The Cincinnati 2030 District’s mission is to create a network of healthy, high-performing buildings in Cincinnati with an ultimate goal of reducing energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions 50% by the year of 2030. I believe that it is my role as a designer to push sustainability in a project as one of the driving forces. It simply can no longer be a feature we choose to include if budget allows. The future of our communities depends on how sustainable our built environment is.
Dayton’s first cooperative grocery store opened its doors on May 12th, bringing fresh food and new investment to lower Salem Avenue, an area where both have long been scarce.
Sanders Development Group LLC, a Black-owned commercial real estate development firm, is working on the redevelopment of three parcels located near the neighborhood’s historic Peebles Corner. Elevar Design Group is the architect for the project on Curtis Street, involving a complete renovation.
Providing healthcare services for those in the later stages of life will become more and more prevalent as the post-war silent generation will soon be supplanted by the largest demographic: baby boomers. Recognizing this inevitable occurrence, healthcare providers have been taking steps to plan for this influx of septuagenarians, octogenarians, and up within their healthcare facilities.
Human beings require shelter from the elements, clean air, energy in the form of food, sleep, and of course a doctor’s visit to maintain our health at least once a year, if not more, as we age. Just like a physician’s checkup where the doctor checks all vital signs to make sure they are functioning, Elevar looks at all basic functions of the building enclosure from the hair on top (the roof) to the feet (the foundation).
Elevar’s CEO, Tom Fernandez, states, “If you search and get creative, there will be some opportunity and that’s what we’re doing.”
Our tailored engagement process results in authentic discovery of our clients’ needs and unique solutions that fit those needs.
Elevar and Turner Construction worked together on this $99 million design-build education project. As covered in the 2017 OSBA Journal, read more about our work on West Clermont High School.