Who We Are
FleischmanGarcia is an award-winning firm founded in Tampa Florida in 1972 by Sol J. Fleischman, Jr. and the late Eduardo Garcia. Our firm's work ranges in scale from residential to educational, institutional, and civic buildings. Our collaborative, research-based approach is driven by a belief that the quality of our built environment has a direct influence on the quality of our lives.
Our philosophy is about doing the right thing. We build relationships with our clients, consultants, and contractors based on respect and trust and bring passion, energy, and creativity to every project. While leading the way with technology and sustainability, we have a deep respect for the past. We're a diverse group of individuals united by a commitment to excellence and giving back to the communities we serve.
We employ an iterative design process that seeks to craft places serving each client's project vision. Design is a journey we take building relationships with our clients. We invite open discussions with our clients for every design decision as they are valued collaborators in shaping the program, determining a direction and defining success. Our design explorations include detailed analysis, physical models, and virtual reality to create a highly inclusive and collaborative process.
FGA is sensitive to the nuances of place and precedent. Every intervention inevitably modifies a pre-existing context. Our projects are deeply grounded in the physical and cultural context by the combined interaction of nature, climate, culture, and craft. They are integral parts of the fabric of the context while seeking to improve it. Place defining elements are used as fragments reconfigured to define a new wholistic place.
Architecture is a multi-sensory experience. It impacts how people feel emotionally, but also, sociologically and psychologically. Our designs focus on creating a balance between vision, touch, smell, hearing, and memory of senses. This transpires, not only, in our attention to detail and material selection, but also, our sensitivity to local craft and biophilia. Architecture has a role to play in providing people with architectural places that make them feel the presence of nature.
The act of building has an impact on our environment and climate. Sustainability is integral to our design process. It goes beyond just material selection. Our designs seek to achieve the optimum environment through orientation, shading, and sensitivity to the local climate and culture. We combine the latest building technology with techniques drawn from local traditions.
We always strive to find the most efficient strategy to deliver projects on time and on budget. We integrate Building Information Modeling software from design to construction. Embedded into each project, our BIM solutions are tailored to each client's needs, delivering tangible added value in the form of model-based analysis, 3D visualization, coordination, quantities, and clash detection.
What We Offer
City of Seminole Fire Rescue – Fleischman Garcia staff have provided professional and supportive architectural services to the City. President Kelly and Senior Associate Principal Pelszynski have provided intelligent and thoughtful guidance on the design nuances of the new fire station and both have been receptive and accommodating throughout the process.Heather L. Burford Fire Chief
Berkeley Preparatory School – ...FleischmanGarcia has indicated that they are a responsible, dependable firm mindful of budgetary constraints and eager to work with the owner to achieve ultimate goals without sacrificing function or appeal. They set a personal standard of integrity and determination that filters throughout the firm in a 'how can we help youJoseph A. Merluzzi Headmaster
Friends of the Seminole Heights Library – There are not enough words to express what a positive and wonderful experience the Friends of Seminole Heights had with Sol Fleischman and the architectural firm of FleischmanGarcia.Pat Benjamin President
Shorecrest Preparatory School – I have been thoroughly impressed with your team's ability to be good listeners, responsive, creative and timely. We could not be happier. Your firm has exceeded my expectations in the manner in which you have worked with the Board, faculty, and construction team.Mike Murphy Headmaster