Renovation of the Johnson-Chamberlain Block
Cleveland, OH
30,000 sf

NAIOP Regional Design Award

A high profile advertising agency retained Principal Bill Eberhard to define space needs, evaluate alternative locations, and design and implement a creative environment that would support work processes and the recruitment and retention of quality clients and personnel.

The selected location, a series of dilapidated 1854 buildings in Cleveland’s Historic Warehouse Distric, were gutted, structurally stabilized and renovated to provide a kinetic space that fostered creativity and collaboration at the highest levels.

The exterior envelope was renovated to comply with U.S. Department of the Interior guidelines to facilitate the capture of investment tax credits to attain economic objectives. The interior was designed with a skylight-capped atrium and central stair, around which reception, interaction, meeting and presentation areas were clustered so that the activity of the agency was displayed to employees and visitors alike.
“The Krill Co., Inc. has enjoyed a long successful working relationship with Oliver Design Group and Eberhard Architects on several fast track projects. Bill Eberhard has been instrumental in bringing the team together. The principals of the firm have the ability to determine the client’s needs and convey these needs through design, and lead the team of selective consultants and contractors through every step of the process, for a successful project. During the construction process, they are always extremely responsive to the Contractor and Owner in addressing any issues that occur. Their turnaround time on submittals and field questions is exceptional and well above the norm for architectural firms.

The quality and completeness of the firm’s construction documentation also exceeds what we normally work with.”

Doug Fischback, Vice President
The Krill Company, Inc.