For the 5th year in a row, the employees at Elevar have landed us on Cincinnati Enquires list of Top Workplaces for 2022! With 130 companies listed in three categories, Elevar placed at #29 in the Small Business Category. Elevar has proven year after year that this is a place where our employees love to work!
We’re excited to be working with Josh Niederhelman and Mark Hemberger with Curo to design the development of a new community gathering place in the heart of Oakley! Similar to Covington Yard, the development will be an outdoor food park and will also feature two 18-hole miniature golf courses.
Elevar provided a design for a build-to-suite opportunity with Urban Sites for the Greenup Street Office at Roebling Pointe. Our commitment to the City of Covington is evident in our recent projects such as the Kenton County Administration Building and The Hayden. We are excited about helping our partners to grow the neighborhood!
"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
“We wanted to be in a place where we could make an impact...We wanted to be in a place that improved our efficiency and effectiveness and made a statement about who we are, what we stand for and what we believe in.”
"This collaboration with the University of Dayton and Woodard Development will provide a health clinic for UD employees, as well as after-hours urgent care for students and employees. The 30,000-square-foot development will include primary care; orthopedic physicians; imaging; lab services; comprehensive rehabilitation services; and counseling services. It will open in spring 2023."
"While the conversion of downtown office towers to apartments has been going on in Cincinnati for years, and continues today, this project is unique because it is the first conversion of office space to apartments at this scale."
"As supply chain issues, a historic labor crunch and the pandemic throw up roadblocks in the face of progress, developers and businesses remain committed to investing in Greater Cincinnati."
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!
November 4th marked the start of construction of a new East Clinton Middle School and renovations of the High School. By re-examining a previously completed Masterplan, Elevar worked with the District to create an updated plan for a 52,000 square foot Middle school that wraps around the iconic existing High School entrance tower and creates a secure entry sequence for both schools.
"One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest general contractors, and one of the region’s largest minority-owned firms, is expanding its headquarters. Megen Construction Co. is more than tripling the size of its Forest Park headquarters. The general contractor will renovate and expand its existing space at 11130 Ashburn Road to 11,000 square feet."
"A two-year-old building on University of Cincinnati's campus has been honored again for its design. UC’s Gardner Neuroscience Institute was awarded a gold Touchstone Award for Evidence Based Design and Research, the latest in a slew of honors received by the facility, which opened in 2019 and is home to UC Health."
"As the multifamily market grows, it must also respond to the changing - and sometimes conflicting - demands of the marketplace and society." Soapbox Cincinnati talks to leaders in the Multifamily Market, including Mark Browning from Elevar Design Group.
"A planned $60 million mixed-use development could be the spark that ignites reinvestment in a West Side community."
"At the end of 2020, Archbishop Moeller High School launched the largest fundraiser in the school’s 60-year history. The all-male Catholic high school smashed its goal. Moeller’s Raise the Shield capital campaign had a goal of raising $14 million. It recently announced the total raised was more than $22.4 million"
Tom Fernandez, CEO of Elevar Design Group, has been featured in Realm Magazine's July 2021 issue titled "Fernandez Focuses on His People," written by Sarah Mullins. Read about Tom's plans for diversifying his team and making a positive impact in the community. Thumbnail photo by Chris Von Holle.
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.
Many Cincinnati businesses are reconfiguring their spaces to encourage employees to return to the office. Among these building upgrades is the 1990's downtown landmark, the Scripps Center, of which Elevar has completed renovations to its lobby. Interior upgrades were made to the lighting and furniture, and all public areas were modernized.
Plans for the new Premier Health-anchored medical facility near the University of Dayton have been updated to incorporate the South Park Methodist Church on Brown Street.
For the 4th consecutive year, the employees at Elevar have landed us on Cincinnati Enquirer’s list of Top Workplaces for 2021! With 135 companies listed in three categories, Elevar placed at #40 in the Small Business Category. Elevar has proven year after year that this is a place where our employees love to work!
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.
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Accelerator announced on May 7th that two of its portfolio firms, Vazquez Commercial Contracting LLC and Elevar Design Group, were awarded a five-year contract with the U.S. Army of Corp of Engineers (USACE).
Elevar is working on a new medical facility with services for both the University of Dayton community and the greater community, coming in summer 2022 on south Brown Street.
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.
Elevar Design Group is working with Towne Properties to add 100 apartments just east of downtown Cincinnati. The apartments will provide easy access to the city’s park system and other riverfront amenities. The apartments will be focused toward active lifestyle empty nesters.
Elevar Design Group helping to redevelop the former Kenton County Administration Building at 303 Court St. in Covington to 133 apartments and 6,000 square feet of retail space.
Elevar is working with PLK Communities to design Gentry East, a 96-unit apartment development in Clermont County.
Construction has begun on the third and final phase of the Madamore Redevelopment project in the heart of Madisonville, a project that is expected to be a total investment of more than $80 million.
The High School has launched its largest public capital campaign in its history for the planned renovations of several spaces.
Opened in 2019, this century-old former brewery is now home to Kenton County's Government offices. It recieved an Adaptive Reuse Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association.
Elevar is working with Kean Ventures and Buckingham Companies in the design of this mixed-use development at the corner of Liberty and Elm St in Over-the-Rhine. The project now consists of over 300 residential units and between 5,000 and 15,000 square feet of commercial space. The proposed new version of the development would be a total investment of about $80 million.
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.
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.
Applying post-occupancy evaluations to future projects requires a strategy and a multidisciplinary team.
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.