Senior Interior Designer from the office, Jean-Marie, recently attended a seminar offered by Office Depot about “Workanomics”. She came back with a lot of interesting and helpful information regarding the ergonomic conditions in the workplace for both employees and employers to consider regarding changes in workplace environments and how they are effecting human engineering.
Melissa shares her background with the USGBC LEED Rating System and recent motivation to become more involved by the Green Umbrella 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit.
Chad’s experience at the concluding lecture for the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s Modernism Symposium, Paul Goldberger discussed preserving Early Modern architecture.
Krista tells of the inspiring presentation about the Cincinnati Zoo and their green initiative projects at the Ohio Hospital Association Conference on Energy and Sustainability. Read about her take on why and how the Zoo has become a leader in the sustainability scene in Cincinnati.
Nikki shares about what Earth Day means to her and how she seeks opportunities to do her part in showing Mother Earth she cares.
Heather shares about her introduction to the Living Building Challenge and how it has inspired and motivated her to participate in the program.
Mark Stedtefeld, one of our princpals and project architects, explains what to expect this Wednesday at the CONSTRUCTION Cincinnati 2013 trade show and workshops.
In April 2010, emersion DESIGN developed an innovative, two-year energy-efficiency program known as Energy Design Solutions to provide education and outreach to architects, engineers, developers, facilities managers and owners of commercial buildings. The goal of the program was to reduce energy consumption throughout Ohio.
Beginning in September 2009 emersion DESIGN launched a new community outreach initiative in order to give back to the community, as well as promote others to do so as well. As such, we requested that product representatives who wanted to host “Lunch and Learn” sessions at our office not provide us with a lunch. Instead, we ask that the product representatives donate the total expenditure that would have been used to provide lunch for the “Lunch and Learn” to local meal centers or food banks. As product representatives host “Lunch and Learn” sessions at our office as frequent as one to three times a week.
Heather relays her experience at the 2012 Green Car Tour at Greenbuild last November highlighting her impressions of the Fisker Karma, a luxury sports sedan.
Inspirational blog entry by one of our interior designers, Amy Green. Read about her experience during the renovation at the Cincinnati Art Museum as she witnesses the culmination of her many months of hard work to create this exciting space!
During this installment of our monthly in-house DESIGN! lunch, we decided to explore the balance between building massing and daylight access. Triggered by a new project with a goal to achieve 90% daylighting throughout the project, we took the opportunity to share with everyone in the office some of the basics of incorporating daylighting into a design from the beginning.
emersion DESIGN Headquarters and The Highland Medical Office Building were highlighted in the 2013 edition of Being Green in Cincinnati Magazine!
Read a first hand account of Heather Ernst’s experience at the 2012 Greenbuid Conference and Expo held in San Fransico, California.
The USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, and they have chosen the American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter’s Headquarters building to throw their party. The event will highlight USGBC Cincinnati’s 2012 accomplishments and set the tone for another active and influential 10 years. The American Red Cross building achieved LEED Gold, is Net Zero Energy capable with an Energy Use Intensity of 27.4, and has zero rain water discharge during a 2 year storm event.
This year we, the emersion DESIGN staff, have been especially grateful as we celebrated our fifth year in business. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all of our clients, partners, friends, and family for the immense support and well wishes throughout these most defining years. As we enter our sixth year of business, we are mindful and thankful for each and everyone of you; our success is a direct result of your confidence, trust, and goodwill.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) held their sixteenth annual Cincinnati Design Awards on Friday November 10, 2012. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony in The Hall of Mirrors at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in downtown Cincinnati.
On behalf of emersion, Chad Edwards attended Ohio Environmental Council’s Green Gala in Columbus on Friday, November 9. emersion DESIGN received the 2012 Ohio Environmental Council’s (OEC) Environmental Achievement Honorable Mention for our LEED Platinum office. OEC is a non-partisan organization, and the Green Gala is their annual meeting/ award ceremony. Cincinnati had a really great showing. Governor Bob Taft won the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the City of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Zoo won the Green Jobs & Innovation Award.
Every month the entire emersion DESIGN office is invited to participate in a design lunch to give their right brains an extensive workout. The leader, who is rotated among volunteer members, chooses a prompt/theme and is responsible for prep, explanation, and mediating execution of the session. This month’s design lunch was led by Lee and was about making/transforming space.
emersion DESIGN was proud to be nominated for one of the Best Places to Work in Cincinnati for 2012! Read Steve Kimball’s take on why employees are so glad to be a part of the company in this article posted in the Business Courier’s online edition highlighting the finalists.
We are making room for art. At the Cincinnati Art Museum, in Kennedy Heights, at Music Hall, in Washington Park, at the Emery, at the Clifton Cultural Center and in sites all over the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region, we are building on what makes this area such a vital community. We are doing so by expanding our heritage both physically and through programming. We are showing how art brings us together and makes for a better future.
A local construction firm is beginning design work on a nearly $6 million project at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The contract — to renovate and rebuild an optics lab — will allow Messer Construction Co. to continue to work on a base project when two current projects close in the next few months. The construction firm — the sixth largest in the Dayton region in terms of 2011 local billings — teamed up with emersion DESIGN, an architecture firm in Cincinnati, and Advanced Engineering Consultants, an engineering firm from Columbus, to complete the design portion of the contract.
A short overview with graphical representation of LEED buildings, accredited professionals, and geographic areas from databases maintained by USGBC and GBCI. See how Cincinnati compares!
Brewster Rhoads isn’t sure why people don’t associate green progressivism with Cincinnati. They should, he says, pointing to program after program and person after person who are working together to advance and advocate for energy efficiency programs, green building technologies and cutting edge innovations throughout the region. In fact, he ticks off so many efforts — in so many pockets of the city and the region — it is impossible to keep up.
Our very own Jean-Marie was honored as finalist for the 2012 100 Minds-Thought Leadership with in the Greater Cincinnati Region. There are many great people in Cincinnati and we are fortunate for their time and energy to make a difference in our community. Those who were nominated were deemed worthy of recognition for community building, innovative ideas overall, or thought leadership within their industry. Jean-Marie shares her insight into the awards and her contributions to the community.
As current Project Manager for three projects at Glenn Research Center-Cleveland, Ohio, Bob shares his experience and relationship with NASA projects.
This Labor Day weekend, the Society of American Military Engineers Kentuckiana Post is sponsoring another way for all of us to honor Wounded Warriors. The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) will be playing two games in Louisville, Kentucky, September first and second.
Jim Cheng, Principal and Lead Design Architect here at emersion DESIGN, relays his recent adventure to the Rolex Learning Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Three non-profit organizations and the city of Cincinnati will spend $3 million to renovate the building, at 6620 Montgomery Road, that has remained vacant for almost a decade.
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region American Red Cross (ARC) needed to leave their outdated space on 720 Broadway downtown. They were interested in a highly flexible building that would remain emergency-response ready during the worst weather Cincinnati can muster. Their new headquarters needed to be a statement building, as sustainable as their budget allowed with LEED Silver as a minimum target, close to 50,000 square feet, squeezed between a park and a freeway. They needed all of these attributes while making sure to have the best value for their non-profit mission and being good stewards of their financial resources. The American Red Cross board had a great attitude regarding high performance issues, if the suggestion came with a 10 year pay back or less, then it was worthy of consideration. With this threshold, the design team developed project specific design solutions, instead of focusing on rule-of-thumb scenarios.
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