Jill Van Auken Akins AIA established Van Auken Akins Architects LLC (VAA) in 1992 with a vision to design inspiring environments while providing exceptional communication and service to clients in both the public and private sectors. VAA is EDGE certified by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services Equal Opportunity Division, DBE/ACDBE certified by the Ohio Unified Certification Program, FBE and SBE certified in the City of Cleveland, and SBE and WBE certified in Cuyahoga County. What began as a single employee firm committed to providing outstanding service to clients, now operates with a staff of 25 team members, with design projects exceeding $5 billion in construction value.
To date, we have more than 50 LEED projects, in varying stages of completion, and over 4 million square-feet of sustainable design in our portfolio.
Committed to our clients