(USA) – As Fisher Marantz Stone (FMS) celebrates its 50th anniversary, it is looking to the future while staying true to its legacy with the appointment of three new Principals.
Paula Martinez-Nobles, Kevin Frary and Michael Hemmenway are now Principals of the firm. As Principals, they will continue to provide design leadership, mentor staff and lead firmwide initiatives and growth, while remaining committed to helping its clients succeed.
Martinez-Nobles joined FMS in 2005 and brings a highly energetic and collaborative approach to projects. Deeply committed to her craft, Martinez-Nobles consistently pushes the studio to innovate, engage, and collaborate. Central to her process is envisioning the role that lighting will play in affecting the user’s perception and emotions in the built environment.
Frary re-joined FMS in 2015 to found and lead its Seattle studio. With his 20 years of experience, Frary has a robust understanding of how light plays in three dimensions and interacts with architectural materials to create beautiful luminous environments.
The designer in Frary loves making things, the engineer loves solving the challenges presented by each unique project.
Hemmenway joined FMS in 2004 with a background in theatrical and architectural design. He is enthralled by light and its unique ability to express and transform our shared environment and inspire emotional response. He is an avid tinkerer, explorer, and traveler who finds the combination of art and science fascinating and fundamental to design.
Charles Stone, President of FMS, said: “We are immensely proud of these capable leaders as we offer a confident and exciting future to our clients. Paul Marantz and Jules Fisher join me in offering enthusiastic congratulations and our continuing support in our studios.”