RRMM Architects Proudly Announces Merger with The Lukmire Partnership by Kate Fallon

RRMM Architects proudly announces the merging of forces with The Lukmire Partnership, an Arlington-based architectural firm, effective immediately.  The addition of the new Arlington, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland offices will enhance RRMM’s ability to serve clients in northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland. RRMM currently serves Virginia and beyond through offices in Chesapeake, Richmond, and Roanoke.

“We were impressed by the similarities with the Lukmire Partnership in client service approaches, design values, and business philosophies,” says Duane Harver, CEO of RRMM. “Like us, Lukmire places significant emphasis on client and community needs with a focus on creative but cost-effective solutions in each design. We are excited to welcome their skilled staff to our team.”

Lukmire’s significant portfolio of libraries and community recreation centers will help RRMM support and expand those market segments, while RRMM will introduce Lukmire to the retail, commercial and public safety sectors. Both firms have extensive experience in the design of K-12 schools, higher education and federal projects that they will continue to build upon as one firm.

“It’s an ideal match of skills and philosophies,” says Gregory Lukmire, President of The Lukmire Partnership. “It will be a great opportunity for us to combine the greatest capabilities and talents of both firms to best serve our clients.”

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Silver Spring Library Wins the Montgomery County 2016 Design Excellence Award! by Melissa Aiken

Called “a great gift to the community” by the award jury, the Silver Spring Library is a LEED Gold facility that opened its doors in 2015. Members of The Lukmire Partnership including Gregory Lukmire, AIA, Principal-in-Charge, William Evans, AIA, Design Principal and Robin Puttock, AIA, Project Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the firm at the awards ceremony held on October 20th. Congratulations to the entire project team!

Allison Pignataro, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, PMP Recieves PMP Certification by Melissa Aiken

Congratulations to Allison Pignataro, AIA, NCARB, CDT, LEED AP, PMP of The Lukmire Partnership for obtaining the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification!

The PMP certification is offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and requires three years of professional project management experience, thirty-five education hours, and successfully passing a 200-question exam.

Great job Allison!

Please join us at the AIA NOVA COTE Presentation at The Lukmire Partnership by Melissa Aiken

Case Study: Sustainable Libraries – Informing Communities for a Brighter Future

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: Doors open at 6:00p, presentation begins at 6:30p
Location: The Lukmire Partnership, Inc., 2700 South Quincy Street, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22206.

Organized by the AIA Northern Virginia Committee on the Environment.

This presentation, organized by the COTE members of The Lukmire Partnership, will provide a detailed design discussion of two recently certified LEED® Gold building projects and examine project team member roles in the successful implementation of sustainable buildings. The building case studies will focus on two Montgomery County, MD community libraries and their implications for the future of sustainable design. As building technologies develop around responsible care of the environment – and the larger community is educated on what this means – we may finally achieve part of the solution: zero energy buildings, or as close as we can get on a budget.

There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Lukmire Partnership. Free parking garage & on-street parking available after 6:00p.

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Montclair Library Receives LEED Silver® Certification by Melissa Aiken

The Lukmire Partnership was selected to provide design services for the new, 56,000 SF Montclair Library and parking garage and the restoration of the historic Barnes House, which were constructed together to form a civic complex. The library is an open, flexible space where collections are defined by roof forms and low walls. The project recently achieved LEED Silver Certification.

Some of the sustainable features include: vegetated roof, structured parking under the library, low flow water fixtures, high efficiency HVAC system, LED Lighting and, ninety-five percent of construction waste that was diverted from landfills.