Category: Project Blogs

K2M Design to share Senior Life experience, exhibiting virtually at LeadingAge National

The Annual Meeting Virtual Experience:Nov. 10-12 & 17-19, 2020 Indianapolis, IN – October, 2020 – K2M Design, an architecture, engineering, interior design company specializing in Senior Life solutions, will bring their innovative thought on Senior Living and Active Adult facilities to the first-ever LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. As an exhibitor, K2M Design will join […]

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Building Excellence: Indianapolis Introduces New Community Justice Campus

K2M Design is proud to a part of the Design Build team for the Community Justice Campus in Marion County, Indiana. This substantial new Justice facility is designed to improve operational efficiency for the city/county and will be focused on integrated rehabilitation programs. The new facility embarks on a new era of holistic criminal justice […]

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Designing for a Return to Operations: Cuyahoga County Justice Center

Cuyahoga County Justice Center

Returning to operations required careful consideration for the Cuyahoga County Justice Center. K2M Design was retained by Cuyahoga County as Criteria Architect / Engineer to develop COVID-19 pandemic and return to operations modifications at all their Justice facilities. Modifications were designed for the Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Justice Center, former Police Headquarters, and Courthouse […]

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Planning In Action – Social Distancing Design

As states slowly begin to open, architects, designers and engineers are creating solutions that adapt our “new normal.” Social distancing practices are being implemented across every market sector. One sector we have been highly engaged with in the last few weeks is the courts system. We are working with a large metropolitan courts system across […]

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Designing From A Distance

K2M Design’s team members passion for projects has grown stronger during the past eight weeks of quarantine. After complying with various state government orders across the country where our offices are located, we relied heavily on our cloud-based technology to seamlessly transition to our home environments. As it was intended, our technology proved to be […]

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Healthy Environments

Healthy Environments are not just devoid of toxins, it is the creation of a complete state of well-being, acknowledging all physical, mental and social forces. It is the quality of a space. This includes everything from air flow and lighting, to color and finishes, to scale and safety. Healthy environments are engaging, offering a harmonious […]

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K2M Featured in EFA Design Showcase: Live Well Fitness and Rehab Center

K2M Design included in EFA’s Design Showcase for our Live Well Fitness and Rehab Center located on the Westminster Village West Lafayette campus. Read about this exciting senior living project focused on resident wellness. The Live Well Fitness and Rehab Center at Westminster Village has exceeded everyone’s expectations. This fully accessible fitness center is the […]

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Travel Our Virtual Highway

A special note during the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. As a business partner with you in Senior Living, we at K2M Design are thinking about you, your Residents, and your staff. We recognize you truly are on the front line and appreciate your devotion to our Seniors. To come alongside you and add to your […]

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The Statler Shines Bright in the Downtown Cleveland Landscape

The historic 15 story Statler Arms building went through a complete $14M renovation and conversion into a luxury apartment complex. Located near Cleveland’s Playhouse Square theater district, The Stater was restored to the grandeur of its historical past, as one of the most elegant hotels in the city. The rich and refined color palette turned […]

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Friends Fellowship – Celebrating 50 Years of Independent Living

Golden Anniversary Brings Welcome Change Pictures are truly worth a thousand words, and these before and after photos are a great reminder of their power. Friends Fellowship Community is no stranger to change and growth. For more than 50 years they have been expanding their continuum of care, adding buildings and services. This has happened […]

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Crowne Plaza Columbus Designed for the Modern Business Traveler

Influenced by Ohio’s agricultural industry, the renovation at Crowne Plaza Downtown Columbus captures the architectural elements of farming through contemporary modernism. The hotel’s complete transformation focused on the business traveler and created adaptive, functional spaces inviting guests and visitors into its energizing yet warm palette. The Crowne Plaza Columbus hotel sits in the heart of […]

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K2M Design® Leads Hooverwood Jewish Home In Community Expansion

New Assisted Living Wing Expands Services Indianapolis, Indiana – February 2020 – K2M Design, Inc. was proud to provide architectural design services to Hooverwood Jewish Home in Indianapolis, Indiana for its newly opened Residences at Kraft Commons.  This new luxurious assisted living wing, an addition to their recently renovated long term care and skilled care […]

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No Jacket Required

 Senior Living dining that fits all appetites. Food has always been at the heart of the home, and that doesn’t change as you age. Some of the biggest trends in Senior Living revolve around dining. Focused on creating experiences, communities are imploding the large, stuffy dining rooms and creating a variety of dining destinations. The […]

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Fast Company: Ohio Reformatory for Women Dormitory

The new dormitory facility at the Ohio Reformatory for Women was designed to take a more humane approach to incarceration, reducing recidivism while providing hope for the future. The facility offers numerous programs supporting these rehabilitation efforts including; training service dogs, horticulture certification, and greyhound rehabilitation. Each program is designed to give the female inmates […]

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Allen County’s New Juvenile Justice Facility Brings New Face to Juvenile Justice

K2M Design® and Allen County partner for success Fall 2019 – K2M Design was privileged to provide architecture, design and engineering for the recently opened Allen County Juvenile Justice Facility. The relationship with Allen County began years ago when K2M Design was retained to provide a complete facility assessment and planning study to help reshape […]

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K2M Design Transforms Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility

New Housing Buildings Support Treatment and a Normative Environment K2M Design, Inc. continued our successful relationship with the Department of Youth Services (ODYS) with the design of the new housing buildings at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility.  K2M has partnered with ODYS since 2008 completing five projects at the facility. This $32M project is the […]

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Making Fitness a Priority Pays Off

Seniors are more fitness minded than ever before. As Westminster Village West Lafayette planned for their future, they made fitness and wellness a primary objective. In this section of our series we will look at how one Indiana Life Plan community identified a priority in the lives of their future residents and it paid off […]

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College of the Florida Keys: Upper Keys Center

The College of the Florida Keys has initiated their new campus expansion, at “the entrance” to the Keys in Key Largo, Florida. The new 42,000 GSF ground-up facility will include various college programs including Allied Health and Nursing, Apprenticeships, and Business Administration, utilizing the latest state of the art simulation teaching labs and equipment. K2M […]

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DoubleTree Jamestown: A Diamond in the Pearl City

Persistence Allows the New DoubleTree Jamestown to Shine Spring 2019 – The new, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton, Jamestown shines with the brilliance of a diamond for travelers visiting the Pearl City. Located just steps away from the historic district, the $21.6M renovation pulled inspiration from times gone by when Jamestown, NY was one of the […]

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K2M Awarded NASA IDIQ for Third Consecutive Term

K2M Design was recently awarded another IDIQ contract with NASA. The team has been privileged to partner with NASA at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station, in Sandusky, Ohio. The contract provides NASA design services to rehabilitate, repair, construct, modify, or demolish research and institutional facilities within both Centers. Over the […]

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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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