Vocon Projects and Personnel Recognized at AIA Cleveland Awards

Vocon stands honored and grateful as multiple Projects and a talented Team member were acknowledged and celebrated at the AIA Cleveland Awards on Friday, November 03rd. The AIA Cleveland Awards serve as a beacon for architectural and interior design excellence, offering a platform for local firms to showcase their best work before nationally renowned juries.

This year’s AIA Cleveland Awards marked an exceptional occasion, gathering over 500 attendees to recognize and celebrate architectural and interior design excellence in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. It is a testament to the dedication and innovation within the industry, inviting firms to share their exceptional creations for review and acknowledgment by esteemed professionals.

We proudly received several AIA Cleveland accolades this year:

Honor Award in Interior Architecture: Cleveland Foundation

In collaboration with S9 Architecture, Vocon designed the new headquarters for the Cleveland Foundation. The LEED Gold-targeted mass timber building serves as the Foundation’s new home and stands as a valuable resource for the community. The design showcases a commitment to sustainability and community impact. Read more about this Project here.

Honorable Mention in Interior Architecture: Fahrenheit

Collaborating with Chef Rocco Whalen, Cleveland Construction, and Developer K&D, Vocon played a pivotal role in relocating Fahrenheit to Downtown Cleveland. The design embodies the essence of heat, fire, and passion that defines Chef Rocco Whalen’s culinary artistry, celebrating the transformative power of fire in both cooking and forging connections. Read more about this Project here.

Merit Award in Architecture: Great Lakes Cheese

Vocon’s design for Great Lakes Cheese’s new corporate headquarters emphasized wellness and the company’s core values. The Project showcases an inviting and warm architectural design that reflects the company’s identity and commitment to innovation. The comprehensive 90-acre campus master plan integrates a manufacturing expansion with the new headquarters, fostering a seamless connection between factory and administrative teams. Read more about this Project here.

Additionally, the exceptional work of Vocon’s Dave Robar in architectural photography received first and third-place awards: “Lumen Step Back” received first place and “Bridge Look” received third place. Dave was also awarded the prestigious Presidential Citation for his unwavering dedication to the AIA. His talent and creative vision further highlight the diverse skills and contributions within the Vocon team.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated Project Teams, exceptional clients, and the AIA for the recognition. At Vocon, the recognition from the AIA Cleveland Awards serves as both an honor and inspiration to continue pushing the boundaries of architectural excellence and innovation. Congratulations to all who contributed to these outstanding accomplishments!