Principal Architect

Claudia is a recognized leader in the field of architecture with expertise in delivering large transportation projects. She served as FMG's CEO from 2008 - 2020 and led the architecture practice for the firm. Claudia has built her career at FMG, and for over 30 years, has proven her ability to translate client goals and requirements into creative architectural solutions that produce successful results. She is recognized throughout the industry for her solid technical background and successful project delivery. Claudia’s attention to detail results in a high degree of client satisfaction.



Charissa, as CEO/President of FMG Architects, is the 3rd person to hold this position in the firm’s 39-year history, making FMG a 100% woman/minority owned small business. She has over 25 years of experience in transportation. Her dynamic approach in strategic teaming on projects/pursuits with a big-business mindset results in key wins and growth of the firm. Under Charissa’s leadership, the firm has also re-focused key staff to maximize core technical strengths, while adding project managers with expertise in architecture and engineering. She is committed to fulfilling client needs and developing partnerships through collaboration and trust.