Two years ago, we embarked on a journey with Five Rivers Health Centers to plan and design a new, consolidated medical office building in Edgemont, a neighborhood in Dayton, OH. Through the COVID19 pandemic, working virtually as necessary and in-person once safe to do so, our team collaborated with Five Rivers and their partners to realize the vision of bringing quality healthcare to all those who need it in the community, regardless of income level. On May 11th, we cut the ribbon on this important new facility, celebrating this exciting day with all of the project partners, the staff at Five Rivers, and members of the community!
"For the club’s first game inside TQL Stadium, the stands were filled to pandemic-permitted capacity, while television viewership for Major League Soccer was nearly double the average, and Cincinnatians have been devotedly marching to the match ever since." Photo by Tom Harris
Our planning work with Kroger resulted in the renovations of several of their corporate offices, to include Plaza II in Blue Ash, OH. The two-story office building, constructed in 1980, functioned without an elevator until recent workplace re-organizations prioritized the need. Previous renovation projects attempted to incorporate traditional interior core construction, but the loss of usable area and negative impact to the schedule and budget eliminated it each time. In order to keep the project on schedule and align with budget, our team designed a new, prefabricated hydraulic elevator situated on the exterior of the building near the main entrance.
Elevar is so proud to have been involved in ‘one of the most architecturally complex’ Major League Soccer stadia in the country! Congrats to all of the partners for the ENR Best Sports Stadium Award!
"A planned $60 million mixed-use development could be the spark that ignites reinvestment in a West Side community."
The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute has won the 2021 AIA Healthcare Design Award! Elevar worked in partnership with the renowned Perkins + Will on the FF&E design services portion of this project.
Keeping up with the daily operations and maintenance costs of aging buildings and infrastructure is an ongoing challenge for many districts. In this paper we address common issues found in older academic buildings and identify ways to plan for and solve these issues in a way that improves building infrastructure, lowers operating costs, and mitigates financial loss.
Elevar is working with PLK Communities to design Gentry East, a 96-unit apartment development in Clermont County.
The High School has launched its largest public capital campaign in its history for the planned renovations of several spaces.
As technology increasingly develops in the future, the known space of design possibilities is expanded allowing for more creative designs. One avenue of future technological development leverages the rich custom coding capabilities in today’s building design software. At Elevar, we encourage our staff to explore and develop a variety of time-saving Dynamo scripts and macros. Read how science based technology helped open up design freedom in building design in some of our projects.
We elevate the game by contributing to our clients’ needs through smart design solutions. We intend to change what architects are for our clients and communities by measuring success in their terms. Our clients want a greater value for the investments they make in their facilities. Elevar delivers just that. We create beautiful spaces that take user experience to a higher level.
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.
The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority has awarded key contracts for the upcoming demolition and expected redevelopment of the former Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati.
Ranked by the Cincinnati Enquirer for three years running as the Top Architecture Firm to work for in the City of Cincinnati, we are proud of our people and the work that we do.
Elevar’s CEO, Tom Fernandez, states, “If you search and get creative, there will be some opportunity and that’s what we’re doing.”
Elevar’s own John Patrick Rademacher was officially elected as Regional Director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting.
With the clients' goal to remain a Class A office building in the CBD in downtown Cincinnati, we are working on upgrades to the lobby, amenity spaces, fitness center, and security systems at the Scripps Center.
Watch Emilio tell his incredible life story and how he built Elevar into the firm it is today by staying true to his integrity, passion, humility, and genuine love for design.
The design of the $250 million facility that will be the future home of the MLS team has been revealed to show fans what they can expect to experience.
Elevar worked with Perkins and Will on the FFE portion of this innovative new building - the first new construction on UC Health's campus in more than thirty years.
The Art Academy of Cincinnati is planning a major expansion meant to raise its visibility, house new high-tech programs in film and animation, and serve as a working and teaching space for Cincinnati’s design and marketing community.
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.