VAA HIRES INTERIOR DESIGNER HANNAH C. TUMA

VAA is pleased to announce new hire Hannah C. Tuma, who will be joining our team as an Interior Designer after the completion of her degree this May. Read More

NEW ROLLER HOCKEY RINK AT THE ADVENTURE RECREATION CENTER

Construction is going well on The Ohio State University's new Roller Hockey rink. Our team is working with Barton Malow Company on the new regulation rink, which will be located on their North Campus near The Ohio State Adventure Recreation Center. Hockey club members can hardly wait to kick off the season in a brand new rink!  Read More

WOODBURY ELEMENTARY’S BELL TOWER WINS HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD

We're excited to announce that the City of Shaker Heights Government and the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission has honored our restoration of Woodbury Elementary's bell tower with a 2018 Preservation Award. Thank you!  Read More

NEW REPUBLIC RESTAURANT EXPECTED TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2019

We're excited to help Driftwood Group breathe new life into the historic Playhouse Square space with Republic Food and Drink - expected to open in mid to late January. It will be an America tavern pub-type restaurant that will specialize in sandwiches to prime rib to comfort foods.  Read More

7 LOCAL ARCHITECTS, PLANNERS, AND EXPERTS ON HOW THEY’D FIX CLEVELAND

Our Principal weighs in on the future of Cleveland's waterfront in this week's Cleveland Scene Magazine cover story. Akins endorses a plan that she and designers from Perkins Eastman collaborated on about four years back that tackles the silo-ing of the Browns stadium on the waterfront.  "That," she says, "was magnificent. I think so many people have been disappointed that the stadium is on the waterfront, but if you engage the stadium with retail and office, it would be fabulous. There's so much developable land north of the stadium, east and west, and we created neighborhoods — residential, commercial, and mixed-use. I think just starting with that and taking another hard look at financing it would be magical."  Read More

VAA SELECTED AS ONE OF SIX TO DESIGN EDUCATION SPACES FOR EDSPACES 2018

VAA is honored to be one of 6 firms selected to design education environments for #EDspaces2018! This national competition received submissions from architectural and design firms from across the United States. Learn more about our design "Peace of Mind" which features International WELL Building Institute - IWBI principles.  Read More

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY’S NEW SPEECH PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY CLINIC OPEN

Kent State University officially opened their new state-of-the-art Speech Pathology and Audiology Clinic, which features audiological clinical spaces, graduate research spaces, and multi-purpose classrooms.  Read More

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO ASIAN HIGHLANDS OPENS

The festival's announcement of an Asian Lantern Festival was made Tuesday as part of the grand opening of the zoo's new Asian Highlands exhibit. This new 1.3 acre exhibit was designed by Van Auken Akins Architects LLC and WDM Architects and features state-of-the-art spaces for snow leopards, red pandas, takins, and more.   Read More

VAA BREAKS GROUND ON TRI-C’S MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING EXPANSION

We're excited to break ground on Cuyahoga Community College's Manufacturing and Engineering Expansion at the Advanced Technology Training Center. This expansion will provide state-of-the-art spaces for their expanding academic departments and create a thriving hub for the future of manufacturing trades in Northeast Ohio.  Read More

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS – BERKMAN’S LEGACY

Cleveland State has added new programs, including the new School of Film & Media Arts, fulfilling Ronald Berkman's vision to become the first university in Ohio to have a stand-alone film and interactive media school.  Read More

 

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INTERIOR DESIGNER RACHEL M. DIEHL IS NOW A WELL AP!

We’d like to congratulate our Interior Designer, Rachel M. Diehl, on becoming an  International WELL Building Institute WELL Accredited Professional! Rachel has been a valued member of our team since 2016.   Read More

SALVATION ARMY PROJECTS WERE HONORED AT THE 2018 SBA COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland's East Cleveland Corps and Temple Corps were recognized at the 2018 Smart Business Commercial Development Awards for their remarkable impact on Northeast Ohio.  Read More

CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO WELCOMES THREE NEW SNOW LEOPARDS

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the birth of three snow leopard cubs to mom, Sombra, and dad, Amga. The cub trio were born on April 22, 2018 and includes two males and one female. The snow leopards will be moved to the new Asian Highlands habitat after it opens next month. Read More

THE SALVATION ARMY BRINGS HOPE TO EAST CLEVELAND

The Salvation Army East Cleveland Corps built a $10 million building in East Cleveland to give residents a safe place to go - it stays busy, hundreds stop by every day. WVIZ's Darrielle Snipes spent a day at the center.  Read More

INTERIOR DESIGNER RACHEL M. DIEHL BECOMES A LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

We’d like to congratulate our Interior Designer, Rachel M. Diehl, on becoming a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Green Associate! Rachel has been a valued member of our team since 2016.  Read More

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY’S NEW SCHOOL OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS WILL HELP NEO TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE FILM INDUSTRY

90.3 WCPN ideastream®'s The Sound of Applause discusses how Cleveland State University's new School of Film and Media Arts is taking steps to build up the area's film production workforce. Read More

VAA HIRES ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER TAYLOR A. KILLEN

VAA is pleased to announce the recent hire of Taylor A. Killen, who will join the VAA team full time after the completion of his degree. Taylor will be graduating with honors from Kent State University this spring with his Master of Architecture and Master of Business Administration. Read More

CMSD’S JOHN HAY HIGH SCHOOL SUBMITS A “FLEXIBLE HOME” FOR THE ACE MENTOR PROGRAM NATIONAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COMPETITION

VAA worked with our partners and Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s John Hay High School as they developed concepts for the ACE Mentor Program National Design and Construction Competition. Our group selected the "Flexible Home" challenge and worked collaboratively to design a modular, ultra-flexible, middle-class home. Read More

VAA HIRES INTERIOR DESIGNER DANIELLE M. BECKER

VAA proudly announces the addition of Interior Designer, Danielle M. Becker! Danielle joins the firm as an Interior Designer with experience playing an integral design role for a variety of projects spanning higher education, commercial, and hospitality clientele. Read More

VAA is pleased to announce new hire Hannah C. Tuma, who will be joining our team as an Interior Designer after the completion of her degree this May.

NEW ROLLER HOCKEY RINK AT THE ADVENTURE RECREATION CENTER

Construction is going well on The Ohio State University's new Roller Hockey rink. Our team is working with Barton Malow Company on the new regulation rink, which will be located on their North Campus near The Ohio State Adventure Recreation Center. Hockey club members can hardly wait to kick off the season in a brand new rink!  Read More

NEW REPUBLIC RESTAURANT EXPECTED TO OPEN IN JANUARY 2019

We're excited to help Driftwood Group breathe new life into the historic Playhouse Square space with Republic Food and Drink - expected to open in mid to late January. It will be an America tavern pub-type restaurant that will specialize in sandwiches to prime rib to comfort foods.  Read More

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS – BERKMAN’S LEGACY

Cleveland State has added new programs, including the new School of Film & Media Arts, fulfilling Ronald Berkman's vision to become the first university in Ohio to have a stand-alone film and interactive media school.  Read More

INTERIOR DESIGNER JULIE A. AUNE IS NOW A WELL AP!

We’d like to congratulate our Interior Designer, Julie A. Aune, on becoming an International WELL Building Institute WELL Accredited Professional! Julie has been a valued member of our team since 2014.  Read More