Category: Project Blogs

Staying Ahead of Tomorrow’s Seniors

Your Life Plan community may have 97 percent occupancy and a strong balance sheet, but if you aren’t preparing for the expectations of up-and-coming seniors, your future is anything but assured. One Indiana Life Plan Community decided that the best way to stay viable was to stay a step ahead of tomorrow’s residents. They took […]

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DoubleTree Jamestown: From Vacant to Vibrant

Previously a Ramada Inn, this shut and gut project was reimagined as a new DoubleTree Hotel in Jamestown, NY. Just steps from the historic district, the inspiration for the property was influenced by it’s local history as one of the few stops on the railway connection between New York City and Chicago. Thanks to the […]

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Cleveland Marriott Downtown wins Hospitality Interior Design of the Year

K2M is proud to be awarded the “Interior Design of the Year – Hospitality” award for the Cleveland Marriott Downtown renovation from NAIOP – Northern Ohio Chapter! This is our second award for the Cleveland Marriott Project, having previously won IIDA’s Best in Hospitality. Congratulations also goes to owners The Millennia Companies and our construction […]

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Healthcare Changes are Transforming Senior Living

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. K2M Design, formerly InterDesign, partnered with Westminster Village North to take a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Two historic moments have had […]

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Using Millwork to Revitalize Tired Lobby

The new Greatroom for the Marriott Hotel at Key Tower transformed the dated lobby and created a greater sense of arrival and a better flow for guests. Architectural features were designed to enrich the space using custom millwork to created walnut wood canopies above the bar area and around seating nooks. The warm wood color […]

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ACA Winter Conference 2019

Scott Moore, AIA, K2M Design’s Correctional Practice Group Leader, recently attended the 2019 American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference in New Orleans, LA. Upon his return, he was excited to share the latest news and insight from the corrections industry. The conference incorporated various correctional business segments such as, public and private owners, national and […]

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K2M wins Best in Hospitality iDesign Award

K2M is proud to be recognized by the IIDA Ohio Kentucky Chapter for “Best in Hospitality” for the interior renovation of Key Center in downtown Cleveland.

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Creating Gathering Spaces for Today’s Seniors

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. K2M Design, formerly InterDesign, partnered with Westminster Village North to take a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. In towns and cities, people […]

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K2M Design Transforms Iconic Downtown Cleveland Hotel

The New Key Marriott Evokes the Pride and Tradition of the City with Creative Design Fall 2018 – As a central building in the downtown landscape, the Key Center in downtown Cleveland was in dire need of a renovation to successfully compete with the expanding hospitality and event space in the City. K2M Design’s team […]

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Creating a Real Sense of Community

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. K2M Design, formerly InterDesign, partnered with Westminster Village North to take a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Communities may be organic by […]

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City of Key West Truman Waterfront Park Phase 1B

K2M Design and the City of Key West have had a long-standing partnership working together on a collection of projects, most recently Truman Waterfront Phase 1B. Previously completed, Phase 1A of the Truman Waterfront redevelopment included an amphitheater, park, and water park. Phase 1B includes renovation of a service building and the police equestrian facilities […]

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Rebuilding a Dream Home in the Keys post Hurricane Irma

From the desk of Joe Moody: On the first day K2Mrs were allowed to enter the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma, I received a call from Drs. Douglas and Gerry Mader. They were referred to K2M by a mutual friend Tim Root, CEO of McKendry Builders and needed a professional to inspect and evaluate their […]

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Post-Hurricane Renovation: Advanced Auto Parts

For over four months the Advance Auto Parts in Marathon, Florida lay boarded up after Hurricane Irma. The damage was quite substantial and included partial roof and full interior loss as well as MEP system and structural damage. Following a settlement with the insurance company, Advanced Auto Parts contracted with K2M Design to bring their […]

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Protecting Privacy and Dignity

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. People are getting older The […]

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Supporting Your Construction Project with Inspection Services

Construction is booming in the Florida Keys with many trying to get their homes and businesses back in operation. In some instances, the local municipalities lack enough inspectors to meet the demands of the hundreds of projects happening in the lower, middle, and upper Keys. Many times the municipality have a process where a registered […]

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Expectations from Today’s Seniors… and Tomorrow’s

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Not all that long ago, […]

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Westminster Village North: Thinking About Tomorrow

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. “Westminster Village North’s board was […]

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The Ongoing Transformation of a Life Plan Community

Westminster Village North, Inc., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a thriving senior living community that took a hard look at how they could remain viable in a changing marketplace. Partnered with InterDesign, now a K2Mpowered company, Westminster Village North took a bold step towards their future; and this is their story. Not-for-profit Life Plan communities (the […]

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Efficient Façade Redevelopment Study

K2M Design® recently assisted a regional developer partner with a budget conscious concept design. The concept was for a phased refresh of a legacy property in their portfolio to support construction estimating efforts. The initial concept was delivered within two weeks of field documentation, and refinements executed within a week of owner comments for an […]

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K2M at Marriott Key Center

K2M Design is honored to be working at an iconic landmark in the Cleveland skyline, Key Tower is the 24th tallest building in the United States. Currently engaged in Design Development with the Marriott at Key Center, K2M is planning the renovation of the hotel’s public spaces, including the lobby/greatroom, public restrooms, lobby lounge, fine […]

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ACA Winter Conference Recap 2017

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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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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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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