About

experience

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” - Albert Einstein

The quality of our work is the product of the creativity, expertise, and dedication of our people. The extensive and comprehensive experience of our project architects is an invaluable resource to newer staff members who bring fresh energy and perspective to our designs.

diversity

“The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great...that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.” - Johannes Kepler

Our approach to design has allowed us to avoid the confines of specialization and afforded us the opportunity to create a diverse body of work. Each project is a unique undertaking that begins with analyzing the needs and desires of the client and interpreting them into a distinctive design that meets specific needs and exceeds desires.

technology

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke

We are committed to continually upgrading existing technology and driving the evolution of design tools. This commitment springs from the firm belief that the responsible use of technology facilitates innovative design, results in economic benefits for our clients, and assists in efficient communication with clients and consultants.

Your team

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Edward “Ned” Luthy AIA, NCARB
Principal / Project Architect
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Ned joined Omni Associates – Architects in 2008. He was named Senior Associate Architect in November 2009 and became Principal in May 2011. Originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, Ned received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona in 1986. For over 20 years, he practiced architecture throughout the Southwestern and Northwestern United States prior to moving to Morgantown, West Virginia. Ned’s experience is as varied as the geographies in which he has resided. His practical design skills paired with strong contract document and construction expertise serves Omni’s clients with competence and professionalism.

Registrations, Certifications, and Memberships:

  • American Institute of Architects, Member
  • American Institute of Architects—West Virginia, Member
  • NCARB: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Firm Membership
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Firm Membership
  • Fairmont Community Development Partnership, Member and Secretary
  • Registered in West Virginia.
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David A. Stephenson
Principal in Charge of Business Management / Visualization Services
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Dave is Principal in Charge of Business Management and Visualization Services for Omni Associates – Architects. With a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from Fairmont State College, Dave joined Omni Associates in 1994 and later was named Principal in 2000. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations, spearheading marketing strategies, and directing project visualization services, Dave ensures that Omni has the technical, financial, and human resources needed to meet the needs and goals of our clients.

Registrations, Certifications, and Memberships:

  • American Institute of Architects—West Virginia, Associate Member
  • Leadership Marion XXII
  • Leadership WV Class of 2007
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David E. Snider AIA,NCARB
Sr. Associate / Project Architect
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David E. Snider has been a valuable member of the Omni team since 1995. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech as well as a B.S. in Engineering Technology/Architecture from Fairmont State College. David is one of Omni’s most effective project managers with a strong background in K-12 and higher education projects and solid credentials in historic restoration and adaptive reuse. His strong work ethic has provided him with extensive experience with the preparation of construction documents, material specifications, and bidding documents as well as construction administration.

Registrations, Certifications, and Memberships:

  • American Institute of Architects, Associate Member
  • American Institute of Architects—West Virginia, Associate Member
  • NCARB: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Firm Membership
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Firm Membership
  • Leadership Marion XXVI
  • Vice President/Board of Directors of Dayspring Camp and Conference Center
  • Registered in West Virginia