Latest News from Architects Design Group
Recent Project Awards:

May 2017

ABC / Associated Builders and Constructors Gulf Coast Chapter

2017 Excellence in Construction Awards Program


Eagle Award for ExcellenceGilbane Building Company with ADG

City of Fort Myers Fire Station No.1


Merit AwardsAjax Building Corporation with ADG

Sarasota County Emergency Operations Center


“ADG is pleased to see our construction partners being recognized for outstanding work.  Excellence in project execution requires inspired collaboration between the architect and builder.  ADG is proud to be recognized for the success of these projects”.

The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Facility Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

February 2017

February, 2017 — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office took a big step into the future Wednesday morning with the ribbon cutting for its new facility. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Facility is a part of an overall site development, located across Eucalyptus Street from the existing Sheriff’s Office Administration and Corrections Complex in downtown Sebring, Florida.  The complex includes a two story, 44,313 SF Law Enforcement and Evidence Facility, a 1,590 SF Central Energy Plant, and development of a 2.75 acre site. The project was initiated in 2008 as a 50,000 SF Law Enforcement Facility to include evidence storage and processing, CID, uniform patrol, communications, training, and multi-purpose spaces. In 2014 the project was modified by removing the communications and multi-purpose spaces, but retaining all other law enforcement functions. The project was relocated directly across from the current Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Operations Building.

Susan Gantt, AIA, LEED AP Senior Vice President was Published in
the January / February 2017 edition of Public Safety Communications

January / February 2017

Ft. Myers Fire Administration & Station No. 1 Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

December 2016

December 5, 2016 — ADG completed programming and master planning services for a three-story fire station and administration facility.  The new facility of approximately 30,000 SF includes a fully staffed 24/7 Fire Station No. 1 and central operations for Fire Administration and Fire Prevention. The station is a five-bay drive-through arrangement with full-size bays that allow for the operational capacity of the Station No.1 service area and storage of reserve apparatus. As a critical facility, the structure was designed and constructed to survive a Category 5 storm event, equipped with an emergency generator and on-site fuel storage located above flood elevation. The facility has LEED silver certification and incorporates several sustainable design strategies.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new 26,000-square-foot Clermont Police Station

October 2016

October 24, 2016 — In order to provide the Clermont Police Department with the much needed room to improve services and safety, and provide room for the increase in staff, Architects Design Group initially developed a spatial needs assessment, master plan and site analysis for Addition/Renovation of the existing Police Headquarters property. In that study strategic planning for an addition to the facility which included a new secure sally port, expanded temporary holding area, specialized property and evidence storage areas, and technologically advanced records retention was completed. Owing to numerous issues that included parking, cost to renovate existing building and community concerns the addition/renovation was determined to be unfeasible.

The building is a two-story structure that includes an evidence processing lab, evidence bulk storage, a training classroom, temporary holding cells area and a sally port, in addition to the regular administration areas needed in a facility of this nature. The total square footage of the building is 30,611 SF.

The building has been designed to satisfy the current and future needs of the Clermont Police Department to the year 2030.

Since the Police Department is an Essential Facility, the structure has been designed with higher standards of construction than a regular commercial or residential construction type. The building has been designed to withstand 145 mph windloads with enhanced missile protection for all the openings to a Level “D” (9 lb. 2″x4″ lumber propelled @ 34 mph). The construction type is concrete tilt-up panels for the walls and steel joists with metal deck for the roof.

Congratulations Sami!

September 2016

Sami Gerwick

September 22, 2016 — Congratulations to Sami Gerwick.  He has been recognized for his contributions to ADG and has been promoted to the position of Project Coordinator.  Congratulations Sami!

Elevated to Fellow

May 2016

May 20, 2016 — Kevin Ratigan and the other 2016 Fellows were honored at an investiture ceremony 2016 National AIA Convention held at the historic Irvine Auditorium of the University of Pennsylvania. The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000 there are over 3,200 members distinguished with this honor.

“The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society. The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.


On Time and Under Budget
Ian Reeves, President of Architects Design Group,
attended the Grand opening of the new Dover Police Station

May 2016

Dover Police Facility: Concept to Construction

Sarasota County 911 / EOC has been awarded
Project of the Year by the Florida Chapter
of the American Public Works Association

February 2016

Latest News from Architects Design Group — February 2016 — Sarasota County 911 EOC has been awarded Project of the year by the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association. ADG, in association with FleischmanGarcia Architects, worked with county staff to integrate this project into the existing site development to create a master plan for redevelopment into a county campus serving county residents.

Sarasota County Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station was
highlighted in the January 2016 edition of Modern STEEL

January 2016

January 2016 — Sarasota County Transit Authority Bus Transfer Station was highlighted in the January 2016 edition of Modern STEEL CONSTRUCTION magazine. Architects Design Group (ADG) was the architect of this project.

ADG USA Claims Victory!

April 11, 2015

ADG is proud to have won 3 of the 10 Awards Presented.