Leadership

 
CHARISSA FRANK
CEO/President

Charissa, as CEO/President of FMG + Company, has recently assumed full responsibility for FMG, a woman/minority owned small business. She has over 25 years of experience in transportation and project delivery. Under Charissa's leadership, the firm has grown from a niche architecture firm to a multidisciplinary business in architecture and program management. She's passionate about creating a level playing field for small businesses by promoting policies that elevate their role in project delivery through collaboration and creativity. She is committed to fulfilling client needs and developing partnerships through collaboration and trust. She embodies the firm's diversity of backgrounds and perspectives and believes this to be a vital part of what differentiates FMG and its commitment to equity. She is vigilant in retaining the firm's core values of heart-centered leadership, innovation, and inclusion, while evolving with the ever-changing business climate to build a bright transportation future.

 

 
Adrienne Taylor
Principal

Adrienne's extensive background includes over three decades of expertise in the rail transit industry where she excels in taking ownership of a program from inception to completion. Her interpersonal and communication skills build rapport and consensus amongst clients, stakeholders, and owners. As Principal, she is currently serves as part of the program management team. She also leads the efforts to develop policies and procedures for FMG's corporate services.

Mania Bedikian, AIA
Associate Principal

Mania brings more than 20 years of transit experience with extensive knowledge of how complex transit projects get designed and built. She has worked in the field of architecture on both public and private sector projects from programming and schematic design through design development and construction documents. She has extensive knowledge in construction administration oversight from ground-breaking until closeout and occupancy.

 

Joe Curtin, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate 

Joe has over 30 years of architecture experience and has proven success as a project leader. For the past few years at FMG, he has focused on complex station modernization projects for BART. He brings a regional planning perspective on projects to clients, incorporating a holistic approach in project delivery. He is thoughtful in his approach to design and has brought many essential facilities to fruition by tailoring design standards that effectively satisfy client requirements, and result in buildable solutions on projects.

Rafael Gavilanes, NCARB
Project Manager

Rafael is an experienced architect with over 30 years of experience in all project phases, from design through construction documentation, specifications, and construction administration. He has proven success as a project leader directing architectural teams, ensuring successful consultant coordination, client relations, and project approvals. He has worked on projects in aviation, transportation and the private sector and is adept at implementing design standards.

 

Linda De Bolt, PE, LEED AP
Advisor

As Advisor, Linda uses her savvy engineering skills and knowledge acquired over 30 years to provide management and oversight to FMG. She is an excellent team builder and communicator. She is known throughout the transportation industry for successfully delivering projects and programs to public agencies and private development. She brings the client perspective to projects since her experience includes working directly for city and counties, while providing staff augmentation to public transit agencies.