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2019

With the retirement of J. Dewey Gills, RA, David J. Smith becomes the sole owner of the firm. Matthew Williams, AIA and Randall Ingram, RA, with nearly 50 years of combined experience in the profession, are promoted to leadership roles as Senior Vice Presidents.

The Freeman Morgan Architects office undergoes renovation to create more usable space and meet the growing needs of the firm.

2017

2017

Freeman Morgan Architects completes the first Publix in Virginia as part of Nuckols Place, a combined 95,000 Square Foot Retail Shopping Center in Henrico County, Virginia.

2016

BRICK IN ARCHITECTURE BRONZE AWARD

BRICK INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN SEASON AT LIBBIE MILL SHOPPING CENTER
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

2015

2015

Freeman Morgan completes construction documents for Safeway Store #3250 located along King Street in Alexandria, Virginia

2015

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, INC.
SAFEWAY #3250
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

2014

J. Dewey Gills becomes CEO/Principle and David J. Smith becomes President with the retirement of Jack Shady.

2012

2012

Completion of Safeway #2797 in Olney, Maryland. One of the first USGBC LEED for Retail & New Construction -Gold- Award Winning Safeway projects completed by Freeman Morgan Architects.

2011

The estate of Horace Freeman donates $100,000 to the Virginia Center for Architecture as a scholarship fund in memory of A.O. Budina, FAIA.

2010

2010

Construction is completed on American Family Fitness Midlothian, a multi-storied 68,000 Square Foot Fitness and Recreation Center in Midlothian, Virginia. This project required many creative design solutions in order to meet strict local zoning and architectural requirements.

Through the early part of the decade FMA worked closely with American Family Fitness to construct or remodel over 16 different fitness centers in the Richmond and Tri-City area.

2005

John Morgan retires from the firm as Jack Shady expands the firm’s ownership to include J. Dewey Gills and David J Smith as Vice President/Partners.

2005

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

THE METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON AND VIRGINIA CHAPTERS OF
ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS, CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
SAFEWAY AT WALDORF MARKETPLACE, WALDOF MARYLAND

2001

EXCELLENCE IN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

KNOXVILLE, KNOX COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISION
MANOR HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING, KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE

1998

Freeman Morgan Architects office is relocated to the current location in the Highland II Building at 7229 Forest Avenue, Suite 209 in Henrico County, Virginia.

1993

EXCELLENCE IN MASONRY DESIGN AWARD

VIRGINIA MASONRY COUNCIL
JACKSON CENTER OFFICE BUILDING, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

1993

1993

Freeman Morgan Architects completes The Shoppes at Belgrade, an award winning shopping center located at the corner of Huguenot Road and Robius Road in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

This remarkable retail project additionally serves as the first collaboration with Safeway, a strong and valued client with whom Freeman Morgan has completed 40 new stores and approximately 250 remodel projects. FMA continues to work closely with Safeway still today.

1987, 1988, 1989 & 1990

ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR
AMERICAN SUBCONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA CHAPTER

1983

TEST OF TIME AWARD

VIRGINIA SOCIETY OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
WRVA RADIO STATION
PHILIP JOHNSON, FAIA, ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

1982

1982

Jack Shady joins Freeman Morgan as Partner and Vice President. Having previously worked in both architectural and general contracting capacities, Mr. Shady made the move back to the design field, bringing with him a unique combination of knowledge and experience.

Freeman Morgan Architects becomes a professional corporation with John Morgan assuming the responsibility of CEO and Senior Partner.

1975

Horace Freeman and John C. Morgan, Jr., AIA form the partnership of Freeman & Morgan Architects.

1972

Horace Freeman, AIA becomes president of the firm after A. O. Budina’s retirement.

1970

John C. Morgan, Jr. joins Budina and Freeman Architects. A student of both Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic and State university and of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University, Mr. Morgan brings with him experience from several other Richmond area firms.

1963

1963

Considered “one of the city’s most visible and important mid-20th century architectural landmarks.” The WRVA Building, located in the historic Church Hill district of Richmond, Virginia. Designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson, FAIA in partnership with Budina and Freeman Architects.

1955

A.O. Budina, FAIA and Horace Freeman, AIA form the partnership Budina and Freeman Architects

1934

1934

A. O. Budina, FAIA having previously worked under Holabird and Roche, Louis Sullivan and John Eberson in Chicago in the early 1900’s goes on to design many Art-Deco Style theaters popular in the 1920s and 1930s, such as The State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia c.1934