Sponsored by: ZMM Architects & Engineers
Headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, ZMM Architects & Engineers has left its mark on the Mountain State since 1959.
“Even though you might not realize it, you see ZMM in your community every day,” says architect and principal Adam Krason, AIA, LEED AP. “Because we’re focused on delivering the client’s vision, there is no ZMM ‘cookie-cutter’ design,” he explains.
Although known for work on educational and municipal facilities, the firm’s broad array of projects spans multiple industry sectors and styles to provide striking spaces celebrated for both form and function.
Taking an integrated approach to building design, ZMM offers a full roster of services — from architecture and interior design to engineering and construction administration to ensure projects seamlessly flow from conceptual design to ribbon-cutting.
The award-winning regional design firm continues to expand to meet demand. ZMM now has more than 60 employees working out of offices in Charleston and Martinsburg, as well as a new office in Blacksburg, Va., following the acquisition of OWPR Architects & Engineers in October 2020.
Even as much of the country closed down due to COVID-19, Krason says ZMM continued to meet client needs. The team adapted buildings in response to the pandemic, including the State Capitol Building, the Clay Center, as well as health care and educational facilities, to enhance safety features and air filtration.
New builds ranged from a testing center for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to a new facility for the National Weather Service at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park.
“On one side of the state, we collaborated on the Intuit Prosperity Hub in Bluefield,” Krason says, “and all the way across the state, we worked on the Prosperity Center for Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley in Parkersburg — two very different projects but both with the goal of enhancing economic opportunities for West Virginians.”
As momentum increases across the region, Krason says the talented ZMM team is excited to build upon the firm’s long history of success by enhancing communities through innovative, sustainable, responsive design.