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Two new practice leaders appointed at FGM Architects

Two new practice leaders appointed at FGM Architects

Jan Behounek, AIA, to lead Higher Education. Scott Nall will head the firm's Federal Practice.

By FGM ARCHITECTS | June 2, 2021
FGM Architects designed this facility at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

FGM Architects designed this facility at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Photo: FGM Architects

Oak Brook, Ill. – May 10, 2021 – FGM Architects (FGMA) has named Jan Behounek, AIA, as the firm’s new Higher Education Practice Leader, succeeding Joe Chronister, who is now the Managing Director of the FGMA Austin office.

In a separate announcement, FGMA appointed Scott Nall, PE, as the firm’s new Federal Practice leader.



Behounek joined FGMA as a Principal in 2019 and has worked primarily on higher education projects throughout her career. She is working on projects for Northwestern University, Dominican University, Wheaton College (Ill.), and Northern Illinois University as well as a new Student Life Link Center for Waubonsee Community College.


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Jan Behounek, AIA, is the new Higher Education Practice Leader at FGM Architects, headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill.


Past clients include Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Grinnell College, Central College, and the Public Building Commission of Chicago. She is a Board Member of the Chicago Building Congress.



Nall also joined FGMA as a Principal in 2019. He served more than 27 years in the U.S. Air National Guard, rising to the rank of colonel.


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Scott Noll, who held the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air National Guard, will head FGMA's Federal Practice.


Nall is leading FGMA'S federal practice by obtaining increased opportunities and work in the design-build arena as well as other contract vehicles.

Since FGMA’s early days, the firm has completed hundreds of projects in the federal practice, including work for Department of Defense agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, and the National Guard and Reserves.



FGMA specializes in projects that enhance the environments where people live, learn, work, play, and gather to worship. FGMA is an employee-owned firm with offices in Oak Brook, Chicago, and O’Fallon, Ill.; St. Louis, Mo.; Austin, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis.

Its public-sector practice areas include PK-12 schools and higher education; municipal and public safety facilities, including police, fire, and emergency operations; recreation centers including golf and tennis clubs; faith-based facilities and a portfolio of federal projects.


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U.S. Army Reserve Center, Arlington Heights, Ill., designed by FGM Architects. Photo: FGMA


From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design, FGM Architects’ team of 125+ professionals support client needs with a commitment to service. Its motto: We Build Community.

Founded in 1945, FGMA celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2020. FGMA ranks #69 in Building Design+Construction’s Giants 400 “2020 Top 155 Architecture Firms” nationwide.


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