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KA  is a nationally recognized architecture firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, with an emphasis on providing value-added design services to clients on a range of projects, including retail centers, mixed use developments, corporate offices and hospitality venues.

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KA Wins 2016 International Architecture Award

by Administrator2. September 2016 10:10

KA and Pickard Chilton won The 2016 International Architecture Award for our work on The Eaton House in Dublin, Ireland.  This prestigious award was given out by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art and Urban Studies. 

ACE Mentor Program

by Administrator14. April 2016 15:28

KA and Whiting-Turner Construction met with fifteen Warrensville Heights High School sophomores as part of the nationwide Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.  We shared our thoughts on how architects and construction managers interact on projects using Thistledown Racino as a case study. We also shared early design ideas, how the design evolved and photographs / videos of the completed project.  The students were fully engaged and benefited greatly from their time spent in KA's new office. Future architects and CM's in making.

Office relocation complete!

by Administrator26. February 2016 07:44

We've settled nicely into our new office space and we are looking forward to working on many great projects in our high-tech environment. Thanks to the entire KA team for making this a reality.


by Craig Wasserman25. January 2016 14:01


KA is pleased to announce as of January 25, 2016, we officially moved into our new home: The Genesis Building, 6000 Lombardo Center #500, Cleveland, OH 44131. 


The new office space supports our strategic vision and creates a contemporary setting that achieves our goal of a more collaborative environment throughout the office, by having all the employees working together in one contiguous space.  


With the new office space designed by KA, it is equipped with some of the latest technology and work spaces.  In addition to the Genesis building providing wonderful views of the surrounding area, KA will have access to the many building amenities, including shared board room, conference center and exercise facility.


Moving to a centralized NE Ohio location, enables us to attract future employees from Akron and Canton, while also providing a convenient location for greater Cleveland’s current and future staff.


About KA

KA, founded in 1960, is a nationally recognized architecture firm with an emphasis on providing superb value-added design services to clients in a range of marketplaces, including retail centers, mixed use developments, corporate offices and casinos. For more information, please visit


Donna Ross - ICSC Rising Star

by Administrator22. December 2015 11:30

Congratulations to Donna Ross for being recognized by ICSC as a rising star in the shopping center industry at the CenterBuild Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. She is now part of the 20 Under 40 class of 2015. Her leadership qualities, organization skills, creativity and hard work made this a well deserved honor.

KA Marshmallow Challenge 2015

by Administrator21. December 2015 16:04


KA had a blast at our 2015 Holiday Party participating in the Marshmallow Challenge.  Six teams feverishly designed, engineered and constructed their pasta tower collaborating to support one marshmallow from twenty pieces of spaghetti, a yard of masking tape and a yard of string all within an eighteen minute time limit.  It was a heated battle but team RAJ was the winner with their 28" tall structure!  Visit the marshmallow challenge website to learn more about the team building contest.

 Champions - Team RAJ, Andrew Wehler, Jae Cho and Rich Wilden 


Second Place team - Rachel, Hitomi, Ron and Kevin


Good effort but no cigar!


 Oh so close....


 Go big or go home!  Well guess what, they went home empty handed.


 Good effort, but not quite

KA Announces New Shareholders

by Administrator6. November 2015 14:41


Ibrahim Hakki – Senior Project Architect

With more than 20 years of architectural experience, Hakki has amassed wealth of commercial experience for a variety of public and private clients. As graduate of Kent State University and a firm leader in Revit best practices, his technical expertise puts him on the forefront of building information modeling. He is registered in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. Outside the office, Hakki is president of the Construction Specifications Institute and serves as an instructor at Polaris Career Center. 




Graham Post – Senior Project Architect

Bringing more than 14 years of design experience, Graham has worked on numerous retail redevelopments, nation-wide tenant improvements, specialty retail branding and restaurants as well as commercial office developments, several of which have produced recognition.  He collaborates directly with clients and oversees projects from earliest design phases through construction. His design sense coupled with technical expertise helps bridge the gap between concept and execution. A graduate of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, he is registered in California and Texas and holds an NCARB certificate.




Kevin Spring – Senior Project Architect 

For past 10 years, Kevin has been involved in a variety of project types including office, retail, mixed-use from initial concept design through construction administration. His ability to manage and lead fast-paced, large scale projects is what sets him apart and makes him an asset to both clients and the KA team. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Kent State University, registered in Ohio, is LEED Accredited and holds an NCARB certificate 




Evan Zane – Senior Project Architect

Evan is involved in a variety of large scale, complicated, fast paced projects ranging from casinos, to shopping center redevelopments to department stores all over the country. With a top notch work ethic and dedication, he maintains a clear line of communication between the client, contractor and other team members throughout the duration of projects. His expertise in Revit greatly aids in his ability to prepare quality, coordinated construction documents. He holds a Masters of Architecture from Kent State University, registered in Ohio and holds an NCARB certificate.   



Liberty Center - NOW OPEN!!

by Administrator23. October 2015 16:28

Congratulations to Steiner + Associates, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, KA Architecture, Hoar Construction and the consultant team for delivering a special mixed use project in Liberty, OH. The dedicated, committed team worked collaboratively throughout the entire process showing great resolve to meet all the project demands.


The Foundry entry facade fronting The Park



Corner feature tower across from The Park leading to Main Street



The Park at the center of the project






Cobb Theater above street level retail


Rooftop plaza


Foundry Interior Court


by Craig Wasserman24. September 2015 12:45


KA is hiring Project Architects, Associates and BIM Manager! Please see our career page for more information:  

Newsletter-February 2015

by Craig Wasserman10. February 2015 11:43


View KA’s February 2015 newsletter to check out the highlights of our recent projects and latest firmwide announcements. Access it here.


About KA, Inc.

KA  is a nationally recognized architecture firm based in Cleveland, Ohio, with an emphasis on providing value-added design services to clients on a range of projects, including retail centers, mixed use developments, corporate offices and hospitality venues.

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