Over our history, WM2A Architects has completed projects in many states (shown in orange).
What We Do
Healthcare DesignWM2A Architects has on-going projects in several southeastern states. We have many long-term healthcare clients. Our work includes hospitals, outpatient facilities, and physician offices.
Education DesignWM2A Architects is currently providing design services for K-12 school projects in Georgia and Virginia. We also have on-going projects with the Technical College System of Georgia.
Worship DesignWM2A Architects has provided design services for many protestant denominations. Our work includes worship centers, daycare facilities, family life centers, and other such spaces.
Civic/Municipal DesignWM2A Architects has provided design services for a number of civic recreation projects. We have also completed municipal police and court facilities, libraries, and public performance spaces.
Commercial DesignWM2A Architects has provided design services for car dealerships, financial offices and training facilities, law offices, and two large insurance company call centers.
Industrial DesignWM2A Architects has recently designed facilities for the fabrication of polyester matting, lead-acid batteries, aluminum extrusions, aircraft parts, and outdoor equipment.
The WM2A Process
Since the firm's inception, WM2A has focused on serving our clients and maximizing value brought to their projects. WM2A was the first A/E firm in Middle Georgia to utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM) after making the transition in October 2004. With one exception while working with an international design firm, 100% of our projects since then have been developed exclusively in BIM. Not only is WM2A adept in the use of this technology; but we have also assembled a complete architecture/interior design/ engineering team capable of delivering robust BIM models inclusive of architecture, interior design, structure, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
Intelligently implemented, robust BIM modeling, coupled with decision-making leadership forms the basis for an Integrated Project Delivery system. This integrated model is a design tool that offers enhanced value for our clients in several areas:
- Improved communication through enhanced visualization imagery.
- Greater information delivered earlier in the development process.
- Affords for a better coordinated set of construction drawings.
- Improves constructor's understanding of the design intent.
- Enhances phasing understanding and cost estimating.
- Eliminates waste and redundancy.
In September of 2009, WM2A began a LEAN journey. LEAN is the application of the Toyota Production System in the design/construction industry. LEAN is IPD on steroids. LEAN recognizes the value of collaboration and employs a systematic set of tools toward eliminating waste in the design/construction process. The elimination of avoidable waste allows a focused investment of scarce resources (time, dollars, materials and creativity) toward enhancing value for the Owner.
The WM2A team has employed several LEAN tools to date on 15 projects including: Pull Planning, Work Registers/Constraint Logs, 5 Why analysis, A3 documentation, Plus/Delta, Hot Topics, Set-based solutions, Biweekly Team Check-in calls, Consensus Doc 300 agreements, Design and Construction Retrospectives, Big Room meetings, CBA analysis, and Target Value design.
WM2A has LEED accredited architects that are committed to setting an example for responsible designs that speaks to the possibilities of energy conservation and sustainability. Recognizing the significance of the partnership between architect and client, WM2A seeks to meet the functional needs, financial restraints, and the external factors of a project that allows for the most creative, productive, and feasible design solutions.
WM2A strives to design a sustainable and environmentally healthy facility that helps the client improve the quality life of their occupants and their communities. It is our desire to facilitate integration of sustainable design principles that are compatible with your goals and budget.
The WM2A Team
Trey Wood, AIA
MBA, Georgia State University
BS Pre-Architecture, Clemson University
Bill McLees, AIA
LEED AP BD+C
M Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Selby, AIA, CSI
BS Architectural Engineering Technology, Southern Polytechnic State University
Yancey Powers, AIA, LEED AP
M Architecture, Texas Tech University
Shannon Cromer, Allied AIA
BS Interior Design, Georgia Southern University
Brandon Fairbanks, Assoc AIA
B Architecture, Mississippi State University
Charles Green, AIA, RA, RLA
BLA, University of Georgia
Graduate Studies in City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
Carmen Nash, ASID
Senior Interior Designer
BS Interior Design, Georgia Southern University
Jodi Nichols, Assoc AIA
BA Political Science, University of Georgia
M Architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design
Project Manager, Lab Specialist
B Environmental Design, Texas A&M University
Sam Poore, AIA
BA History, B Architecture, University of Tennessee
Sara Seimer, Assoc AIA
BS Architecture, Ohio State University
Kimberly Williams, Allied AIA
Assoc Degree in Drafting and Design, ITT Technical Institute
Comments from our Clients
The LEAN approach has fully engaged the Owner, Architect, and Construction Management firm early on to establish a strong relationship and committment to ensure a successful project. The discussions and meeting that have taken place during the design of this project typically happen after the project has started which reduces opportunity and increases cost and time. To sum it up in a sentence, "WM2A's approach is very Owner friendly."Jason Daniel, Bibb Co School District
Their attention to detail, excellent concepts, designs and drawings, supervision of the projects, in progress reviews, and all the other wide-ranging responsibilities of an architect have always been performed in a professional, efficient manner.Beth Crumpton, Former Provost, Oconee Fall Line Technical College
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WM2A Architects specializes in the design of healthcare facilities. We use industry-leading design programs to leverage the most useful advances in current technology and to create a quality design that exceeds our clients expectations.
Our own designers use three-dimensional models of various types during the conceptual phase of design. What we learn influences the layouts that we present to you.
WM2A Architects has provided healthcare education design services for Mercer University, Wesleyan College, Navicent Health, and many campuses of the Technical College System of Georgia.