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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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2016 KA Holiday Party

by Administrator16. December 2016 15:50

KA Holiday Party was a smashing success!  Travis Vannoy wins the Ugly Sweater Contest by a landslide, sporting his best holiday duds.  Javier Cora, Dan Rable, Becca Illencik and Evan Zane win the Best Gingerbread House Award for their rendition of the Candy Mine.  Check out photos of all the gingerbread houses.

Candy Mine wins 1st Place:

Lake House:

Mobile Home:

Pool House under construction:

The Ragaller Home:

Terminal Tower:

The Victorian Home:

Ugly Sweater Winner:

2016 Holiday Party Gingerbread Houses:

Graham Post - ICSC Rising Star

by Administrator7. December 2016 11:15

Graham was selected as a member of ICSC's CenterBuild 2016 class of "20 under Forty" and was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the industry.  This acknowledgement is well deserved as his design skills, creativity, ability to collaborate and commitment to success allows him to excel as an important part of our organization.

KA Wins ICSC U.S. Design & Development Commendation Award

by Administrator6. December 2016 13:34

KA and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc won ICSC's 2016 Commendation Award for Fayette Mall Sears Store Redevelopment in the Renovations / Expansions category. Congratulations to the entire team!

Halloween Costume Contest

by Administrator31. October 2016 15:37

 

Jeff Wysocki wins the best overall costume as the Invisible Man, you can barely see his outline in photo above.  Jae Cho nabs the Honorable Mention as the Grim Reaper, who's looming in the shadows behind the other contestants.  Jim Clarke's Studio wins overall team participation award. 

Nice Job all!

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.

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.   

 

 

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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.

Month List

2016 KA Holiday Party

KA Holiday Party was a smashing success!  Travis Vannoy wins the Ugly Sweater Contest by a landslide, sporting his best holiday duds.  Javier Cora, Dan Rable, Becca Illencik and Evan Zane win the Best Gingerbread House Award for their rendition of the Candy Mine.  Check out photos of all the ...

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