AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
Having your design and planning disciplines under one roof is critical for a project’s success. Our in-house departments work simultaneously to streamline communication — collaborating with you and each other — every step of the way to ensure all facets run smoothly and efficiently.
The proof of our high level of performance and commitment is the loyalty our clients have shown with nearly a 100% repeat hire rate on subsequent projects.
A HISTORY OF DEDICATED SERVICE
Evolution and change have always been at the forefront of Garmann Miller’s blueprint to building an award-winning firm. From a humble two-man operation in Minster, Ohio, to the three-city, multi-service powerhouse it is today, Garmann Miller continues to build on its legacy of redefining what’s possible.
Brad Garmann and Bruce Miller saw an opportunity to do things differently by establishing a relationship-first approach to a new design firm in Minster, Ohio.
First School Project
St. Henry Schools hires Garmann Miller, the firm’s first K-12 job. This led to a legacy of serving districts focused on inspiring students through smart design.
GM’s longstanding partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission began with an $8 million addition project at Marion Local Schools.
The firm expands its service offerings beyond architecture and welcomes Eric Baltzell and Chris Monnin as electrical and mechanical engineers to its team.
We’ll Go First
Bath Local Schools hires GM to design the first school in Ohio to use the new Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) delivery method.
A transition in leadership takes place as Chris Monnin (top left) is named COO and Eric Baltzell (top right) CEO with Brad Garmann (bottom left) and Bruce Miller staying on as founding principals.
We’re In Columbus
To serve its expanding client roster from across the state, Garmann Miller establishes a central office in Columbus at 555 Metro Place North in Dublin.
Largest Project On Record
Miami Valley Career Technology Center partners with GM to design the largest K-12 building by square footage administered by OFCC with an expansion of approximately 600,000 sf of new and renovated space.
World LEED Honors
GM ranked No. 13 in the world for firms that have been Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) project administrators for K-12 schools.
Best Firms To Work For
The firm earns Best Firms to Work For in the U.S. by Zweig Group for the first time, ranking third overall in the 50-99 employee category.
BD+C U.S. Top 100
GM debuts on Building Design+Construction magazine’s national top 100 architecture firms list, coming in at No. 91 on its Giants 300 Report.
A partnership with Studio M Architecture & Planning brings the opening of a shared office in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, Indiana.
LEEDing the Way
Fostoria City Schools was the first LEED V4.0 Certified Silver OFCC K-12 education project in Ohio. Designed by Garmann Miller, it was certified on Nov. 8, 2021.
Numbers are essential because they quantify success, and we’re proud of ours. But Garmann Miller isn’t really about numbers. We’re about people—adhering to a shared philosophy that our role goes beyond four walls and an end product. Our purpose is to enrich the human experience and elevate the lives of those who live, learn, work and play in the communities we serve.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
When your mission is to provide the highest level of quality and performance, you better be able to walk the walk. This commitment to delivering excellence in all we do has earned us many accolades from architecture, engineering and construction organizations as well as community leaders. These include:
SMPS MARKETING & COMMUNICATION PINNACLE AWARD
Zweig Best Firms to Work For
2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022
SMPS Marketing & Communication Merit Award
Zweig Marketing Excellence
AEP Ohio Engineering Firm Excellence New Construction
AEP Ohio Most Innovative Project – Fostoria City Schools
PSMJ Circle of Excellence
2019 & 2020
AEP Ohio New Construction Excellence – Kenton City Schools
Northwest Ohio Concrete Region Project of the Year Award – Apollo Career Center
Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Community & Business Pride Award
2011 & 2019
Listening and hearing are not the same. Hearing is simply perceiving sound, whereas listening is something you consciously choose to do to fully understand with thoughtful attention. It’s active listening that ignites our passion and drives us to do big things.
WE UNITE YOUR DREAMS
WITH OUR PASSION
Our team embraces a long-standing commitment to connect with our clients both in person and virtually so we can fully understand their project needs.
LET’S INSPIRE EACH OTHER
ON THIS JOURNEY
Our relationship-first approach centers on engaging with stakeholders throughout every step of the design process to ensure their vision is realized.
WHEN VISION AND QUALITY
SHAPE THE FUTURE
Together we create functional, efficient and safe spaces that are true to scope. This is where the magic happens and when dreams become reality.
When we went through the interview process ... we did our homework, we checked references, we talked to districts that employed Garmann Miller. And the one thing we kept hearing over and over was that they’ll go the extra mile for you, they’ll really get to know you, and they’ll be responsive. All of that has been true.TIM TARVIN, SUPERINTENDENT | SHELBY CITY SCHOOLS