Our Team

FDC Design Build was founded in 2009 by two brothers, Henry and Morgan Fleischmann, whose childhoods were spent building and creating.  Henry, a licensed landscape architect, and Morgan, a licensed contractor, collaborate closely on all projects to ensure a smooth process from project conception to the final walk-through.  The firm includes six supporting staff, who bring a diverse skill set related to sustainable design and construction.

FDC Design Build believes that sustainability and beauty work hand in hand, and that a project is successful when it integrates beauty, function, quality, environmental sensitivity and responsiveness, and attention to budget.  Our projects include remodels and additions, and landscapes.  Throughout all of FDC Design Build’s projects, whether a building or landscape, the emphasis is on orienting the space towards the outside; creating spaces that both “fit into the landscape” and make the landscape the center of attention. As a design and build firm, we can make sure that design concepts are built as envisioned and that budgets are met, ensuring consistent communication throughout the process.  


People

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Henry Fleischmann- Design Partner

Henry is a licensed landscape architect with over ten years of experience, and a Bay Friendly Coalition Certified Design Professional.  Henry has been building structures since he was 12, and has an unflinching focus on creating great spaces both at work and at home. As a founding partner of FDC Design Build, Henry enjoys collaborating with other craftspeople and finding innovative ways to meet design challenges. Prior to founding FDC Design Build in 2009, Henry worked on a range of projects throughout California, from small scale projects for design build firms to large, complex projects for Peter Walker and Partners, where he assisted with the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and served as project manager for the World Trade Center Memorial in New York.  Henry is known for his strong design sense, attentiveness to clients, and passion for places that build community.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture,

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

University of California, Santa Cruz

Related Work Experience

Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture

Claremont Environmental Design Group

Phil May Landscape Architect

Hoag House Construction

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Landscape Architect

ASLA member

Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional

Writings

Transforming Urban Environments for a Post Peak Oil Future

Northern California Planning Association Newsletter

Morgan Fleischmann- Build Partner

Morgan, a licensed contractor and founding partner of FDC Design Build, grew up with a love of building and was quick to return to professional building after earning his Bachelors of Science in Hydrology in 2003.  Prior to founding FDC Design Build, Morgan worked for Mason Construction Design Build for five years doing all aspects of high end residential construction from carpentry to project management, and worked as a general contractor for two years. Morgan oversees all construction for FDC Design Build, ensuring high quality work and customer satisfaction.  Morgan is a skilled craftsman known for his concrete counter tops, excellent finish work, and eye for detail, and is continuously educating himself whether by taking classes at Sonoma State’s Green Building Program or through “Build it Green.”  

Education

Bachelor of Sciences, Hydrology/Environmental Science
California State University, Chico

Green Building Program
Sonoma State University

Related Work Experiance

Mason Construction Design Build

ENTRIX Environmental Consultants

Hoag House Construction

Liscenses and Certifications

California State General Contractor

Alex Alvarez- Foreman/Project Manager (East Bay)

Alex has been working in construction for over twenty years. He started as his career as a apprentice carpenter and has worked on both commercial and residential projects. As a foreman for with the FDC, he enjoys collaborating, solving problems and making clients happy. As a father of two daughters, he spend his time coaching soccer and enjoying family adventures.

 

Andrew Maes- Foreman/ Project Manager (North Bay and Marin)

Andy, Foreman for FDC Design Build and LEED accredited professional, brings experience building everything from custom chicken coops to multi-million dollar homes in Aspen.  He has over ten years experience as a lead carpenter and project manager bringing a diverse skill set to FDC Design Build that includes training in permaculture and solar energy, a fluency in Spanish and experience with artisan carpentry. Andy takes pride in creating a work environment that is positive and professional for clients and co-workers alike and excels at ensuring projects are successful from start to completion.

Professional Experience

Portoso Construction

Elevate Construction

Paradigm Construction- Green Builder Magazine

Baltzer Construction

Liscences and Certifications 

LEED AP

Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

Anna Thompson- Designer

Anna has been working for FDC since 2012. She is currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley working on her Masters in Landscape Architecture. With a background in environmental science and studio art. Anna is particularly interested in the ecological and environmental potential of design, but also loves the creative side of the field. 

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture
University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science
University of California, San Diego

Related Work Experience

NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School)

Outback Adventures

Marin County Search and Rescue