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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

by Craig Wasserman29. July 2013 06:30

 

The firm’s Board of Directors and shareholders treated the staff to an afternoon at Progressive Field. Our staff had a blast, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. The final score of the Indians vs. Blue Jays was 4-2 – go Tribe!

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Four Seasons, 32 Years

by Craig Wasserman8. July 2013 08:04

 

Four Seasons is a luxury apartment complex in Beachwood, Ohio, comprised of 408 units in four buildings. ka started working on the initial phase of the project in 1981, and has served as design and executive architect through the fourth phase, which is expected to open next summer.

  

ka's Multi-Family Residential Solutions

The primary challenge of the Four Seasons Phase IV project was to develop a plan that would meet the developer's pro forma objectives, while utilizing primarily wood-framed construction systems on a precast concrete podium.

In response, the ka team provided the following value:

  • Developed plan that provides for 141 units (1-, 2- and 3-bedroom)
  • Worked with the client to gain city approval for deed restriction amendment to allow for increased density
  • Obtained variances with regard to setbacks and parking (landbanked for future if necessary)
  • Developed building design to incorporate a ground level (podium) with a traditional wood-framed, four-story building above
  • Designed a contemporary facade on the Phase IV building using similar materials as the existing structures, with the intent to respect and blend in with the aesthetic of those buildings
  • Created a landscape plan that transformed a required detention pond into a water feature amenity, surrounded by walkways and activity areas

ka Completes Cleveland Indians Premium Club Suite

by Craig Wasserman1. July 2013 05:00

 

ka completed the Cleveland Indians Premium Club Suite at Progressive Field in April 2013, just in time for the Major League Baseball season. The 5,000 SF design-build project with Gilbane transformed 11 existing suites on the ballpark’s press level into a spacious 120-seat entertainment venue. With a concept design provided by Populous, ka’s scope of work as design and executive architect included new balcony seating, new field side glazing system, a sports bar and interior finishes and furnishings.

The generous interior space completely opens up to the outdoor, tiered balcony seating via full-width sliding glass doors. With the outdoor and indoor spaces linked together, patrons are given the opportunity to sit outside along the balcony or inside in a restaurant setting.

“The Premium Club Suite was developed as a new approach to suite and spectator design, focusing on the fan experience,” says Bill Ragaller, ka’s Director of Architecture & Interior Design. “It gives the spectators the ability to view the game from multiple vantage points, while socializing and dining in a more conducive setting.”

Adding to the fan experience are back-lit display cases of Indians memorabilia, large screen televisions to view the game, and the suite opening into a broadcast booth. “The adjacent broadcast booth allows ballpark visitors to experience pre- and post-game commentary and interact with Indians broadcasters,” says Ragaller.

The fast-track requirements of the project required ka to closely coordinate with the client and consultants, resulting in a successful project for the major league ballpark.

 

2013-07-01 ka Completes Cleveland Indians Premium Club Suite.pdf (367.95 kb)

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