"My experience at UIUC shaped who I am today. The architecture program laid the foundation for my future as an architect. I found my passion for architecture at UIUC. Luck and talent are out of our control while hard work, maximum effort and being prepared are the keys to success. The program was a good mix of theory and practice, providing an excellent foundation for further studies and professional practice.
Architecture is a small world and UIUC is a big neighborhood. When you arrive on campus, it could be overwhelming. Finding a home within the School of Architecture made my world smaller developing lifelong friendships with some of the most talented students and professors from around the world. These friendships continue today."
August Battaglia joined FGM Architects in 1998 as Design Director and Executive Board Member. In 2008, he received the prestigious elevation to the Fellowship of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Augie was named Young Architect of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the AIA in 1991 and received the Francis J. Plym Traveling Fellowship in 1988. Presently, he is the owner of Augie Battaglia Photography, based in Roselle, IL.
FGM Architects has specialized in the planning and design of environments since 1945. From early strategic facilities planning through building and interior design, we support the needs of our clients with a total commitment to service. Our projects respond to the goals of our clients, the context of their sites, the environment that sustains them and the communities they serve. We offer architecture, interior design and landscape design. We build relationships as well as projects. FGM has also been honored with the Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s Distinguished Firm Award.