ZMM delivers this integrated approach by providing all building related design services, including architecture, engineering (civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical), interior design, and construction administration with our in-house team. Our integrated design approach makes ZMM unique among architecture/engineering firms, and helps to ensure the quality of our design solutions by providing more thoroughly coordinated construction documents.
ZMM has maintained a diverse portfolio since the founding of the firm. Early commissions included higher education projects for West Virginia University and Concord College, State Office Buildings 5, 6, & 7 on the State of West Virginia Capitol Campus, and armories for the West Virginia Army National Guard.
Maintaining a diverse practice for over 60 years has provided ZMM with extensive experience in a variety of building types, including educational facilities, governmental facilities (military, justice, correctional), healthcare facilities, recreation facilities, commercial office space, light industrial facilities, and multi-unit residential buildings.
The original partners transferred ownership of the firm to Robert Doeffinger, PE and Steve Branner in 1986. Mr. Doeffinger and Mr. Branner helped guide and expand the firm to its present size of 35 people. Over the past 20 years David Ferguson, AIA, and Adam Krason, AIA, LEED-AP joined in ownership of the firm. In 2020, Randy Jones also joined in ownership of the firm when ZMM acquired Blacksburg-based OWPR Architects & Engineers to create a regional design firm that employs more than 50 highly-skilled professionals.
ZMM has become a leader in sustainable / energy-efficient design, and a trusted resource on complex renovation projects. ZMM’s unique renovation project approach and ability to provide comprehensive design services has also led the firm to be selected to improve landmark buildings, including the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the State of West Virginia Culture Center, and the West Virginia State Capitol Building. Additional significant projects designed by the firm include the Explorer Academy (Cabell County Schools), the Logan-Mingo Readiness Center, the Manassas Park Community Center and Natatorium, the design of the Fourth High School (Frederick County Public Schools), the new Harrington Waddell Elementary School (Lexington City Schools), CAMC Teays Valley ICU, and Ridgeview Elementary School (Raleigh County Schools). ZMM has also provided design services on more than 300 school projects throughout the region.
As ZMM looks to the future, we remain committed to the ideal of providing high-quality, client-focused design solutions that meet budget and schedule requirements. We listen, we respond promptly with innovative and efficient solutions, and we deliver quality projects and develop lasting relationships. You see us in YOUR community every day.