Architecture and Construction

GMF + ASSOCIATES is a registered trade name for DESIGN FOUR, INC., incorporated and licensed in 1984 as a Class A contractor. Over its 25+ year business history GMF+ has designed hundreds of homes and residential additions, as well as award winning commercial projects. Its business model continues today to offer services to clients as a "Master Builder" in the concept of the Renaissance architect-builder, available to be directly involved in the construction it designs.

Gregory Martin Frech

Principal Architect

  • AIA, NCARB, AICP (1978 charter), VPA, LEED AP
  • Bachelor of Architecture Calif. State Polytechnic University
  • PhD Planning and Environmental Science Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Registered Architect – Virginia, North Carolina

Professional background includes experience as a city planner, university professor, and various positions as a staff architect before establishing GMF+ ASSOCIATES as a trade name for Design Four, Inc. in 1984. In its 25-year existence GMF+ has provided design and construction services for a wide variety of types of structures, ranging in size and complexity from commercial projects over 150,000 SF to individual residences and remodeling alterations. A long standing interest in environmental building science as well as design aesthetics has been validated in the recent construction trends toward green building concepts.

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Residential PROJECTS
Award Winning Beach Bungalow OBX – The Westly
Lynnhaven River Makeover
Winthrope Avenue Residence
Greene Residence
Burnette Residence
Tibideaux Residence
Straley Residence
Stewart Residence
Simkins Residence
O’Connel Residence
Kyrus Residence
Klar Residence
Kesler Residence
Gerloff Residence
Drinkwalter Residence
Commercial PROJECTS
Reginella’s Trattoria & Pizzeria
Chamberlayne Ave. Storage
Linkhorn Bay Condo
Captain George’s Restaurant
Self Storage: Historical Renovation
Self Storage: Curved Glass Façade
Self-Storage: Phased Construction
Self-Storage: Building Reuse
Morning Star Self-storage
Self-Storage: A Good Neighbor
Neighborhood Office Building
Kettler Headquarters
Cagney’s Restaurant
Self-Storage: Structural Innovation
Buckroe Beach, Hampton Virginia
Knotts Creek Refuge
Virginia Beach Community Development Cooperation
Cypress Cove Commons
Bishop Court
Curtis Residence
Burton Station Office Park

EarthCraft Residence
Frech Residence
Torope Residence
Fortner Residence
Interiors PROJECTS
The Nicholson Companies, Norfolk, VA
Kantor Residence, Norfolk, VA
Cape Henry Residence
Lochhaven Residence
Nicholson Residence
Waterside Interior Renovation

Cedar Grove Apartments
HomeArama 2010 East Beach
Church Point Shopping Center
Church Point Historical Manor
Smithfield Affordable Sustainable Workforce Housing
Beach Park West Apartments