Mark A. Tarmey, Principal
Founder of 4M Design Group, Mark has been practicing Architecture for 30 years. Mark received his Masters of Architecture, with a specialization in Historic Preservation from the University of Florida in 1981. He also attended Harvard University under an Interim Studies Grant in 1980. He was an Adjunct Professor of Architecture & Interior Design at Florida State University, has guest-lectured at the Preservation Institute in Nantucket, and is the Past- President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation where he is currently serving as Treasurer. Mark is also a registered member of the AIA and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards [NCARB]. Mark currently has a Top Secret Security clearance with the Department of Defense. Mark is a past winner of the North Florida Rotary Ethics in Business Award for his leadership and business approach.
John B. Lane, AIA, Principal Design Architect | Associate
John Lane is the principal architectural designer for 4M Design group reporting directly to the Principal. He has impeccable design and project management skills and a highly developed design/construction acumen. John manages design efforts and production personnel from project conception through completion. He is engaged in every phase of the practice from marketing endeavors, project proposal and presentation campaigns and he provides strategic forecasting and planning for business development and staffing. He is instrumental in cultivating client retention through resourceful design skills, and his meticulous project management efforts. John is a native of the Seychelles’ and as such, adds to our cultural and ethnic diversity as well as our internal ethics and leadership team. John is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Florida A & M University with his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 1996 obtaining his Master’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in 1998 also from FAMU. John is also highly computer graphics savvy bringing a heavy emphasis of cutting edge design tools to our team environment.
Bill Warinner, AIA| NCARB Senior Project Architect | Associate
Bill is a licensed Architect who has thirty-five years of experience working in solo practice and in several regional architectural firms. He graduated with a Bachelor of from the University of Florida in 1972 and completed his Masters of Architecture with specialized Studies in Historic Preservation there in 1974. Mr. Warinner has designed and managed numerous projects throughout North Central Florida and South Georgia. His primary responsibilities at 4M Design Group, P.A. is as a Project Architect/Project Manager and Director of the Gainesville Studio. His project responsibilities include design, design review, programming, production of construction documents and specifications, and construction administration. Bill is the State Director and Chairperson of the prestigious Historic Resources Committee for the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, and is a Trustee of Art in Public Spaces Trust as well as a Trustee of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Bill is Past President, and current Member of Historic Gainesville, Inc.
Stephen C. Abrams, NCARB Consulting Design Architect
Stephen Abrams comes to 4m Design Group following a 30 year career in his own firm and as a former Vice President and Partner with a large South Florida based nationally recognized architectural firm. Stephen has extensive experience in projects ranging from $2-250 million in the Mixed-use, Hospitality, mid and high–rise development sectors that are a core part of our emerging market strategy as the U.S. economy continues its rebound and recovery. He is a seasoned designer who understands the importance of place-making on a variety of scales; from small to grand. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Design, Planning and Construction in 1974, with a Master’s degree from University of Miami in 1976. Stephen he brings his extensive and elegant portfolio of work and insightful client relations skills to augment the principal leadership team at 4m Design Group.
Andrea C. Heath, Associate | Intern Architect
Andrea (“Andi”) Heath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Florida State University and has returned to college at the Master’s degree program to pursue her career goal of becoming an Architect. She has worked in the Architectural field with 4m Design Group for more than 3 years as the project coordinator. Her professional experience includes assembling construction documents for commercial and residential projects and significant involvement with the construction administration and management process. Andrea works closely with the clients and contractors to ensure the appropriate high quality standards that are the trademark of 4m Design Group. Andi also manages client communications and maintains written and verbal archives that insure desired project outcomes and positive project results. Andi is highly technically oriented and provides the core of our design research department enabling our design team to utilize the latest in approved products for any range of design applications.