Staff

Fredric A. Goodman, A.I.A., NCARB
Mr. Goodman has had long relationships with distinguished Columbus architectural firms. They include:
5 years with Glavan & Goodman Architects
15 years with Weatherby Goodman Trick, Architects
8 years with Trott & Bean Architects

Credentials
Graduate – The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Architecture, a professional degree
Registrations – Mr. Goodman holds an NCARB certificate which qualifies him for registration by reciprocity in nearly all of the United States. He is registered in his home state, Ohio and also Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Columbus Chapter – Past President.
Congress for New Urbanism (CNU)
International Code Council (ICC)
National Railway Historical Society (NRHS)
Public Service – University Area Review Board (UARB), Chair – a City of Columbus neighborhood design review body whose jurisdiction includes a two mile length of High Street and adjacent neighborhoods in the University District adjacent to The Ohio State University.

Background
Mr. Goodman spent his early career with Richard W. Trott and James H. Bean of Trott and Bean Architects, Inc., an award-winning Columbus design firm. He developed an expertise in multifamily residential site planning of up to 1000 living units while the firm worked with Multicon, a large development company operated by Pete Edwards and Jack Kessler, each a distinguished Columbus citizen. His work with the firm also included the clubhouse and other unique buildings at the Muirfield Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Mr. Goodman presented his designs in vivid hand-drawn renderings.

He then entered into partnership with colleagues Douglas E. Weatherby and Ronald J. Trick. Weatherby’s early interest in computers brought the firm into the fast moving world of high technology. Weatherby Goodman Trick was one of the earliest Columbus firms to use CADD. While there, Goodman did site planning and design for many rural multi-family projects, senior centers, community centers and senior citizen housing projects in Ohio and surrounding states. Their clientele included many non-profit community advocacy organizations (both publicly and privately financed) and village and county governments.

Mr. Goodman established himself in 1992, as a private architectural consultant and pooled talents on many joint ventures with Jeffrey L. Glavan, AIA of Columbus, Ohio. Glavan & Goodman produced warehousing, medical office buildings, office buildings, subdivision planning, sorority housing and landscape architecture of project entry ways.

He formed F.A. Goodman Architects in 1996 and has continued since then with a broad client base including residential and commercial development companies, commercial property owners, and single-family homeowners. Land planning has become a firm specialty with emphasis on New Urbanist principles advocated by The Congress for the New Urbanism. Such principles are applied in his Florida resort design work in cooperation with Syed Design Group, a design firm based in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Recent work also includes much adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of existing structures.

Mr. Goodman has long maintained an interest in the railroad industry and it’s history. Familiarity with 19th century construction methods has led to several railroad station rehabilitations. His study and experience in locomotive maintenance brought him railroad maintenance and storage facilities projects including the impressive Age of Steam Roundhouse.


Thomas W. Shapaka, AIA
F.A. Goodman Architects, LLC 1997-Present
Baker & Associates 1992-1997
NBBJ 1990-1992

Credentials
Graduate The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 1990
West Virginia Northern Community College – Associates of Civil Engineering, 1984
Registration – Ohio
Memberships
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Columbus Chapter

Background
Born in Wheeling, West Virginia, Thom Shapaka became interested in pursuing a career in architecture while still in high school. By working for a consulting firm while attending classes, he was able to represent his high school at local and state design competitions and medaled on a consistent basis.

Upon graduation Thom attended a small private college in Philadelphia to study architecture. He later transferred to West Virginia Northern Community College to study engineering and design while working his way through school as a draftsman. Thom graduated with an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering in 1984. From there he relocated to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Architecture in 1990.

Just prior to graduation, Thom joined NBBJ, working on projects for high profile clients such as Children’s Hospital. In 1992 he joined Baker and Associates, a small architecture firm with a broad range of clientele. Here he had the opportunity to work on public projects as well as private. He helped to set standards for CADD production, interpreted the American Disability Act for local government facilities, renovated a senior center and coordinated a facilities project for firefighters throughout the county. He soon worked his way up to project architect for a national retail client.

In 1997, Thom came to F.A. Goodman Architects where he helps to provide a wide range of services from initial studies through all facets of construction administration. His ability to nurture productive working relationships with clients and the community has proved a strong asset to the firm.

Thom resides with his wife Carla and three children in Gahanna and is an avid fan of America’s Favorite Pastime.

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