiple LEED certified projects in his career. Rodney understands that the foundation of a project is of the utmost importance and paves the way for a project’s success. His hands-on approach to project management and knowledge of various building typologies ensures the success of each project.
Winter Park, Florida (August 25. 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the promotion of staff member, Fred Rambo to Vice President of Production. In addition to his project management responsibilities, Fred will oversee the firm’s production efforts to ensure every project has the time and attention deserved. He will coordinate workflow with design staff and provide quality assurance and control throughout the design process.
Mr. Rambo holds a graduate degree in Architecture from the University of South Florida and an undergraduate degree in Design from the University of Florida. During his 15 years in the architectural field, Fred has worked on numerous museum projects throughout Florida. These projects include an expansion and renovation for the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach in addition to numerous municipal and public safety facilities.
Winter Park, Florida (August 18, 2018) – Architectural Interiors (AI) is pleased to announce the hiring of staff member Nathy Grullon as an Interior Design Professional.
Ms. Grullon works with the architectural planning team from the inception of a project to its completion, inquiring about each new space and its needs for built-in casework, furniture, and equipment. Nathy specifies materials, finishes, and products to suit each project’s unique characteristics, budget, and surrounding environment. Presentations of color and material boards are also prepared in each design phase by Nathy for the client’s review. She also provides evaluation and placement of existing equipment and furniture. Ms. Grullon holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Winter Park, Florida (August 11, 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the hiring of staff member Gaddiel Torres-Pagan as our new member of the Design and Production team. Responsibilities include assisting senior architects and project managers in the production of construction documents, detailing, building layouts, space planning, renderings, and post-production work.
Mr. Torres-Pagan has a Bachelor of Architecture at School of Architecture from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. He has over three years of experience in Construction Documents, As-Builts, and Historic Preservation studies and proposals.
Winter Park, Florida (August 12. 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the promotion of staff member, Katy Zick to Senior Marketing Coordinator and Associate. Katy is an integral part of the team and is the first marketing representative to receive associate status in the firm’s history. She is responsible for coordinating many of the firm’s business development efforts in Texas and across the United States. As part of her marketing and business development duties, Katy is also responsible for pre-project development for municipalities and the development of regional, strategic team relationships with architects throughout the country.
Ms. Zick holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. She has over 13 years of experience in the marketing field and has been with ADG for 8 years. Katy brings a passion for combining marketing efforts with project development.
Winter Park, Florida (July 22, 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the hiring of staff member Malinda Labbe as a new member of the production team.
Responsibilities include assisting architects and interior designers with product selection, space planning, building layout, detailing, and more.
Ms. Labbe has an Associate in Science Degree in computer-aided drafting and design. She has been working in the architectural field for over 15 years and has extensive experience in ADA surveys, construction documents, remodels, government facilities, and space planning. Ms. Labbe’s attention to detail and coordination skills make her a great addition to the firm. ADG is delighted to have her to join the team and our continued approach for design excellence.
Winter Park, Florida (July 14, 2018) – Architects Design Group (ADG) is pleased to announce the hiring of staff member Gabrielle Constantine as our new marketing coordinator.
Responsibilities include development and implementation of the firm’s strategic marketing plan, including identifying and marketing projects, event planning, and digital marketing strategies. Ms. Constantine is also responsible for preparing submittal responses to governmental RFP’s, preparing power point presentations, and developing and maintaining relationships with consultants and clients.
Ms. Constantine has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Rollins College. She has 8 years of experience in marketing with specific interest in digital marketing and marketing strategies. She also has extensive experience in event planning and coordination.
ABC / Associated Builders and Constructors Gulf Coast Chapter
2017 Excellence in Construction Awards Program
Eagle Award for Excellence – Gilbane Building Company with ADG
City of Fort Myers Fire Station No.1
Merit Awards – Ajax Building Corporation with ADG
Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center
“ADG is pleased to see our construction partners being recognized for outstanding work. Excellence in project execution requires inspired collaboration between the architect and builder. ADG is proud to be recognized for the success of these projects”.
February, 2017 — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office took a big step into the future Wednesday morning with the ribbon cutting for its new facility. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Facility is a part of an overall site development, located across Eucalyptus Street from the existing Sheriff’s Office Administration and Corrections Complex in downtown Sebring, Florida. The complex includes a two story, 44,313 SF Law Enforcement and Evidence Facility, a 1,590 SF Central Energy Plant, and development of a 2.75 acre site. The project was initiated in 2008 as a 50,000 SF Law Enforcement Facility to include evidence storage and processing, CID, uniform patrol, communications, training, and multi-purpose spaces. In 2014 the project was modified by removing the communications and multi-purpose spaces, but retaining all other law enforcement functions. The project was relocated directly across from the current Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Operations Building.
December 5, 2016 — ADG completed programming and master planning services for a three-story fire station and administration facility. The new facility of approximately 30,000 SF includes a fully staffed 24/7 Fire Station No. 1 and central operations for Fire Administration and Fire Prevention. The station is a five-bay drive-through arrangement with full-size bays that allow for the operational capacity of the Station No.1 service area and storage of reserve apparatus. As a critical facility, the structure was designed and constructed to survive a Category 5 storm event, equipped with an emergency generator and on-site fuel storage located above flood elevation. The facility has LEED silver certification and incorporates several sustainable design strategies.
October 24, 2016 — In order to provide the Clermont Police Department with the much needed room to improve services and safety, and provide room for the increase in staff, Architects Design Group initially developed a spatial needs assessment, master plan and site analysis for Addition/Renovation of the existing Police Headquarters property. In that study strategic planning for an addition to the facility which included a new secure sally port, expanded temporary holding area, specialized property and evidence storage areas, and technologically advanced records retention was completed. Owing to numerous issues that included parking, cost to renovate existing building and community concerns the addition/renovation was determined to be unfeasible.
The building is a two-story structure that includes an evidence processing lab, evidence bulk storage, a training classroom, temporary holding cells area and a sally port, in addition to the regular administration areas needed in a facility of this nature. The total square footage of the building is 30,611 SF.
The building has been designed to satisfy the current and future needs of the Clermont Police Department to the year 2030.
Since the Police Department is an Essential Facility, the structure has been designed with higher standards of construction than a regular commercial or residential construction type. The building has been designed to withstand 145 mph windloads with enhanced missile protection for all the openings to a Level “D” (9 lb. 2″x4″ lumber propelled @ 34 mph). The construction type is concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and steel joists with metal deck for the roof.
May 20, 2016 — Kevin Ratigan and the other 2016 Fellows were honored at an investiture ceremony 2016 National AIA Convention held at the historic Irvine Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania. The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000 there are over 3,200 members distinguished with this honor.
“The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society. The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
Latest News from Architects Design Group — February 2016 — Sarasota County 911 EOC has been awarded Project of the year by the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association. ADG, in association with FleischmanGarcia Architects, worked with county staff to integrate this project into the existing site development to create a master plan for redevelopment into a county campus serving county residents.
January 2016 — Sarasota County Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station was highlighted in the January 2016 edition of Modern STEEL CONSTRUCTION magazine. Architects Design Group (ADG) was the architect of this project.
April 11, 2015