Frederick Ward Associates is confident that clients will be pleased with the work produced by our staff. All of our employees exemplify FWA’s values and continue to strive to provide solutions for each client in their individual case through innovative designs and experience.


Torrence M. Pierce, PE

Tory has worked at FWA for 34 years, having served as the Director of Engineering for many years prior to taking the helm as FWA’s president. His duties include managing the day to day operations of the company and leading the engineering and land planning departments. He became a licensed professional engineer in 1989 after receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Delaware. Tory forms lasting bonds with clients to serve as a consultant and advocate through the development process. Under his leadership, FWA and its staff have enriched the community through service to non-profit organizations. Tory is the President of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers and is on the Board of Directors for the Harford County Boys and Girls Club.

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John V. Mettee IV, Prof. LS
Senior Vice President
Director of Surveying

John simultaneously handles the responsibilities of Senior Vice President and Director of Surveying. He is a Maryland-licensed professional land surveyor and an employee at FWA for 20 years. He keeps the survey department at the forefront of technology by continuing to expand FWA’s capabilities. He currently is the chapter chair for the Maryland Society of Surveyors’ Susquehanna Chapter and sits on the Board of Directors for Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties, and Maryland Center for the Arts.

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William T. Baker, Jr. PE
Executive Vice President
Director of Engineering

Bill Baker brings 38 years of experience to the team, specifically in the public sector. After serving as director of public works for Harford County, working for Baltimore City government and developing federal government experience in the private sector, Bill has mastered project design including wastewater and sewer, stormwater management, cost estimating, utilities, parking lots, roadways, grading, erosion and sediment control, feasibility studies and complete site design. Bill is a University of Delaware Graduate and became a licensed profession engineer in 1984. He is the president of the Society of American Military Engineers’ Chesapeake Post.

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Ted M. Jasinski, AIA, NCARB, CGP
Vice President
Director of Architecture

Ted Jasinski is the head of the architecture studio at FWA. He is a Drexel University alumni who uses his 44 years of experience to provide customers with a full range of services. Under his leadership, the studio has evolved to provide planning, feasibility studies, new construction designs, renovations, tenant fit outs, additions, adaptive reuse, systemic upgrades and repairs in commercial, industrial, residential, education and government projects. Ted is licensed in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Delaware, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. His projects and designs have won awards in several jurisdictions along the east coast from Vermont to locally in Bel Air. Ted is the Secretary for ABC Baltimore’s Executive Board and is on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna.

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