Category: K2M Blogs

InterDesign is now a K2Mpowered Company

Cleveland, OH – May 1, 2017 – K2M Design, Inc. continues their strategic growth with the acquisition of The InterDesign Group, Inc. located in Indianapolis, Indiana.  K2M Design officially acquired InterDesign on May 1, 2017, onboarding a talented team of Architects, Interior Designers, Project Managers, a Landscape Architect and Leaders. The merger continues K2M’s drive […]

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2017 Smart Business Smart Culture Awards

K2M Design is honored to have been a sponsor of the Smart Culture Awards, Smart Business’s Inaugural event. At K2M, we believe that our culture differentiates us in the market and is a competitive advantage to recruiting and retaining great talent. We are an award-winning architecture, engineering, interior design, asset management, and specialty services firm where there […]

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Introducing K2Mfacility.com

K2M has been providing facility management and assessment services to clients for many years. Services such as general assessments, accessibility studies, building envelope and roofing evaluations, as well as many other facility condition assessments.   You can now find information on these services on our sister site, K2Mfacility.com: Facility Condition Assessments – a thorough and comprehensive report […]

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Architect Project Manager, Northwest Arkansas

We are looking for an Architect/Project Manager for our Northwest Arkansas office. We are seeking a diligent and driven team leader with 5-7+ years experience, fast paced retail experience a plus, with a strong understanding of construction. If you are eager to join, lead, and work with a great team in a fun and encouraging work environment […]

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ACA Winter Conference Recap

Scott Moore, one of K2M Design’s Correctional Practice Group Leaders, attended the 2017 American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference in San Antonio, TX and upon his return the entire Correctional Practice group was excited to share the  latest news and insight in the corrections industry. The conference incorporates various business segments such as owners, both public […]

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K2Mr on the Move: Amanda Wunzin in Japan

K2Mr Amanda Wunzin went to Japan with her husband and 8 of their friends. The ten day trip was intended to be a ski trip, but Amanda doesn’t care for snow that much, so she and her husband veered off course a bit. The first night, they arrived in Tokyo and went straight to Akihabara, nicknamed […]

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K2M Design, the Culture Architect

Since its founding in 2001, K2M Design has created environments for businesses that are reflective of their vision, shared values, and desire to improve operational efficiencies by identifying the uniqueness of your business. We use our specialized Visioning process to learn: who you are, what you do, and what you stand for. Through this process we […]

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K2Mrs on the Move: Nick Tinl in Nepal

K2Mr Nick Tinl had the privilege to visit the diverse and beautiful country of Nepal. To say things are different there is an understatement. In broad strokes the itinerary went like this: Day 1: Landed in Kathmandu Day 2: Walked around Kathmandu. Realized life is different here. Day 3: Traveled to Chitwan (Sketchiest bus ride of […]

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Taking Store Closings and Turning Them into New Opportunities

Major department stores, including Macy’s and Sears / Kmart, have collectively closed hundreds of stores over the last couple years to address the losses from unprofitable stores. As is typical at the start of a new year, many companies just announced another series of closures expected in 2017. When an anchor store closes, it often […]

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K2M Design Celebrates Opening of New Office in Key West

Key West, FL – February 2017 – K2M is officially open for business in our new building in Historic Key West, at 1150 Virginia Street. The new facility was designed by the K2M team and is on the corner of White Street and Virginia Street, moving the from K2M’s previous location on Whitehead Street. The […]

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How Hotels Can Compete with the Sharing Economy

Peer to peer markets, also known as the sharing economy, have been popping up in long established industries as alternates to the traditional goods and services. From ride sharing, like Uber and Lyft, to home and vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO – how are these peer to peer markets impacting the established hotel […]

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K2M Design Welcome Bob Seaman, RA as Sr. Project Manager

Cleveland, OH – K2M Design continues to grow with the addition of Registered Architect, Bob Seaman, a seasoned professional and respected Architect within the Cleveland market. Bob brings nearly 30 years of expertise and project management experience within the healthcare, educational, retail and commercial markets. With 30 years of experience within the profession Bob has […]

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Maloney on the Move: Sirulog Festival, Journey, and Whale Sharks

The Sirulog festival in Cebu Philippines was absolutely amazing. This annual cultural and religious festival celebrates the history of Cebu with a nine days of festivity which ends with the Sinulog Grand Parade. There are nearly 2 million people on the streets and groups gets to participate in the parade, which often lasts 9-10 hours! […]

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Maloney on the Move: Bangkok and Cebu

Scott Maloney headed to the Asia this January to visit Thailand and the Philippines for an amazing series of EO events. While there, he had the opportunity to tour the Queen Grandmother’s palace in Bangkok, meet the Governor of Cebu, dine alfresco at the Blue Water Resort while being entertained by some of the best […]

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Interior Designer II in Cleveland or Baltimore

We are looking for an Interior Designer II for our Cleveland or Baltimore office. We are seeking a diligent and driven team leader with 4-8+ years experience, hospitality experience a plus. If you are eager to join, lead, and work with a great team in a fun and encouraging work environment while furthering your professional […]

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Sr. Electrical Engineers in Indianapolis

Key West Fire Station No. 2, Engine Bays. Key West, Florida.

We are looking for a Sr. Electrical Engineer for our Indianapolis office. We are seeking a diligent and driven team leader with 15+ years experience, government experience a must, with a strong understanding of construction. If you are eager to join, lead, and work with a great team in a fun and encouraging work environment while […]

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Sr. Mechanical Engineers in Indianapolis

We are looking for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer for our Indianapolis office. We are seeking a diligent and driven team leader with 15+ years experience, government experience a must, with a strong understanding of construction. If you are eager to join, lead, and work with a great team in a fun and encouraging work environment while […]

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Trends in Government Facility Design in 2017

The HOK and K2M team are currently in design development for the Circleville Juvenile Detention Facility

As we enter 2017, it’s important to reflect on years past, looking into how design philosophy has evolved and where we see those philosophies in design moving in coming years. We understand the challenges associated with government entities moving slowly when change is needed, but we are optimistic with the movements afoot that are revolutionizing […]

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Leveraging the Future of Retail Industry

What does the future of your retail business look like? E-commerce sites like Amazon, Alibaba, and Ebay have drastically changed the retail landscape in the past few years. The internet has become both physically and virtually immersive. But there is good news, research shows that the traditional brick and mortar store is still favored by […]

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Hospitality Trends in 2017

As we enter 2017, we’ve been doing some real thinking and reading about the core elements of good hotel design and operations that separate properties from being “OK” to creating raving fans that keep coming back. The concept of “work, play, lounge, and eat” in the 3-4 star market really sums up the basic essentials […]

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K2M welcomes new Senior Interior Designer, Kim Boomer

K2M Design is excited to have Kim Boomer join the Interior Design team.  Kim brings nearly 20 years of experience as an NCIDQ registered Senior Interior Designer with a diverse background in various markets including Commercial, Financial Facilities, Higher Education and Healthcare projects. Kim utilizes her vast design talents while creating engaging corporate environments, having designed 500,000 […]

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K2M Design 2016 Weatherhead 100 Winner

The Weatherhead 100 awards the entreprenuerial spirit of fast growing businesses in the Northeast Ohio area. K2M is proud to be a 6 time winner of the CASE Western Reserve University Weatherhead 100 award; for being one of the fastest growing companies in our region.  This is a distinction that we are extremely proud of because […]

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Floor Focus Magazine – DoubleTree Key West Cover

K2M Design’s DoubleTree Key West project was featured on the cover of Floor Focus Magazine with an great article from K2Mr Rachel Maher. The article will be posting on the Floor Daily website later this month!

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Mobility in the Workplace

Commercial Office Design for Accumen Solutions, Cleveland, Ohio

Mobility within the workplace is the freedom to choose to be productive in spaces and places other than one’s desk, based on what will best suit the task to be performed. This flexibility has profound implications on the culture of a company, affecting how employees see their work and the value placed on it. These […]

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Maloney on the Move: Cuba

Scott Maloney with the MyEO Cuba group, attended the Feria Havana, an annual international trade fair where companies from nearly 40 different countries exhibited their brands and products that are desired by the Cuban government and its people. In addition to the fair, he was able to connect with a local architectural professor and real […]

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Outparcel Impact on Center’s Front Door

Recently, there has been a significant uptick in the amount of outparcel building development across the US. Ranging in size from 6,500 to over 10,000 square feet, these buildings are establishing the front door to many prominent centers and malls. With this surge in development there’s an opportunity for Owners and Architects to think beyond […]

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K2M Design Celebrates the Grand Re-Opening of Marathon Office

Marathon, FL – November 2016 – K2M Design continues to invest in the Keys with the recent renovation of their Marathon office, located at 3000 Overseas Highway. The Marathon community and K2M Staff members celebrated the Grand Re-Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cocktail party on November 1st. K2M Design merged with Solaria Design […]

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K2M Expands Correctional Practice Group with the Addition of Scott Moore and Indianapolis Location

Indianapolis, IN – November 2016 – We are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Moore, AIA, to K2M Design’s Correctional Practice Group. Over the past 20+ years Scott has designed and managed nearly $700 million in construction for Correctional and Detention Facilities throughout the United States. In this new role, Scott will continue to […]

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Making Hospitality more Hospitable with Techology

Technology continues to change the way we interact within our environments. In our homes, at the office, and while traveling, we are inundated with the fast pace in which technology is making our lives easier. These days when renting a car, you reserve in advance and then walk to your parking spot to pick up […]

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Maloney on the Move: Thailand in October

Over the past week, Scott Maloney explored Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting many temples, walking around the city, riding in tuk tuks, and even took a motor bike up Doi Suthep, a nearby mountain. Check out the photos and a description of the locations below: The Rachamankha Hotel, where he stayed is a 25-room boutique nestled in the old […]

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Repurposing by Placemaking

Repurposing aged properties requires a commitment to creativity. Developing an underutilized property takes a keen understanding of the local marketplace and alignment with a variety of stakeholders. Often as designers, we rush in to answer the questions posed by an Owner such as, “what can I do with this asset to improve its performance?” We […]

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State of the Hospitality Industry from the Lodging Conference

Scott Maloney and Kelli Schaffran attended the Lodging Conference 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona and they returned with the latest news from insiders and experts in the hospitality industry. Although the impact of public REITs and large equity companies staying on the sidelines is reflected in the transaction volume being down 50%+ in 2016 over 2015 and portfolio deals down […]

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Maloney on the Move: Lodging Conference Phoenix

Scott Maloney attended the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, with a special guest appearance by Kelli Schaffran! The Lodging conference is a top hotel industry event and tradeshow; and a great place to connect with old friends, clients, partners, and industry experts – all working on and learning about the future of hospitality. Special thank you to Albert Chase McArthur, […]

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Maloney on the Move: Chicago

Chicago – what an amazing city for EO Thrive! Scott Maloney was even lucky enough to participate in a MyEO event where he flew in a helicopter around the city on a picture perfect day. Scott also got to see Heidi Hanna again who really has studied the entrepreneurial brain – confidence, clarity, and connection to fuel the […]

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Office Hotelling

With the advent of mobility made possible by technology (smart phones, tablets and ever smaller laptops), there are greater opportunities for a flexible work environment. With technology, comes freedom from paper that has traditionally tied us to a fixed office – making possible the true paperless office environment. In reality, it has changed the very concept […]

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Prototypes for National Brands

K2M Design partners with many national Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality clients implementing prototype designs for multi-site roll outs across the country. Prototypical design provides a cost effective approach when adapting multiple sites in locations near and far to be consistent with brand standards. Designs are configured to a site for new construction or to transform existing spaces. […]

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Corrections: A look into the Near Term (Future)

Seneca county youth center corridor

Throughout the downturn, there was a significant contraction in the number of correctional projects, which spurred consolation and retraction in the industry. As the economy improved, a litany of much needed projects are brought to the forefront. These changes have led to monumental pressure in the industry that will impact everyone. When Scott Maloney first started in correctional design […]

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K2M Celebrates 15 Years – A Look Back

In celebration of our 15 year anniversary, we created a look book – join us as we take a trip down memory lane into K2M’s history, its people, key milestones, projects that made an impact, and where we envision our future. Without the dedication of all K2Mrs and our valued clients, partners, and consultants, we couldn’t have […]

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Historic Hotel Renewal in the Rustbelt

A former picture of urban decay will now have a new life as a DoubleTree by Hilton in the heart of Youngstown, Ohio. K2M is embarking on this historic property renovation, the first hotel in the city since 1974. The DoubleTree hotel will have 133 guestrooms, a restaurant, Executive Lounge and meeting spaces. Opened in 1907, […]

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Kelli Schaffran Takes the Helm at K2M in Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio – August 2016 – We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kelli Schaffran to Director of Ohio Operations. Kelli has significantly contributed to the advancement of K2M through developing strong industry relationships, delivering outstanding service and exceptional quality. In this new role, Kelli will lead the Architecture, ID, & Engineering Professionals in […]

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Marathon Weekly: St. Paul turns 100, Expansion on the Horizon

K2M Design donated concept drawings to St. Paul AME for their new Fellowship Hall. 20160826 K2M Keys AME Marathon Weekly

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K2M Makes the 2016 Rising Giants List

K2M Design was named on Interior Design Magazine’s list of Rising Giants, which features top Interior Design firms from across the country. The list highlights the largest Interior Design firms, spanning projects in multiple industries. Previously, K2M was named on Interior Design Magazine’s list of Hospitality Giants: 2015 at #72; 2014 at #67; 2013 at #51.

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Taking a Top Down Approach to Company Culture

As a business owner, Scott Maloney has been a student of company culture for well over a decade. He has long been an early adopter of internal culture, and at K2M he has tested and implemented a variety of people-based strategies that best support our #1 asset – our people. Scott has studied great minds […]

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Maloney on the Move: Boston

  Recently, Scott Maloney had the opportunity to visit Boston, MA for the first time since he was a small child.  Scott started the weekend off with a drink at the top Prudential Tower called Top of the Hub – amazing views from the rooftop bar and restaurant. Scott was in Boston to participate in the American Correctional Association’s […]

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Speeding Construction with a Flexible, Eco-Friendly Product

  Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB).  SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is […]

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Maloney on the Move: Florida Skies

There is no better way to move then with your own plane. Decided to take a little trip from Marathon to Melrose last night for an ‘owner’s meeting’ dinner. Storms off the left and right wing, but got to see this really cool rainbow as well. Thanks for the lift Steve Grasley  

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Guestrooms: Living Area as a Focal Point

As Scott Maloney travels the globe, he makes it his mission to visit as many exciting hotels as possible, searching for unique design concepts, clever ideas, and inspirations from vast reaches. Recently, while in Amsterdam with EO, Scott had the opportunity to visit Zoku, and was quite impressed at the progressive thinking the owners employed to design […]

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Top Trends in Workplace Design

Brandmuscle cafeteria

  The ways to engage your workforce within your office continues to expand. Building an environment that attracts the best people takes a space that provides flexibility, and choices for where, when, and how work happens in an office space. The newest trends in workplace design focus on people: bringing people together, giving people flexibility, and […]

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Maloney on the Move: Naples Florida

Taking a rare vacation (mostly) – Scott Maloney and his family relaxed in Naples Florida for the 4th of July holiday, it’s their favorite time of year with the fewest amount of tourists. Naples has an average temperature around 75 degrees, is often named on best beaches lists in the US, and is a top […]

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Knowledge is Power | Understanding the Condition of your Assets

For retailers, brick and mortar locations are a visual representation of the brand in the community. Understanding your store’s physical condition is key to maintaining and growing clientele as well as planning capital expenditures. One way to do this is to have a professional team conduct a review of the location to make sure it meets a variety of […]

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Cleveland Team Building: Cavs Parade

After 52 years the wait is over! We used this historic opportunity as a fun little team building event in Cleveland. Also, the event made it onto Wikipedia – Largest peaceful gatherings in history! Setting a great example for the world over here 🙂

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Florida Keys Team Building: Sunset Cruise

Our K2M Florida Keys team did a Lunch and Learn, learning about Mitsubishi HVAC systems, and then capped the night off with a Team Building Sunset Cruise – Commotion on the Ocean! Oh to live and work in the Florida Keys!

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Maloney on the Move: Amsterdam

Another trip with Entrepreneurs’ Organization, this time Scott is in Amsterdam! Check out some snaps from his trip below, but before you do here are a couple of quick facts about Amsterdam: The homes you can see on the canal are narrow and tall because the taxes at the time were based the width of […]

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Finding Inspiration in the Location

As designers, our inspiration can come from a wide variety of sources: the history of the surroundings, the natural world, travel, music, industry trends, and publications. Many of our projects incorporate a local focus into the design of the space, light fixtures, furniture selections, and even custom carpets influence the local nostalgia of each property. Several […]

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K2Mrs on the Move: James McGhee Backpacking Europe

That’s right – James McGhee is taking the spotlight this week. James, our engineering designer, went on a backpacking trip by himself! He traveled through Europe staying at hostels, flying from city to city, visiting Athens, Barcelona, Paris, London and Dublin. James did some incredible things on his trip – took a train to a […]

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