“One of the worst things I can do is force a design on my client,” says Michael Timcheck, an architect at The M Group Architects and Interior Architects in Reston, Virginia. “So when we initiate a project, we learn about the client’s design aesthetic and what they want their building to communicate. We capture the client’s desires and create spaces that work for them." The approach has proven successful for this 17-person firm, whose work focuses primarily on office building architecture and interiors, as well as mission-critical and secure design for government contractors and agencies. And, you can read more about them in our new user success story, linked below.
The article focuses on two recent M Group projects, beginning with the design and furnishing of a full-floor suite for KPMG in Pittsburgh’s BNY Mellon Bank Building. Interior Designer and Director of Operations Karen Lewis explains how colors local to Pittsburgh, such as the yellows on bridges, the grays of the steel city, and the rusts and reds of aging steel, not to mention the yellow and black from their Steelers football team, complement views of the Monongahela, Allegheny, or Ohio Rivers; PNC Park; Heinz Field; and Highmark Stadium.
Next is a project for Thompson Hospitality, a food service provider and one of the largest retail food and facilities management companies in the United States. M Group’s capable team created a grand entrance for Thompson's 40,000-square-foot headquarters in northern Virginia to reinforce its corporate identity and provide an exciting first impression with a two-story waterfall and 23-foot-tall atrium.
Visit our website to view the complete M Group user success story, which details how the firm uses 2D and 3D modeling in Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks software to explore and communicate design ideas. Also read what M Group’s designers and architects are excited about in the future.