It all starts with relationships

From the beginning, we have operated with a single, core belief: that great design starts with the relationships we build through trust and collaboration.

We are passionate about working with our clients to design spaces that authentically reflect their company, their personality, and their goals. And that process starts with building strong working relationships. Because they inform how we approach each project, how we create our teams, and how we see the world. And for more than 30 years, this approach has led us to build unforgettable spaces that help our clients thrive, no matter how they use their space.

Our Approach

Relentless curiosity

Every project starts with a question: how can we give this space a voice?

From there, we dive into every detail of the project. Who you are, your goals, your plans for the future. How you will use the space, and the ways you might use it that you’ve never imagined. We seek to understand the things that drive you, so we can create something that helps you on that road. It’s the result of our relentless curiosity and desire to better understand both the clients we partner with and the world around us.

And we always strive for a diversity of viewpoints to inform our work. Because we believe that the best ideas come from challenging ourselves to see the world in new ways.

We believe…

Every project can make life better.
Strong relationships inspire great work.
We must push boundaries and explore new ideas.
Only together can we give it our all.

History

A legacy of partnership

In 1987, we started with five employees and a few folding tables. Since then, we’ve grown to more than 200 employees in three cities, with an international reputation and a portfolio of award-winning work.

But what’s more important than what we’ve done is what we’ll do next. We hope you’ll be a part of that.

We are a woman-owned firm certified with WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council).

Services

No detail too small, no idea too big

We offer a full range of architectural, strategic, and design services to help your space find its voice. But these services aren’t separate; with our comprehensive, relationship-based approach to design, we look at every aspect of your space and how it is used, and partner with you to find the best way to bring it to life.

Sustainability

Designing for a healthier earth and happier people

Sustainability is more than a nice-to-have. With every project, we work to minimize our environmental impact, from planning to materials to construction and beyond.

Our staff includes LEED-accredited professionals, and our work includes more than 40 projects that achieved LEED certifications.

We’re also at the forefront of implementing the WELL Building Standard, which focuses on creating healthier work environments for people. We’ve always taken a holistic, human-centered approach to our designs, and WELL helps us to create spaces that positively impact the health and well-being of their occupants.

LEED-certified Projects
  • KeyBank Higbee – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • FirstEnergy – LEED-NC Gold Certified
  • The Weather Channel – LEED-NC Gold Certified
  • Vocon Expansion – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Jewish Community Federation – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Cleveland Sight Center – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Calfee – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • Ames Family Hospice House – LEED-NC Gold Certified
  • Morgan Stanley Operations Center – Utah – LEED-CI Certified
  • Morgan Stanley Operations Center – Ohio – LEED-CI Certified
  • Morgan Stanley Branch – Centerville, Ohio – LEED-CI Certified
  • Morgan Stanley Branch – Rochester, MI – LEED-CI Certified
  • KeyBank – (11) Retail Branches – Various Certification Levels
  • Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center – LEED-NC Silver Certified
  • Cleveland Cliffs – LEED-CI Certified
  • KeyBank District Office – LEED-CI Silver
  • Social Security Administration – LEED-NC Silver
  • De Nora Technologies – LEED-CI Silver
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden – LEED-CI Silver Certified
  • Cliffs Natural Resources (2012 remodel) – LEED-CI Gold Certified
  • OverDrive – LEED CI Certified
  • CBRE – LEED CI Silver Certified
  • Goodyear World HQ – LEED NC Gold Certified
  • OMNOVA Solutions Headquarters – LEED NC Certified
  • PwC Charlotte – LEED CI Silver
  • PwC Philadelphia – LEED CI Gold
  • PwC Chicago – LEED CI Gold
  • IRS- Independence, OH – LEED CI Certified
  • Oatey – LEED Gold
  • The Quarter – LEED Homes Silver
  • PwC 300 Madison – Floors 21-24 – LEED CI Gold

Recognition

2019
  • NAIOP Office Interior Design of the Year – GBX Group
  • NAIOP Office Interior Renovation of the Year – GBX Group
  • NAIOP Office Architectural Project of the Year Multi-Family – The Quarter
  • Innovative Industrial Rehabilitation Award – The Empire Improvement Building  (GBX Group) – Cleveland Restoration Society
  • Ranked 41st in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • IIDA Award – Compass HQ, New York, NY – Small Corporate Category
  • IIDA Award – Floor 21 – “Confidential Professional Services Firm” New York, NY – Large Corporate Category
  • IIDA Award – Saucy Brew Works, Cleveland, OH – Retail-Hospitality-Restaurants Category
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Interiors Category – Vocon Headquarters
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Interiors Category – Floor 24, “Confidential Professional Services Firm” New York, NY
2018
  • 43rd in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • NAIOP Office Interior Design of the Year – Compass, San Francisco
  • NAIOP Office Interior Renovation Project of the Year – Dealer Tire, Cleveland
  • AIA Ohio – Honor Award – GBX Group
  • AIA Ohio – Honor Award – Forest City Enterprises
  • AIA Ohio – Honor Award – Doner – D313
  • AIA Cleveland – Honor Award – Interior Architecture – Forest City Enterprises
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Interior Architecture – Doner D313
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Architecture – GBX Group
  • AIA Cleveland – Honorable Mention – Architecture – TSG Resources Concept
  • Process Technology – Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce – Showcase Award
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2016
  • Ranked 41st in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • AIA – People’s Choice Award – Cleveland Browns
  • IIDA – Small Corporate – Famous Enterprises
  • IIDA – Large Corporate – PwC Boston
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2014
  • NEO Success Award
  • Ranked 34th in Interior Design magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year Traveling Gun Award – Libbey
  • AIA Ohio Award of Merit – Goodyear
  • IIDA Interior Design Award Small Corporate Office – Zashin
  • IIDA Interior Design Award Large Corporate Office – Libbey
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2012
  • Ranked 30th in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • Interior Design Magazine – “Best of Year Finalist” – Calfee Headquarters
  • Leading EDGE Award (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship)
  • NEO Success Award
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • ENR “Midwest Best Restoration Project” for Calfee
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2010
  • Ranked 43rd in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Dots Headquarters
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Sustainable Design Award – Vocon Expansion Space
  • Leading EDGE Award (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship)
  • NEO Success Award
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Ohio AIA Design Award – Dots Headquarters
  • IIDA – Award of Merit – KeyBank Higbee
  • IIDA – Award of Merit – Liggett Stashower
  • IIDA – Honorable Mention – Fay Sharpe
  • The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces
2008
  • IIDA Merit Award Corporate Design – Edward Howard
  • Inc. 5000 – One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Ranked 56 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Named Fastest Growing Design Firm in the United States for 2007 in Interior Design Magazine’s January 2008 Issue
  • Ranked 32 Nationally for fees generated in Office Design in Interior Design Magazine’s May 2008 Issue
  • Inside Business Magazine NEO Success Awards – The Top Performing Companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Edward Howard
  • Named one of the Leading EDGE (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship) Companies in Northeast Ohio
  • CanStruction Competition Cleveland Winner – Juror’s Favorite
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2006
  • Design Award IIDA – Best of Show – + Space
  • Design Award IIDA – Sustainable Design Honorable Mention – Vocon
  • Design Award IIDA – Retail Showroom Award of Merit – + Space
  • Design Award IIDA – Medium Corporate Award of Merit – Vocon
  • Design Award IIDA – Large Corporate Honorable Mention – Brulant
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Ranked 109 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
  • Leading EDGE (Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship) Award
2004
  • Design Award IIDA – Small Corporate Award of Merit – Cleveland Browns Training Facility
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Dix & Eaton
  • Ranked 126 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
2002
  • Ranked 178 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
2000
  • Inside Business Magazine – Best Conference Room – Roetzel & Andress
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year Winner – Doner
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year Finalist – WKYC
2017
  • Ranked 40th in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • NAIOP Office Architectural Design of the Year – Oatey
  • NAIOP Athletic Facility Exterior Renovation of the Year – Cleveland Browns
  • AIA Ohio – Merit Award for Interior Projects – Dealer Tire
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Interior Architecture – Compass
  • AIA Cleveland – Merit Award – Interior Architecture – Droga5
  • AIA Cleveland – Honor Award – Interior Architecture – Dealer Tire
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2015
  • NEO Success Award
  • Ranked 37th in Interior Design magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • NAIOP Architectural Design of the Year – OMNOVA
  • NAIOP Interior Design of the Year – Zashin & Rich
  • IIDA Interior Design Award Large Corporate – PwC Chicago
  • AIA/IIDA People’s Choice Award – PwC Chicago
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2013
  • 2013 Crain’s Cleveland – Architecture Firm Ranking – #6
  • NEO Success Award
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Calfee
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Sustainable Design Award – Cleveland Sight Center
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Renovation Award – Calfee
  • Ohio AIA Design Award – Calfee
  • Interior Design Magazine – “Best of Year Finalist” – Goodyear Headquarters
  • Ranked 40th in Interior Design magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2011
  • Ranked 36th in Interior Design magazine’s Top 200 Industry Giants
  • Leading EDGE Award (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship)
  • NEO Success Award
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – KeyBank Higbee
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Sustainable Design Award – KeyBank Higbee
  • Ohio AIA Design Award – KeyBank Higbee
  • The Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Interior & Sources ranked the KeyBank Higbee project #3 in the top 10 LEED projects of 2011
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2009
  • Inc. 5000 – One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Ranked 48th in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Inside Business Magazine NEO Success Awards – The Top Performing Companies in Northeast Ohio
  • Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead 100 – Named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Architectural Design of the Year – FirstEnergy
  • AIA – Award of Merit – Dots
  • Named one of the Leading EDGE (Economic Development through Growth & Entrepreneurship) Companies in Northeast Ohio
2007
  • AIA Merit Award – Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Inc. 5000 – One of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Ranked 116 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2005
  • NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter – Interior Design of the Year – Vocon
  • Ranked 116 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2003
  • Ranked 132 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
2001
  • Design Award IIDA – Medium Corporate Award of Merit – Doner
  • Design Award IIDA – Large Corporate Award of Merit – WKYC
  • Inside Business Magazine – Best Conference Room – WKYC
  • Ranked 185 in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 200 Giants of the Industry
  • Northcoast 99 – Honoring 99 Great Workplaces for Top Talent in Northeast Ohio
  • Sherwin Williams Adventure in Excellence Award – Doner – Award of Merit
1999
  • IIDA – CHIA – Consolidated Care Rental Facility – Industrial project – Honorable Mention
  • Builders Exchange Award – CHIA –Consolidated Car Rental Facility – Award of Merit
  • Builders Exchange Award – O’Neils – Award of Merit
  • AIA – CHIA – Consolidated Car Rental Facility – Award of Merit
  • AIA – Roetzel & Andress – Award of Merit