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  1. Upcoming: ACA’s Congress of Correction Presentation

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    We are delighted to be presenting at the upcoming ACA’s 153rd Congress of Correction in Philadelphia alongside an exceptional team of speakers: Scott Maloney from K2M Design, Tony Shaffer from Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), and Kristen Zilch-Marcos from HOK. Join us as we address mental health, wellness, and illness through transformative building design techniques. Together, we will explore innovative approaches to create spaces that foster well-being. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking session!

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  2. Scott Maloney, Guest on Defining Hospitality Podcast!

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    Our founder Scott Maloney, extends a heartfelt thank you to his friend and fellow hospitality entrepreneur Dan Ryan, for having him on the Defining Hospitality podcast! It was a real joy to spend time together sharing insights and experiences of entrepreneurship and hospitality design. Traveling the world seeking out amazing hospitality experiences is a life passion which is why Scott looks at people and places to truly define hospitality. Join the conversation by listening to the full episode via the link below.

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    Excerpt via Dan Ryan:

    “🔊 I’m thrilled to present an episode with a remarkable leader who seamlessly marries #entrepreneurship and #architecture – A friend & mentor of mine, also a very active leader within Entrepreneurs’​ Organization, the Founder of K2M DesignScott Maloney! 🏢

    Scott firmly believes in following your gut, which he says “will take you a long way.” In our discussion, he shares his insights on the breakthroughs he’s experienced as an entrepreneur, how he’s propelled innovative architecture and the journey of introducing his brand into the hospitality sector.

    🏨Hospitality, in Scott’s view, is about the convergence of people and places. It’s about crafting exceptional experiences that facilitate connections, support dreams, and foster collaboration. It’s about organizations that are designed to spark the union of brilliant minds.

    🏨Taking on a project requires more than mere acceptance; it demands an in-depth understanding of expectations, followed by not just fulfillment, but overachievement. In a business where referrals are key, one experience can potentially make or break million-dollar contracts.

    Don’t miss out on this enlightening conversation with a game-changer in both the entrepreneurial and architectural arenas. Catch the episode via the links in the comments below!

    “You know what you need to do, follow your gut cuz it’s gonna get you a long way.” 🧭

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  3. K2M Design Energy Services

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    The K2M Team integrates energy management consulting with clients’ plans, standards, and goals. We analyze energy usage to conserve energy, reduce costs, and enhance comfort. After assessing client facilities, we identify projects based on energy savings impact, cost-effectiveness and return on investment. Our professionals provide detailed cost estimates, lifecycle cost analysis, and cash flow models. Our services include audits, maintenance, and retrofit studies to minimize energy consumption. We create a baseline energy model using site visits, bills, interviews, and existing documentation, which is then adjusted to reflect actual usage, and model improvements associated with recommended projects. This graphic shows our energy assessment process.



    The K2M Team recently explored options for the transformation of a dayroom, a dining hall, and an outdoor rec yard from a traditional concrete floor / wall / ceiling environment into one that emphasizes restoration, therapy, and group engagement. The options focused on the dignified treatment of inmates to enhance outcomes while preserving safety and security.

  5. Habacoa Design Charrette!

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    We were honored to partake in creating this vision of paradise at Habacoa with an amazing team of global design partners. This one-of-a-kind ultra-luxury resort community is being developed at the southern tip of the island of Abaco in the Bahamas where K2M Design is serving as the lead architect and engineer.

    See below from Habacoa!

    “Habacoa – A Vision of Paradise – Kick-Off Design Charrette!

    In April, Habacoa gathered a team of some of the world’s leading architects and engineers for the first Habacoa Design Charrette!

    The gathering was a melting pot of creative minds, where groundbreaking ideas and innovative concepts permeated the room. A journey of detailed design and planning commenced. The collective expertise of the team was put to use in meticulously analyzing every aspect, aiming to create a masterpiece that would leave a lasting impact on the marina world and beyond. The passion and enthusiasm in the room were palpable as progress was made toward finalizing a master plan for the site, which will serve as the foundation for the rest of the design process.

    The Habacoa Design Charrette not only solidified the commitment to this remarkable project but also reinforced the shared vision of transforming spaces into experiences. With a clear focus on enhancing functionality, sustainability, and aesthetics, the group explored innovative materials, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced construction methodologies. Precise attention to detail in every discussion laid the groundwork for an exceptional outcome.

    Stay tuned at and follow this page for more updates on this remarkable project as it continues to take shape and work to bring Habacoa’s groundbreaking vision to life!”


  6. New Fire Station Design and Needs Assessment | Valparaiso, Indiana

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    The K2M Design and DS Architecture team collaborated to conduct a thorough citywide needs assessment for the fire department and its service area. This assessment focused on identifying optimal locations for future fire stations, considering projected regional growth over the next 10-15 years. Additionally, the team crafted a tailored conceptual design for an ideal fire station that aligns with the department’s specific requirements. The accompanying image visually showcases this design.

  7. Centennial Bank | Florida Keys HQ

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    K2M is the engineer of record for Centennial Bank’s Florida Keys Administrative HQ, a 7000 sq. ft. single-story building in Marathon, Florida that’s taking shape. The building is designed above base flood elevations, able to withstand 180mph wind forces, and equipped with emergency power. It has been a privilege to collaborate with CURRENCE & GRAY ARCHITECTS, PLLC, partner with Pedro Falcon Contractors for construction, and support our long-time client, Centennial Bank. Kudos to an excellent team for their remarkable work on building this project.




  8. ODRC, 2023 Better Project Award

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    We are proud to announce our work with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Construction (ODRC) has been recognized with a 2023 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative! These annual awards highlight select partners for innovative and industry-leading accomplishments in implementing and promoting practices, principles, and procedures of energy management. The Ohio Reformatory for Women SMI / RTU project uses state-of-the-art HVAC technology, energy efficiency metering, waste reduction measures, and water use reduction measures that led to this recognition.

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  9. Habitat for Humanity Townhomes | Marathon, FL

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    K2M has been a long-standing partner of Habitat for Humanity in the Florida Keys, helping to address the workforce housing crisis in this tourism economy. Our latest partnership is for the development of a property in the center of Marathon to provide eight affordable townhomes as well as a storefront along US1 (the Overseas Highway) for Habitat’s Restore, the outlet for recycled furniture, building materials and fixtures that helps finance the non-profit’s activities. K2M designed the site and resilient structures to meet tough local planning and building codes, and soon eleven families will have a new place to live.


    CW3 Engineering, Inc.
    Landwise Design, Inc.
    Keys Contracting Services



    It’s great to see the Monroe County Emergency Operations Center coming to life. K2M Design in association with ADG is providing architecture and interior design services for a new, state-of-the-art facility located adjacent to the Marathon Airport in the heart of the Florida Keys. The structure is designed to withstand a “500-year event” — elevated well above potential flood, built to withstand 220 MPH winds and FEMA P-361 missile impact criteria. The EOC will provide self-sustaining support for up to 150 people for 72 hours during an event including power, food, water and communications and will also house the 9-1-1 dispatch center and Emergency Management staff year-round. The EOC should be fully operational for the 2024 hurricane season.

    Architects Design Group
    AJAX Construction

  11. K2Mr Presented at the COAA Connect Conference

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    K2M team member Matt Butler recently presented at the COAA Connect conference in Charlotte, NC alongside industry professionals Rich Steele (UNCC), Blake Boyd (Barton Malow), and Soraya Saffouri (DLR Group). They explored the advantages of the Design Build Delivery method for specific projects, using the captivating UNCC 49th Acre project as a case study. The presentation was a great success, and we look forward to future collaborations and sharing insights on cutting-edge project delivery methods! Stay tuned for updates on upcoming industry events.

  12. NWCCC Ground Breaking!

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    We are proud to have participated in the #groundbreaking ceremony of the 12,000 square foot, 32 bed female addition to the Northwest Community Corrections Center. This mental health treatment-centric addition will provide a range of programming related to chemical dependency, education, employment, and family relationships. Many thanks to the staff of NWCCC, facility governing board, judiciary, and the incredible support from the Bureau of Community Sanctions for your resolve in seeing this project to fruition!

  13. Energy Services Team Expanding!

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    We’re excited to announce that our energy services team has expanded with three new members, including Joseph Moody as our Specialty Services Leader! As a firm, we work with organizations and institutions to create sustainable paths forward by connecting buildings and infrastructure with the environment and communities.

    Our team’s mission is to maximize your facilities’ potential by optimizing energy efficiency, minimizing operational costs, enhancing environmental sustainability, and improving healthy and comfortable indoor environments. We take pride in our work and are honored to be contracted with NASA to conduct energy audits on their worldwide facilities. This year, we are auditing 127 of NASA’s buildings at four of their major centers, helping them to achieve their sustainability goals.

    Whether your facilities are large and expansive or focused and concentrated, our team at K2M can assist you with optimizing your energy needs. For more information, please contact Joe Moody, our Director of Specialty Services, at 855-866-4K2M.

    We are passionate about creating sustainable solutions and are thrilled to continue growing our team to better serve our clients.


    Comments Off on WEST LAFAYETTE FACILITIES MASTER PLAN | West Lafayette, IN

    K2M Design recently completed a comprehensive facility condition assessment for the City of West Lafayette! Our team conducted a thorough evaluation of 9 major building systems across nearly 20 facilities, providing a condition index rating, resolution, costing, and prioritization for the next 10 years capital improvements, building replacement considerations, and proactive maintenance needs. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts over the past several months. Our final report provides the City with a proactive roadmap to maintain its assets and infrastructure.

    Redevelopment Commission
    City of West Lafayette


    Comments Off on BEACH PLAZA HOTEL | Miami, FL

    We are thrilled to serve as the architect / engineer for one of Miami Beach’s Deco gems. The building grounds, public spaces, and guest rooms are all renovated to elevate the guest experience in this historic property. It was a total team effort to complete the design in a very accelerated schedule. Stay tuned for more updates!

    Blue Suede Hospitality Group



    After nearly a year of planning and design, local leaders, police officers, firefighters and residents gathered together for the groundbreaking of Cedar Lake’s new Public Safety Complex, a milestone marking a new chapter in this fast-growing community’s continued commitment to public safety.



    The thoughtful dedication and vision of the Town Council, along with the town’s administration, police and fire departments to fully bring this dream to reality is inspiring. Town of Cedar Lake, it truly is an honor to be your design partner as we positively impact our emergency responders and the community at large for decades to come.

    GM Development
    The Veridus Group, Inc.
    K2M Design
    Shrewsberry & Associates

  17. Viva Bene | St. Peters, MO

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    K2M’s collaborative design of Viva Bene St. Peters is underway- the flagship new 55+ Active Adult product for Avenue Development’s that focuses on health and wellness. The 4-story, 164 apartment community blends on-site healthcare and wellness-focused programing into a backdrop of beautifully modern amenity spaces to encourage a well-balanced, preventative lifestyle. Encouraging connections where you live, work and play is at the heart of this vibrant new development.

    Jordan & Skala Engineers
    Noble Structural Group

  18. OHIO REFORMATORY FOR WOMEN | Marysville, Ohio

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    With a goal of instilling hope for individuals who reside in the department’s facilities, the ODRC’s new Residential Treatment Unit and Outpatient Treatment Mall at the Ohio Reformatory for Women (ORW) seamlessly supports the institution’s mission. This transformative facility provides mental health services for all in-custody females with acute or chronic mental illness. The project created a therapeutic space that features a RTU and Treatment Mall offering mental health housing, specialized programming and counseling areas, outpatient counseling, and group therapy. This facility is in process to become the first LEED and WELL certified correctional building in the world.
  19. East Boulevard Apartments

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    Construction is under way on Brian Phillips and Brittani Phillips East Boulevard development! East Boulevard is a luxury apartment complex in the Dilworth Community that spans 564,000 sq. ft and features two residential buildings connected by a bridge atop three levels of parking. It offers 295 units ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments with balconies ranging from 500 sq. ft to 2400 sq. ft.


    The development also includes a leasing office, activity center, pool deck, and rooftop amenities such as outdoor terraces, BBQ areas, a demonstration kitchen, game room, yoga/fitness areas, lounges, business offices, coffee shop, day spa, and reception/vending areas. The pool deck amenities include a dog wash and run area and various outdoor courtyard spaces. With views of Uptown Charlotte and East Boulevard, this mixed-use development is a top choice for upscale living in the heart of the city, featuring an unparalleled balance of luxury and convenience.

  20. Sustainable Design

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    With years of experience conceiving sustainable buildings in some of the nation’s most environmentally sensitive and challenging environments, sustainability is an integral component of K2M’s culture and design processes. The resilient buildings we create contribute to the business success of our clients and to the health and wellness of their people. Our LEED and WELL-accredited staff work closely with clients and constructors from project start-up to construction completion to establish your #sustainability project goals and successful implementation. The K2M team recognizes our tremendous opportunity and responsibility for positively contributing to sustainable #design awareness, proficiency, and innovation.

  21. #Station Design

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    The K2M Design and DS ARCHITECTURE team is honored to work with the Valparaiso Fire Department, recently leading a visioning session with key stakeholders to explore goals, aspirations, and station design inspiration imagery to envision the future of public safety in their community.  Our team is conducting a needs assessment to analyze service data, spatial needs, facility conditions, and core metrics to forecast a long-range master plan for their department.

  22. Health and Human Division Survey | Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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    K2M and our partners at CBRE recently completed a study for the Health and Human Services division in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Together with the key stakeholders, we analyzed workspace conditions, occupancy, strategized alternative work methods, and completed an options analysis for their real estate. In total, we surveyed 615,000 square feet in owned and rented properties and 18 departments.

  23. Welcome to Innovation Landing

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    Welcome to Innovation Landing, the newest addition to the vibrant community right on the edge of the Cleveland State University campus. Our multi-family complex seamlessly blends modern amenities with a historic shell, capturing the essence of these structures. Finishes are inspired by the historic warehouse architecture with an added touch of quirkiness in the main lobby.

    There are a variety of lounge spaces on the first floor. Innovation Landing is the perfect place for community socialization, including cheering on your favorite Cleveland teams on the big screen or finding quiet time in the dedicated study lounge. Each unit features a clean and neutral palette, waiting for your personal touch to make it your own.

    We pride ourselves on creating a living environment that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, with attention to safety and sustainability. Our team of architects, engineers, and designers have collaborated to provide you with a space that you will be proud to call home. Come experience the spirit of Cleveland at Innovation Landing.

  24. Merrillville Fire Department

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    Working with the Merrillville Fire Department, the K2M + DS ARCHITECTURE team helped envision new and improved facilities for their first responders.  Station 74 is a replacement of a 50 year old facility which we analyzed a renovation / expansion option as well as new construction options. Station 73 is a new facility located along the line of population growth in the community.  It also has designated space for the public works department and the police department.

  25. Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites | Toledo, Ohio

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    As part of the revitalization of downtown Toledo, Ohio, the overall design of Hilton’s dual-brand hotel—Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites—pays homage to the city’s history as the “Glass Capital of the World.” Situated one block from the Maumee River, adjacent to the convention center and plaza, the existing property needed a top-to-bottom interior renovation to modernize and rebrand the previous owner’s outdated property. Natural textures and timeless elements important to the hotel brand are incorporated into the design.

    Thank you to our management and development partners First Hospitality Group and Continental Real Estate for their dedication to this project!