IPG Architects and Planners is the main company that has been chosen to begin the planning process of the new lab and science building that is to come here at ABAC.
Several other companies and industries must come together with IPG for this very complex planning process.
The IPG Architecture Firm has been in business for 47 years since 1966 and their mission has been to provide client focused architectural services to Georgia and the South Eastern region.
Robert F. Evans Jr. is the Principal in Charge over IPG and has more than 27 years of experience in the practice of architecture. Robert became President of the firm in 2002 and the firm has continued to grow.
Bruce Smith and Jim Sizemore, both Project Managers with over 25 years of experience in the field of architecture, work along with Robert Jr. in IPG to aid him in any addressed problems that may occur throughout the planning and construction process. Also, with them is Matt Hart. who will provide the main designs for the project along with helping as another project manager.
Lord-Aeck-Sargent (LAS) is another company established in 1942 that will aid IPG in its efforts. This firm is heavily experienced in the building of laboratories that support undergraduate learning and academic research. It is an award-winning architectural firm that has over 3,000 projects completed.
John Starr is the design principal. He will work alongside his team under LAS to help IPG during the planning stages of this new building. The main people in John Starr’s design team are Josh Andrews and Becky McDuffie who both have extensive experience in architecture and laboratory design.
CREWS Engineering, NBP Engineers, and EMC are all other companies that are going to help with IPG through the construction process.
There are several complex steps and procedures that must be taken in order for a building to be built. ABAC officials say they are excited to have IPG and other companies working together to create the new building.