IKM Architecture Grows into the Northeast Ohio Market
Pittsburgh’s Largest Architecture Firm Opens Second Office in Cleveland
Pittsburgh, PA, January 7, 2019–Two years after its move to a newly renovated office in the Eleven Stanwix building, IKM Architecture is continuing to expand and transform as a leading regional design firm by establishing an office in Cleveland, Ohio.
In many ways, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are a natural pairing, both forged through hard work and innovation and each poised to exert influence upon the experience economy in the healthcare, education, and workplace arenas. Spurred by a low cost of doing business, affordable living, and access to an educated workforce, there has been an invigorating surge in the Cleveland community’s entrepreneurial spirit around innovation that leverages the region’s deep knowledge and history. This creates the opportunity for a multitude of cross-disciplinary pursuits to emerge. “We are not interested in reinventing the wheel; we feel we can fill a need for design partners who offer a unique, collaborative approach to problem-solving,” commented Jonathan Lusin, Principal, who is leading the Cleveland initiative.
IKM President John Schrott sees this move as an opportunity not only to support the design needs of the organizations investing in the region, but also to contribute to and learn from the larger A/E/C community: “Despite our differences on the playing fields, the design talent in both of our cities is very strong. IKM is a very different firm from ten years ago, and we owe that evolution to listening and learning from our clients, staff, and industry partners. We are excited about bringing that knowledge and our skillset into Cleveland. We are currently engaged in Cleveland with commissions in the healthcare, higher education, and workplace sectors and look forward to positively contributing to the region. Our goal is to make a difference for our new community.”