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KA Ranks in the Top Architectural Firms in Cleveland

by Craig Wasserman30. January 2015 08:50

 

 

We are proud to announce that KA is yet again ranked as one of the top architectural firms for 2015 in Crain’s Cleveland Business. This year marks our 55th year in business, and as we move forward with our third generation of ownership and leadership, KA continues to uphold timeless standards of excellence in architecture. Our comprehensive range of services and dual focus on commercial developers and corporate clients offers our clients added value in our approach and the final product.

 

Brookfield Square plans emphasize light, outside entrances

by Craig Wasserman13. December 2013 11:07

 

ka presented more specifics on the Brookfield Square expansion at a Planning Commission meeting this week in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The shopping center is developed and owned by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

CBL plans to finish construction and bring in tenants for the first phase, consisting of six stores opening on the east side of Sears Department Store, before the end of 2014 for an opening in spring of 2015. ka is providing full architectural services on the retail project.

"It's great to be back in front of this group picking up on the momentum we started in 2005," said Craig Wasserman, executive vice president of KA Inc. Architecture, referencing previous expansions beginning with Brookfield Square and other buildings around the mall. "We always imagined Sears and Boston Store would help continue the story for the face on Moorland and now we're here presenting that concept."

Read the full article online and learn more about ka's prior work at Brookfield Square.

The Quad St. Charles

by Craig Wasserman20. November 2013 15:39

 

Earlier this month, The Krausz Companies, Inc. announced the completion of the property acquisition that will bring a line up of new retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues to the redevelopment of Charlestowne Mall in fall 2015. The new name for the shopping center is The Quad St. Charles.

Working for The Krausz Companies, Inc. as the developer, ka will provide architectural services, teaming with Stoutenborough, Inc. on design and Graycor Construction

ka's Richard Wilden, Director of Design is quoted in the release describing what visitors will experience: "All of the common area interior will be extensively renovated by capitalizing on the "good bones" and abundant natural light of the existing structure to create a completely reimagined environment that is elegant and timeless," according to Rich.

Read the full release on the City of St. Charles website.

 

Shopping Center Business - A Sophisticated Bargain

by Craig Wasserman18. September 2013 11:59

 

ka is featured in the September issue of Shopping Center Business, commenting on Fashion Outlets of Chicago and trends in retail outlet centers.

 

Read the digital issue here.

On the Boards: Gulf Coast Galleria

by Craig Wasserman22. August 2013 06:44

 

The City Council in D'Iberville, Mississippi has approved zoning changes and variances to allow Gulf Coast Galleria to begin construction next spring. Local developer Bobby Mandal will be working with CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. to build the mall and adjacent hotel. Located along I-10 south and west of I-110, the enclosed mall will have two large anchor stores along with national, regional and local retailers. The initial phase will be 629,000 square feet with room to expand the anchors for a total of 700,000 square feet. ka is providing executive architect, planning and city approval services.

 

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Freshwater Cleveland – 53-year-old ka architecture still growing after all these years

by Craig Wasserman14. March 2013 07:30

Freshwater Cleveland profiled ka’s history and new generation and leadership, quoting John Burk and Alan Siliko. The article also highlighted recent projects, including Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and Eaton, while emphasizing the firm’s performance working with large, complicated teams.

 

Freshwater Cleveland – 53-year-old ka architecture still growing after all these years

Freshwater Cleveland - ka architecture still growing after all these years.pdf (333.94 kb)

Crain’s Cleveland – The Future of Retail

by Craig Wasserman18. February 2013 07:43

ka’s Craig Wasserman and Rich Wilden were quoted in the Crain’s Cleveland annual retail feature, discussing the activity with retail developers in the region and the future of open-air shopping centers.

 

Malls buying into trends

Open-air formats might be a rarity in the future

 

Crain's Cleveland - Future of Retail - Malls buying into trends.pdf (395.55 kb)

Crain's Cleveland - The Future of Retail - Open-air formats might be a rarity of the future.pdf (216.94 kb)

Crain’s Cleveland – ka hits rare third generation

by Craig Wasserman7. January 2013 08:04

In conjunction with the announcement of our third generation of leadership, ka was profiled in Crain’s Cleveland, noting in particular the firm’s longevity, longstanding client relationships and mentoring of younger staff.

Crain's Cleveland - ka hits rare third generation

Crain's Cleveland - ka hits rare third generation.pdf (57.85 kb)

Indians.com – Indians unveil plans for Premium Club

by Craig Wasserman27. November 2012 08:02

The Cleveland Indians introduced their brand new Premium Club for the 2013 season, for which ka provided Architect of Record services. Located next to the press box on the first base side, the 5,000 sf state-of-the-art lounge will offer dramatic views, upscale cuisine and extra-wide plush seating, allowing members to enjoy an unparalleled premium experience at the ballpark.

 

Indians unveil plans for Premium Club

 

Shopping Center Business – Streamlined Design

by Craig Wasserman30. July 2012 07:53

In SCB’s annual retail design trends issue, ka’s Darrell Pattison was quoted commenting on architectural design trends, in addition to highlighting ka’s work on the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and Brookfield Square.

 

Shopping Center Business - Streamlined Design.pdf (353.67 kb)

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