FAIRMONT, WV – Omni Associates – Architects announced today that renovations are underway to transform the vacant CJ Maggies Restaurant at 207 Jefferson Street in Downtown Fairmont into the corporate offices for the award winning architectural firm.
“As one of the initial founders of our firm it is gratifying to see this major move forward. I am personally so proud of our past and what the future holds for our “Omni Family” as well as our community family,” stated Senior Architect and Senior Principal in Charge Steve Barnum.
Senior Architect and Principal Richard Forren, said the former restaurant provides a great location for Omni’s offices. “The former CJ Maggies is the perfect building to meet the needs of our growing firm and strategically positions us to serve all of our clients through the access provided by the Gateway Connector.”
“Increasing our office footprint will ironically give us the ability to work closer together as we can now have more collaborative space where our architects, designers and production staff can meet and discuss various aspects of the projects they are working on,” said Senior Architect and Principal John Sausen.
Established in 1980, Omni Associates – Architects employs a total of 18 people, including 7 registered architects that are collectively licensed to practice in 11 states. With over 30 design awards to their credit, Omni has designed some of the most distinctive and recognized structures in the state, including many in North Central West Virginia.
“It’s an exciting time for Marion County; especially downtown Fairmont,” said Marion County Chamber of Commerce President Tina Shaw. “Omni will be a great addition to our historic downtown and will serve as the catalyst for future re-development of our beautiful historic buildings. The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is grateful for their commitment to our business community.”
“From our initial work in Downtown Fairmont with the Adams Street Parking Garage and the Public Safety Building to the new WV State Office Complex, Omni is proud to have played a part in the revitalization of the Historic Downtown. We are excited to be part of the movement going on in Fairmont,” said Principal Dave Stephenson.