FGM Architects Expands to Austin Texas with the Acquisition of Jackson Galloway Architects

By on January 8, 2019

FGM Architects, headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, has acquired Jackson Galloway Architects, based in Austin, TX. The two award-winning architecture firms share core cultural values as well as practice areas that focus on enhancing the environments where people live, learn, worship, work, play and gather. These include schools, police and fire stations, recreation centers, city halls and faith-based facilities. Both firms are well-known for working collaboratively with community partners, enduring client relationships and designing buildings that have a positive impact on the people who use them.

FGM Chief Executive Officer, John Ochoa notes, “Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the country with a dynamic culture and business climate. As the region grows, there’s a corresponding need for schools, municipal, public safety and other kinds of buildings which presents an exciting opportunity for FGM. Our strategic business plan focuses on growth through market diversification. As we explored expanding our practice to Austin, Jackson Galloway quickly emerged as a natural partner. Their distinguished body of work and outstanding team are a great match for FGM’s strengths and the spirit we bring to our work.”

John Jackson and Bob Galloway, founding partners of Jackson Galloway Architects (JGA) concur, “The qualities of integrity and commitment to high standards we find at FGM are those we aspire to at Jackson Galloway. Our mantra is ‘live inspired’ and we strive to create designs that are beautiful, authentic and timeless. FGM has the same commitment, evidenced by their design work in multiple practice areas as well as the lasting partnerships they have with such a range of community partners.”

Strategic Growth & Market Diversification

FGM’s acquisition of JGA is key to the firm’s strategic plan for continued growth through market diversification. FGM is an employee-owned firm that has been in existence since 1945. FGM’s acquisition of JGA is the second in the firm’s history. In 2011, FGM strengthened its municipal and recreation practices with the acquisition of SRBL Architects, a Chicago-area firm known for its expertise in public safety, recreation and civic design. In recent years, FGM has opened offices in St. Louis, MO and Milwaukee, WI to create a durable base for the continued expansion of its business in those states.

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