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verb to raise or lift to a more important or impressive level. At Elevar, we are elevating the game. Our growth is derived from diversity of thought, pragmatism and a keen business sense. We pride ourselves on seeing what others cannot. Our creativity is generated through an applied curiosity and a celebration of people. Our success is measured in our client’s terms: increased performance, improved outcomes and spaces that enliven the spirit. We chose the name ‘elevar’, the Spanish word for elevate, because we believe it encompasses our core values of: ABILITY | EXPERIENCE | TEAMWORK COMMITMENT | INTEGRITY | CREATIVITY These six values were born out of a 50-year history of high-quality performance and service to our community. Elevar responds promptly and efficiently to client needs with quality services and innovative, practical design solutions. We appreciate the folks with whom we work want a greater value for the investments they make – this spirit transcends market and client type. In response we continuously strive to deliver the best solutions: timeless design that is responsive to change with optimal performance for cost. Elevar has grown from humble beginnings into a staff of more than 80 employees. This growth occurred organically as Elevar continued to design in new markets and build relationships with new clients. We attribute our continued success to our personal commitment and professional abilities.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Tom Fernandez, SARA CEO The CEO of Elevar Design Group, Tom Fernandez is responsible for the overall vision and innovation of the firm. He facilitates design direction and ensures that his staff is equipped to provide the best solutions to clients. Since assuming executive leadership of the firm in the mid-1980’s, Tom was instrumental in growing the staff into the multi-disciplined team of specialized professionals it is today.

Kim Patton, AIA President Kim Patton serves as President of Elevar Design Group, guiding the design staff in daily operations and profitability. Kim’s energy and innovation has been the key to his successful career which has spanned nearly 30 years in many different markets. An Architect by trade, his vast experience has influenced his ability to grow Elevar’s staff and to provide clients with cost-effective and creative solutions.

Greg Otis, AIA Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning Greg Otis champions strategic initiatives for Elevar Design Group. Greg’s experience and passion for the built environment influences both his internal organizational leadership and external strategic plans. A natural planner and facilitator, Greg has the proven ability to yield positive change for employees and clients alike. Greg’s acumen is based on clear communication and innovative planning.

Tony Lozier, PE, LEED AP Vice President, Engineering Tony Lozier has more than 45 years of experience in MEP Engineering. As leader of Elevar’s MEP team, he directs all engineering services and ensures the highest quality for clients. His widespread experience has served as an asset to many of Elevar’s projects, as Tony has the ability to lead the engineering team toward the best solutions for client projects.

ELEVATING THE GAME We elevate the game by contributing to our clients’ needs through smart design solutions. We intend to change what architects are for our clients and communities by measuring success in their terms: - Intentional experiences: people feel the spaces we create. Your customers will feel what it means to do business with you, how it is to live or work in your buildings, learn in your schools, etc. - Improved outcomes: measured by whatever terms your customers seek in you. - Increased performance: from reduced footprint, to high throughput, we want to see your bottom line improve. Our clients want a greater value for the investments they make in their facilities. Elevar delivers just that. We create beautiful spaces that take user experience to a higher level.

FIRM CULTURE We are specialized leaders in our respective fields. We have years of experience. Our relationships with our clients are unprecedented. But our relationships with one another are what set us apart from the others. We know that we are only as good as our people. Our staff is a collection of accomplished architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and support that truly enjoy working with one another. Many on our staff have been here for decades or more. Elevar is a group who thrives not just on what we do, but who we work with to get it done. Starting from humble beginnings and growing into the firm it is today, many of the original members of the firm still come in everyday with enthusiasm, curiosity, and creativity. The longevity of our team members is rare in an ever-changing market.


LEARN Our design team recognizes that learning occurs both in and outside of the classroom. Each designed space within a school has the potential to engage students in a thoughtful dialogue with their environment. We provide school designs which represent the unique qualities of a community or campus, specifically suited to the needs of its students, staff and alumni. We work as an advocate for the owner to provide facilities to enrich the learners of tomorrow.

SELECT CLIENTS: K-12 West Clermont Local School District North College Hill City Schools Three Rivers Local School District Mechanicsburg EVSD New Richmond EVSD Cincinnati Public School District Columbus City School District Dayton Public School District Streetsboro City Schools Keystone Local School District Mariemont City School District Barberton City Schools St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City Schools Notre Dame Academy Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Batavia Local School District Goshen Local School District Williamsburg Local School District Roger Bacon High School Notre Dame Academy St. Ursula Academy Higher Education Miami University The Ohio State University Ohio University University of Cincinnati Wright State University University of Dayton Columbus State Community College University of Dayton Stark State College of Technology Southern State Community College Sinclair Community College National College of Business and Technology Xavier University

HEAL Designing healing environments that are both comfortable and highly functional is a challenging pursuit. That is why our design team is trained to appreciate both the experiential qualities of a caring atmosphere and the practical issues of servicing patients with a variety of needs. We work closely with medical professionals to address the programmatic and tactile needs of staff, patients and families. Through insightful programming and thoughtful practice, our healthcare team designs compassionate spaces for progress and healing.

SELECT CLIENTS: Premier Health TriHealth St. Elizabeth Healthcare UC Health Ohio Department of Mental Health Ohio Veterans Home The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Columbus Regional Healthcare Winmed Health Services Shriners International Cincinnati Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Mercy Health

LIVE We appreciate when clients entrust us with the realization of their dreams and, therefore, we strive to design homes and living spaces that nurture and support their inhabitants. Homes come in all shapes and sizes. Our design team realizes that a successful residential project is one that reflects the vision and spirit of its end user. We work closely with our clients to understand their lifestyles, movements and interests, habits and needs.

SELECT CLIENTS: Towne Properties Flaherty and Collins Casto Al Neyer Urban Sites Ashley Commercial Group NewBrook Partners The Fortus Group Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Episcopal Retirement Services Sisters of Charity North American Properties Life Enriching Communities

WORK Companies need spaces that are flexible to market need, adaptable to rapidly changing technologies and responsive to executive operating strategies. Our design team uses a versatile response to business evolution. This acumen is demonstrated by our comprehensive list of satisfied corporate clients and successfully completed projects. Through calculated planning, we are able to optimize space and increase efficiency during both construction and operation. Corporate clients realize a competitive advantage when they work with our team.

SELECT CLIENTS: United States General Services Administration United States Environmental Protection Agency Kenton County Trustaff Pilot Chemical Projects Unlimited The Model Group Corporex Viscap Ohio National Life NAI Bergman Core Resources Cushman and Wakefield United States Postal Service LCNB Cincinnati Financial Corporation

STAY Whether traveling for work or leisure, a stay in a hotel should be more than just comfortable and enjoyable. Our team works to develop brandappropriate design solutions that welcome visitors and maintain a high level of comfort throughout the duration of a stay. We strive to recreate a home-like atmosphere through thoughtful design practices, understanding how textures and colors evoke that feeling of the comforts of home.

SELECT CLIENTS: Holiday Inn Hyatt Marriott Hampton Inn Hilton Garden Inn Springhill Suites

SHOP A well-designed space encourages consumers to make purchases. Retail spaces should reflect the character of the intended buyer. Our design team works with clients to identify their design vision and develops an atmosphere that celebrates both the brand and the consumer. Through choice of colors, textures, focal elements and lighting, we aid our clients in the realization of their personalized market image which drives consumer behavior.

SELECT CLIENTS: Kroger Newport Pavilion Rookwood Commons Tire Discounters Joseph Auto Columbia Chevrolet Matress Firm REI The Annex Lounge Village Green Voice of America Kenwood Towne Place Infiniti of Cinicnnati Illuminations Anderson Towne Place

RESEARCH The realms of science and technology are forever expanding and evolving. Facilities devoted to these pursuits must balance the highly technical requirements of operation with the flexibility of practical adaptation. In the planning of such complex spaces, our team of architects and engineers works together to achieve optimum efficiency and facility integration. Having completed the design and renovation of more that 500 labs, we understand the complex engineering requirements of these spaces. Whether a client wishes to attract researchers, encourage innovation, perform sophisticated procedures or develop new products, we have the unique knowledge base to design the most advanced scientific facilities.

SELECT CLIENTS: US Environmental Protection Agency US General Services Administration The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) Miami University

GATHER There is power in the collective, and every group needs a spot in which to gather. Gathering spaces are essential to establishing relationships and cultivating interests. Whether it’s a church, a community building, theater, or stadium, our team designs spaces for groups to congregate, collaborate, and celebrate.

SELECT CLIENTS: FC Cincinnati Cincinnati Reds St. Ursula Academy Roger Bacon High School Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium Garfield Park Conservatory Krohn Conservatory Love and Faith Youth Center City of Cincinnati City of Wyoming Saint Veronica St. Columban St. John the Baptist St. Antoninus The Ohio State University Cincinnati Park Board Commission Cincinnati Art Museum

MANUFACTURE Buildings which meet the production needs of various industries are specialized spaces that must be smartly and efficiently designed and engineered. Our team uses 2D and 3 D design and mapping technology to layout systems in industrial and manufacturing environments which result in efficient operational improvements for our clients. We have experience in a variety of facilities from highly clean areas to hazardous areas and systems for a multitude of client types.

SELECT CLIENTS: Catalent Milacron Logan Aluminum Rhinegeist Brewery Alltech/Ridley Block Operations Crable Sportswear Iwata Bolt


ARCHITECTURE Our multi-disciplined staff of architects and designers encompasses the full spectrum of client needs. From project inception to completion, we give our clients a single source of responsibility for their facility design needs. We have combined a staff of well-respected, technically experienced members of the firm with a new generation of talented and innovative designers to help bring facility design to the next level.

SELECT CLIENTS: West Clermont Local Schools St. Ursula Academy Notre Dame Academy Trustaff US Environmental Protection Agency US General Services Administration Warren County Kenton County Premier Health TriHealth Miami University The Ohio State University University of Cincinnati Kroger State of Ohio Towne Properties CASTO NewBrook Partners

ENGINEERING With a foothold in multiple industries, Elevar offers engineering and design services for manufacturing, educational, residential, government, corporate, hospitality, retail, and commercial clients. Our experienced engineering staff executes and manages projects from the feasibility phase to start-up, working in highly clean to extremely hazardous areas and systems. Elevar offers a wide variety of engineering services to include design, fire suppression, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, lighting, technology, process piping, packaging, building automation, instrumentation, and controls. Additional services include project management, procurement, and estimating.

SELECT CLIENTS: US Environmental Protection Agency US General Services Administration Miami University Iwata Bolt Crable Sportswear Ohio Department of Mental Health Cincinnati Public Schools West Clermont Local School District Premier Health Mercy Health Kroger

PLANNING Our master plans provide a comprehensive look at the current state of your facilities and present solutions that will not only accommodate the current needs but also guarantee flexibility for the unforeseen potential that the future holds. Our process is intensely collaborative, involving experts from a variety of disciplines—from planners, designers, engineers and community representatives. The innovative ideas that result from this process create a driving energy that is crucial for success and outlines a comprehensive framework for our clients’ sustainable development and growth.

SELECT CLIENTS: Blue Ash Airport Premier Health Mariemont City School District North College Hill City School District Three Rivers Local School District West Clermont Local School District St. Bernard-Elmwood Place School District Ohio Department of Mental Health Kenton County The Landings at Blue Ash US General Services Administration US Environmental Protection Agency

INTERIOR DESIGN Design solutions must be functional and also enhance the quality of life for those who occupy the space. In coordination with the building shell, design of the interior space must acknowledge the social context of the project and adhere to building codes and regulatory requirements. Our team immerses into the physical, social, and functional needs of our clients to deliver aesthetically pleasing, yet practical design solutions for endusers. Elevar provides space planning, selection of interior finishes, environmental graphic design, furniture procurement, and FF&E management.

SELECT CLIENTS: West Clermont Local Schools Miami University Trustaff Kenton County Landings Park Premier Health Joseph Auto Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy @580 RiverHaus St. Ursula Academy City of Wyoming UC Health TriHealth Episcopal Retirement Services Corporex Cincinnati Financial Corporation LCNB Pilot Chemical

BUILDING ENVELOPE Our unique blend of project experience and expert personnel allows us to offer a wide range of services and solutions for roofing and building envelope issues. Our project management skills and roof typology experience stands out in the industry. Our Building Envelope Specialist, Dan Montgomery, has more than 30 years of experience in roofing architecture and building envelope design and is one of only approximately 800 RRC’s in the country. He is also a Registered Roof Observer, Registered Waterproofing Consultant, Registered Exterior Wall Consultant, and Registered Building Envelope Consultant, one of only 41 in the US.

SELECT CLIENTS: City of West Chester City of Cincinnati Ohio Department of Mental Health US Environmental Protection Agency University of Cincinnati Columbus State Community College Miami University The Ohio State University Cincinnati Art Museum Warren County

SUSTAINABILITY We believe it is our obligation to incorporate sustainability and context into our designs. Elevar understands the importance of responsible environmental designs. In each project, we address such issues as building siting, natural lighting, sun angles, soils, best management practices, native plantings, energy efficiency, resource and material conservation, and indoor environmental quality. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, our LEED accredited professionals have developed an interactive design process to maximize environmental, economic and health benefits within our projects.

SELECT CLIENTS: Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati North College Hill City School District Melink US Environmental Protection Agency Three Rivers Local School District Streetsboro Local School District Keystone Parke NewPage Cincinnati Public Schools Towne Properties

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Our team has worked with numerous school districts to guide them through highly productive public engagement processes. Elevar manages community engagement and provides pre-bond issue assistance to help Districts garner public support and funding for projects. Community Engagement forms the foundation of the building process by ensuring that Districts support student learning and address community needs in the best possible way. We inform, consult, collaborate, and empower our clients to create a mutual sense of ownership in the District’s project. By working together, we arrive at a unique solution for our clients’ needs.

SELECT CLIENTS: Mariemont City School District Three Rivers Local School District North College Hill City School District St. Bernard-Elmwood Place City Schools West Clermont Local School District Batavia Local School District

ALTERNATIVE FUNDING Elevar has worked with various clients to introduce options of non-traditional funding. Our team is able to introduce clients to grant and funding opportunities that may otherwise go unnoticed. We believe that even the most aspirational goals can be achieved with the right combination of experience, knowledge, partnerships, and dedication. Alternative Funding Solutions may include alternative financing lease back programs, partnerships with developers or non-profits, new revenue opportunities, local funding opportunities, shared resource options, or commercializing existing sites.

SELECT CLIENTS: Three Rivers Local School District West Clermont Local School District Mercy Health Flaherty & Collins


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Elevar Design Group - Markets and Services  

We elevate the game by contributing to our clients’ needs through smart design solutions. We intend to change what architects are for our cl...

Elevar Design Group - Markets and Services  

We elevate the game by contributing to our clients’ needs through smart design solutions. We intend to change what architects are for our cl...