Fougere Menchenton Architecture is an award winning architectural firm based in St. John’s, NL. The firm’s diverse design and technical team strikes a fine balance between solid experience and inventive design. FMA is a full service firm that offers in-house architectural, planning, programming, project management and interior design services. As a locally owned and operated company, we pride ourselves on providing a “beginning-to-end” project management approach.


Ron began his professional career with the firm of William MacCallum Architect Limited in 1983. In 1988 Ron worked with Beaton Sheppard Associates Limited, where he became a partner. In 1997 Ron formed Ron Fougere Associated Ltd., (RFA) and in 2006 became a principal in Hearn Fougere Associates Inc. Ron’s early experience is wide ranging from heritage restoration projects for the Moravian Mission buildings in remote Labrador communities, to large state-of-the-art recreation projects such as the Mile One Stadium.

Ron took on Rob Menchenton as a partner in 2013 when they formed Fougere Menchenton Architecture Inc. (FMA) Since that time, the firm has continued the type of work which the firm started on. More recent projects consistent with early experience are the Wedgewood Park Aquatic Centre, currently under construction or the St. John’s Long Term Care Facility, completed 2014. For the 32 years Ron has been practicing, he continues to value client experience as a top priority. Ron believes in attending design and co-ordination meetings personally, so his clients receive a continuous, consistent and uninterrupted level of service.


Educated at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie School of Architecture), Rob has experience locally and internationally. He gained international experience as a student intern while working with Burkhard Entrup Architektür Büro in Berlin, Germany in 1996. In 1997, he returned to Canada, working in Halifax, Nova Scotia as an architectural acoustics specialist. Rob began his professional career in Newfoundland with the firm of Jerrett & Associates/EDM Consultants Limited in Deer Lake in 1998, where he worked until 2007.

In early 2008 Rob joined Ron Fougere Associates Ltd where he has more recently become a partner. His extensive experience includes large scale projects such as the new Academic Building at MUN Grenfell Campus. This building was the first use of structural curtain wall in Newfoundland and Labrador. While at his previous firm, Rob was also involved with complex projects such as the Deer Lake Stadium Upgrade and Expansion, a new City Hall for the City of Corner Brook, and an Extension to the Arts and Sciences Building at the MUN Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook. Rob brings a long history of technical construction and design experience. He brings a “beginning-to-end” management to projects for our clients.

We are a full service architectural firm which can offer the following services. We work with each of our clients to carefully define the services required for each individual project.

  • Architectural Design
  • Prime Consulting
  • Planning/Programming
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Building and Site Assessment (Facility Condition Assessment)
  • Site and Master Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Industrial and Furniture Design
  • Furniture Layout and Procurement
  • Signage and Wayfinding
  • Promotional and Presentation Material (such as renderings)
  • Contract Administration
  • Full-time Site Representation (Architectural)

Complete list of architectural Services [pdf] – Document Produced by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada


FMA is a growing design firm in St. John’s Newfoundland. Our studio is highly collaborative and includes architects, interns, interior designers, technical and support staff. The staff and leadership are open minded and supportive. We build our team with people who have a strong work ethic, good design sensibility and a high degree of computer literacy. As a small locally owned office, each employee works on a broad variety of projects with a high degree of responsibility. Please submit your resume and sample of work to