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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

New Outlet Center Construction Update

by Craig Wasserman27. June 2013 10:00

 

Smart Outlets at Nebraska Crossing is a 350,000 SF new outlet center developed by OTB Destination LLC, located just outside of Omaha in Gretna, Nebraska.

ka provided planning and design services. The previous shopping center was leveled to make way for a racetrack configuration, which optimizes walking distances and concentrates the large collection of retailers into a compact environment.

Construction progress as of June 2013

A dynamic center courtyard, combined with more intimate public spaces, create a rich variety of experiences that create a retail destination, inviting visitors to linger, dine and shop. The design evokes a modern interpretation of rural Nebraskan architecture, connecting the outlet center to its context.

The project will feature 70-plus outlet and factory stores, and is slated to open in late 2013.

 

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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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