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 from our office in Charleston. Our integrated design approach makes ZMM unique among architecture/engineering firms in West Virginia, 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 nearly 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. More recently David Ferguson, AIA, and Adam Krason, AIA, LEED-AP joined in ownership of the firm.
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 some of the state's landmark buildings, including the Charleston Civic Center, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the State of West Virginia Culture Center, and the State Capitol. Additionally, ZMM's commitment to design quality has been recognized by the West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with 19 design awards since 2005 – an achievement unrivaled in West Virginia.
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. We deliver quality projects and develop lasting relationships.