Architecture firm relocates to green building

CR architecture + design, previously Cole + Russell Architects, is moving its headquarters to central downtown Cincinnati. The firm’s new office address is 600 Vine Street, Suite 2210, Cincinnati, OH  45202.

CR will occupy 29,577-sf of professional office space on the 22nd and 23rd floors of the Center at 600 Vine building.  The renovation project is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and intends to pursue certification under the LEED Green Building Rating System. Upon completion, this project will apply to become LEED Certified.

The new expanded space reflects the firm’s fresh new look and continued commitment to sustainability. Daylight harvesting will allow for automatic dimming of overhead lighting in response to available daylight to create an even amount of light across the office. The use of room occupancy sensors will also create an energy savings. The layout and furniture systems selected will allow for 90 percent of occupied spaces to receive natural light and 90 percent of seated spaces to obtain outside views. The furniture and finishes also provide better indoor environmental quality due to the low emitting materials used. In addition, the construction waste management program has diverted 75 percent of construction waste from the landfill for recycling.   

“We are excited to be located in the core of downtown in an office that serves as a prime example of how we can save energy and provide a healthier working environment for our professionals,” said President and CEO David Arends AIA, OAA. “The office move has also created a perfect opportunity to implement the transformation of our new corporate identity.”

CR’s new brand is designed to reflect the company’s evolution. “We aren’t the same company we were when it was founded in 1982,” said Arends.  “The company has evolved and changing the brand was the next logical step. Now the face of the company reflects the design savvy, innovative company CR is today.”


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