The architectural practice known today as Eggemeyer Associates Architects, Inc. (EAA) was initially established September 1, 1960 in Carbondale, Illinois as Fischer-Hermeling, Inc. On January 1, 2000, the corporate name was changed to the current Eggemeyer Associates Architects, Inc. In October of 2004, Architect Mark Dillon became a Principal and in February 2009 was named Corporate President/CEO. In January 2013, Ed Kirchner, John Beatty and Jacklyn Parten became Principals in the Firm.
EAA has been responsible for the design of more than $550 million in building projects in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Florida. Projects, encompassing both new construction and renovation/restoration work, including schools, libraries, correctional facilities, maintenance facilities, residences, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, laboratories, dormitories, supermarkets, stores, shopping centers, churches, jails, courthouses, multi-family Housing units, financial institutions, military facilities, fire and police stations, industrial plants and warehouses, restaurants, and college and university buildings. Clients have included individuals, local, state and federal governmental agencies, as well as private industrial and commercial interests.
The firm today has broad capabilities in programming and design of single buildings and of complex, multi-building projects, design development of building structural, architectural and environmental systems, administration of construction, and performing audits/surveys for Health/Life Safety, accessibility, energy conservation & capital programming. We have been successful in providing our services to numerous state, federal, and private agencies. We have learned that good communication, listening to the client, and providing quality design and construction documents can provide a successful outcome for any project.
Our philosophy can be summarized by our mission statement:
“Our mission is to provide our clients and the community with services that are an asset to every project by creating an environment of honesty, integrity and open communication to make every project a successful one. We will be committed to our duty to maintain the health and safety of the public and users of the environments we design. We will be diligent to maintain and build long-term relationships with our clients. We will strive to excel in our professional and personal lives, knowing that we can make a difference through our services, our designs, through architecture.”