On April 7th, Elevar Gallery hosted the “(Y)our Community” group art show and fundraising event for local nonprofit organization BLOC Ministries. Curated by Nick Mason and held in the lobby of the Elevar Design Group headquarters, the show featured art from 13 local artists, live music, light snacks and drinks. Various media were represented, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, a quilt, and a short film. The exhibition will be on display and open to the public until June 1st.
"One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest general contractors, and one of the region’s largest minority-owned firms, is expanding its headquarters. Megen Construction Co. is more than tripling the size of its Forest Park headquarters. The general contractor will renovate and expand its existing space at 11130 Ashburn Road to 11,000 square feet."
On August 5th, we held our inaugural Art Gallery Show. Hosted in the lobby and garage areas of our headquarters in Queensgate, we gathered for an evening of art and music.
Tom Fernandez, CEO of Elevar Design Group, has been featured in Realm Magazine's July 2021 issue titled "Fernandez Focuses on His People," written by Sarah Mullins. Read about Tom's plans for diversifying his team and making a positive impact in the community. Thumbnail photo by Chris Von Holle.
The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute has won the 2021 AIA Healthcare Design Award! Elevar worked in partnership with the renowned Perkins + Will on the FF&E design services portion of this project.
Our team works to develop brand-appropriate design solutions that welcome visitors and maintain a high level of comfort throughout the duration of a stay. We strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere through thoughtful design practices, understanding how textures and colors evoke all of the feelings of the comforts of home.
The Cincinnati 2030 District’s mission is to create a network of healthy, high-performing buildings in Cincinnati with an ultimate goal of reducing energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions 50% by the year of 2030. I believe that it is my role as a designer to push sustainability in a project as one of the driving forces. It simply can no longer be a feature we choose to include if budget allows. The future of our communities depends on how sustainable our built environment is.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had little effect in generating new design thinking relative to workplace environments or products. Instead, the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of planning, design, cultural, operational, equipment, material, technological, custodial, and administrative norms for companies and their workplace.
Filmed on January 21, 2021, the project representatives give us a first look at all the FCC Stadium will have to offer. As one of the most exciting developments for this city, the $250M stadium will hold 26,000 soccer fans and will be one of the largest soccer specific stadiums in all of the US!
As technology increasingly develops in the future, the known space of design possibilities is expanded allowing for more creative designs. One avenue of future technological development leverages the rich custom coding capabilities in today’s building design software. At Elevar, we encourage our staff to explore and develop a variety of time-saving Dynamo scripts and macros. Read how science based technology helped open up design freedom in building design in some of our projects.
Elevar’s CEO, Tom Fernandez, states, “If you search and get creative, there will be some opportunity and that’s what we’re doing.”