Category: Project Blogs

LeadingAge National 2019: Designing to Enrich Programming

Joined by thousands of other Senior Living professionals, Brian Lane and Steve Gagliardi represented K2M Design, Inc. at the annual LeadingAge Meeting and Expo in sunny San Diego. The four days were a balance of education, idea exchanges, and strategizing the latest best practices. The Senior Living landscape continues to evolve as more retirees enter […]

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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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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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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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