UC Health plans $30M Clifton Campus Project by Ryan Newman

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CINCINNATI (Feb. 1, 2019) — Over the next two years, UC Health will invest $30 million in improvements to inpatient, outpatient and parking facilities and wayfinding across its Clifton Campus, including University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UC Health Physicians’ Office and the Barrett Cancer Center.

“The care that we provide to our patients is complex, but their experience with us shouldn’t be,” said UC Health President & CEO Richard P. Lofgren, MD. “We need to make it easier for patients, visitors and employees to navigate our campus and for our facilities to reflect the advanced, leading-edge care that we provide right here in Cincinnati.”

The Clifton Campus project represents an investment in patient care at UC Health, which is Greater Cincinnati’s referral destination for patients with complex needs and the region’s #1 preferred provider of neuroscience and cancer care. Last year, UC Health welcomed more than 10,000 patient referrals from other health systems.

The project will include significant renovations and improvements to inpatient and outpatient facilities, parking structures, walkways, wayfinding and signage across the campus, which spans nine city blocks in the Uptown Innovation Corridor. The campus includes eight buildings owned and operated by UC Health, plus shared and adjacent space with the UC College of Medicine.

Highlights include:

  • UC Medical Center: The main lobby, emergency department, underground tunnels, and many inpatient units will all be upgraded over the next two years.

  • Wayfinding: Wayfinding signage will be updated and improved throughout the campus to help visitors and employees more easily navigate the entire campus.

  • UC Health Rooftop Signage: This distinctive, LED-lit beacon atop UC Medical Center will clearly identify the hospital and Clifton Campus for visitors.

  • Goodman Garage: A new wrapped-style façade for UC Medical Center’s main parking structure will enhance the main entrance to the Clifton Campus for visitors and employees.

The upgrades are to include revamping the main lobby of the UC Medical Center as well as the emergency department, underground tunnels and many inpatient units.

The upgrades are to include revamping the main lobby of the UC Medical Center as well as the emergency department, underground tunnels and many inpatient units.

The Clifton Campus project is the latest in a series designed to improve access to care for patients.

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In 2017, UC Health broke ground on the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a $60 million investment in neuroscience care. The four-story facility will provide outpatient care, clinical trials and research, and space for multidisciplinary care teams to collaborate on the breakthroughs of tomorrow. The building will open in April 2019 on the southern end of the Clifton Campus.

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In 2016, UC Health began investing in patient care space in the Ridgeway Tower at 3200 Burnet, formerly the UC Health Business Center. This culminated in the opening of a new 26-bed inpatient unit in January 2019, a $22 million project that will create 63 new jobs. UC Health now provides 92 patient beds in the Ridgeway Tower, and additional growth is expected in the future. The building is located on the northern end of the Clifton Campus.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky region. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians (includes nearly 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Institute; and UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Announces Partners Who Will Bring New Office Space to Life by Ryan Newman

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce it will partner with DNK, Kolar and RCF Group to ensure GCF’s mission to connect people with purpose is reflected in its new office space.

Originally posted - https://www.gcfdn.org/News-Events/View-Article/ArticleID/1519


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“As we progress on our journey to find GCF’s new home, we remember that the look and feel of that home is just as important as its physical location,” said Ellen Katz, president/CEO of GCF. “We have been intentional about working with a diverse group of firms that will help us create a more equitable community by ensuring our office space reflects our commitment to equity. After all, our work starts at home.”


DNK is one of Cincinnati’s leading boutique design firms specializing in architecture, interiors, planning and landscape architecture. 

“As architects, we are honored to partner with GCF to plan and design their new office space,” said David Kirk, president of DNK. “We believe in their mission to inspire people to invest in Cincinnati through philanthropy. We also believe that design should respond to the reason for its use, but it is the experience of the space that matters. We want to create a work environment that is attractive and comfortable but yet responds to GCF’s culture. Their new corporate office should provide inspiration and spur a collective passion to continue their legacy of good work in the Greater Cincinnati community for years to come. “

Kolar is a global strategic design firm specializing in building branded experiences.  
“Kolar is honored to partner with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation – an organization making such a positive impact on The City of Cincinnati, by making our city a more equitable one,” said Kristy Sieve, workplace market lead at Kolar. “We will be collaborating with GCF to bring their new brand strategy, their vision, mission and story to life within their space.” 

RCF Group is a leader in providing tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions. 
“RCF Group is proud to partner in this development of an enhanced facility for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation,” said Carl Satterwhite, president and owner of RCF Group. “Our inclusion will capture the diversity of thought around the workspace creating a new, inviting environment.”


About Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come. As of 2017, GCF is the 35th largest U.S. community foundation with net assets of $649 million.

https://www.gcfdn.org/

About DNK

DNK is one of Cincinnati’s leading boutique design firms specializing in architecture, interiors, planning and landscape architecture. For over 30 years the firm has served clients - public and private with projects in the workplace, wellness/ healthcare, education and urban planning sectors.  We creatively balance people, economics and the environment to produce transformative, sustainable solutions. The firm is a recipient of numerous awards for project design.

http://www.dnkarchitects.com/

About Kolar

Kolar is an award-winning, global strategic design firm specializing in building branded experiences that leverage insight-driven strategies and deliver measurable business results at the intersection of people and place. We are passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places, and brands—from global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity to healing environments focused on the patient and family experience. You can find our work in mixed-use development, where place-making is breathing life into urban areas; in city parks that have become the heart of communities; and in academic settings, where shifting populations and new technologies are redefining education. Our team is driven by the belief that great design is transformative, that environments can be an agent of change for people, brands and business. We design to remind people why they do what they do every day, to change culture and, sometimes, even to change lives.

The firm has a wide range of strategic collaborative projects over its 28+ years including: Atricure, Cincinnati Children's, Oncology & Hematology Care (OHC), Graydon, The Cincinnati Park Board, Tavistock Development/Steiner + Associates, Mercy Health, TriHealth, Christ Hospital, The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, Graydon, and Procter & Gamble globally.

About RCF Group

We provide tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions, gaining insight through listening sessions to understand your business culture, needs and challenges. Then, utilize our knowledge and expertise to help you exceed your goals, ensure accountability and responsiveness to form a long-term relationship, while delivering superior service. We create and deliver value in a world that is constantly changing. We learn your brand from the inside out to formulate a plan for your project and believe that extraordinary results can be achieved when an engaged client and our team work together toward a common goal. RCF Group is dedicated to a supportive environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion while working together for the long term benefit of our clients, business, and community.

http://www.thercfgroup.com/

SDF LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT by Ryan Newman

DISTILLING GREAT EXPERIENCES

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The Louisville International Airport looked to refresh their brand as a gateway to the world that reflects the heart and soul of Louisville for generations to come. Stakeholders along with the board authority explored options for a dynamic brand that created a sense of motion while capturing the ever-expanding economy, new conventions, community partnerships, and the growing cultural tourism our Louisville.

From the moment you step into the new arrival concourse the journey begins. The architecture unfolds along the main circulation path - revealing different story vignettes to enhance and compliment your travel experience in and out of Louisville. Each celebrates an accurate representation of place by distilling great experiences throughout the concourse- mastery, craft, and cuisine.

Terrazzo motifs, layered graphic wall patterns, with dimensional thresholds define the experience through portals. Natural daylight along with movement embrace the unique elements of aviation - flowing your experience along within the brand character.

A portal to the past, present and the future of Louisville - instilling respect and understanding for first-time visitors and residents alike.

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A Renewed Riverfront by Ryan Newman

John G. and Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

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The John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is located next to The Banks development in Cincinnati. This vibrant project is transforming downtown Cincinnati by creating a major civic space at the front door of the city. It is a park for the generations—a compelling recreational, entertainment, and leisure resource for the entire Greater Cincinnati community. As an initiative led by the Cincinnati Park Board, the park features fountains, walkways, gardens, event lawns, playgrounds, and restaurants.

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The design of the park was developed in phases, which began with identifying a park-wide strategy of graphic opportunities. These opportunities included park identification, directional signage, an informational site map, regulatory signage, donor recognition, and a visitor center. A marketing communications fundraising program was also developed to target potential supporters and other stakeholders within the local community. The program consisted of an inspirational folder, booklet, overview brochure, and animation, all designed to convey the vision for the park, highlight each of its key features, and build excitement throughout the community.

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From Cincinnati Parks -  PDF

From Cincinnati Parks - PDF

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TEAM

Sasaki - Prime Consultant, Landscape Architect.
http://www.sasaki.com/project/83/cincinnati-john-g-and-phyllis-w-smale-riverfront-park/

KZF Design - Local Architect, Civil Engineer, MEP/Structural Engineer. Aquatic Design & Engineering - Fountain Mechanical. THP Limited - Waterproofing. RSE Associates - Structural Engineer. Rico Associates - Specification. Pine & Swallow Environmental - Urban Soils.
Kolar Design - Graphics

Cincinnati Parks
http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/smale-riverfront-park/

2016 - Cincinnati Design Awards - Project
https://www.cincinnatidesignawards.com/cda_entries/smale-riverfront-park/


Check out www.kolardesign.net for more information
on Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront Park


Mural-ling in Buffalo by Ryan Newman

Sketch for weego, 2018, by Matt Grote and Chuck Tingley

Sketch for weego, 2018, by Matt Grote and Chuck Tingley

Kolar Design's Matt Grote along with Chuck Tingley have completed yet ANOTHER fantastic mural in Buffalo, New York - take a look at two of the many articles written about this exciting project below.


The Buffalo News

Trio of Murals to Kick Off Buffalo's Summer of Public Art

"It's not just magnolias and cherry trees that are finally blossoming in this delayed-onset Buffalo spring.

Public art is blooming, too, and the first bright buds of a summerlong profusion of art are set to emerge this month with the commencement of three high-profile mural projects on Hertel Avenue and the East Side.

As part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's busiest season of public art yet, a team of artists from the local design firm White Bicycle will begin transforming a building at 1260 Hertel Ave. into a community-centric mural. At the same time, longtime friends and artistic collaborators Chuck Tingley and Matthew Grote will fuse their styles on a large wall at 1503 Hertel.

The Polish artist Otecki, known for his graphic pieces melding abstract shapes and traditional figures, will soon arrive in Buffalo to begin a large-scale mural on a building at 617 Fillmore Ave., near Torn Space Theater.

These three murals are teasers to a broader effort by the Albright-Knox public art team and its lead leader, curator Aaron Ott, to pepper Erie County with so many works of painting, sculpture and installation that art becomes an expected part of everyday life."


"As for the new piece by Tingley and Grote, whose collaboration can be traced back to an important 2010 mural on the side of 515 Main St., the collaboration is more about fusing two completely different artistic approaches to create a unified style.

"What we really tried to do is blend our styles seamlessly together in a way that we've never done before," said Grote, a former Buffalo resident now based in Cincinnati. "We worked back and forth sending sketches and drawing over each other's work, trying to create something that has an identity of its own that's hopefully greater than just his work or just my work."

The scheme they came up with, Grote said, involves a surreal balloon festival and a Rubik's Cube with three visible sides, replete with symbols and tied up with notions of cultural identity.

"What our mural really speaks to is about how our identities also come from culture," Grote said.

Originally Published on The Buffalo News

https://buffalonews.com/2018/05/11/trio-of-bold-murals-to-kick-off-buffalos-summer-of-public-art/


Buffalo Rising

AK, Grote and Tingley Tackle Hertel Mural

"Two of my favorite Buffalo artists have been given some prime time wall space on Hertel Avenue. Once again, Hertel is being given a colorful injection of live, thanks to this new mural project by the Albright-Knox, featuring artists Chuck Tingley and Matt Grote (Ogre). The mural, titled “weego”, is being painted at 1503 Hertel Avenue, on the side of Purrfect Café and Gallery.

While Grote does no currently live in Buffalo (he’s in Cincinnati), the two previously formed a dynamic tag-team painting bond, creating a number of epic murals throughout the city. To this day, they still collaborate on pieces, which are masterful in the way that they come together. Rarely do two artists have such distinct styles, yet meld so seamlessly. They barely need to talk to each other to figure out what’s going on in each other’s heads. The result is always phenomenal.

This particular work is perfect for Hertel, in that it is not only vibrant and whimsical, it’s also very playful, with lots of youthful imagery. Residents living in this family-oriented neighborhood will certainly gravitate towards the imaginative characters that come to life in this marvelous creation.

This project is supported in part by Buffalo City Council Member Joel Feroleto. Additional support for this mural has been provided by Hyatt’s Graphic Supply Company."

Originally Published on the Buffalo Rising Blog.

https://www.buffalorising.com/2018/05/ak-grote-and-tingley-tackle-hertel-mural/


Employee Spotlight - Blake Kishler by Ryan Newman

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“Design is most valuable when it strives to be integrative and inclusive.”

BLAKE KISHLER | Designer
The Ohio State University - Industrial Design

Following up last week’s announcement of Hannah’s appointment to the Board of SEGD - Kolar Design is proud to announce the appointment of Blake Kishler as Co-Chair of SEGD’s Cincinnati Chapter along with Grania Frueh of BHDP. We are thrilled that our next generation leadership is continuing building the legacy of experiential graphic design in the region and the nation.

Blake is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Additionally, he is a former Industrial Designers Society of America chapter officer.

Blake Kishler representing Kolar Design at the Digital Signage Expo - 2015

Blake Kishler representing Kolar Design at the Digital Signage Expo - 2015

“SEGD is proof that fun work is done by fun people. I've been continually inspired by the welcoming and vibrant atmosphere of this chapter and its membership. So excited to be a co-chair and continue the awesome trajectory that Margaret Lange and Hannah Anderson have set us on."
- Blake Kishler

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Congratulations to Blake and all of the recent SEGD appointments both locally and nationally.

 

SEGD Blog - New Year New Faces
https://segd.org/new-year-new-faces


Blake Kishler is a designer at Kolar Design. His combined 2D and 3D application experience allows him to quickly communicate designs in a variety of media. From murals to LED lettering to master sign plans, Blake enjoys helping clients develop a holistic approach to their environments, drawing meaningful connections between physical and digital. Past project experience spans healthcare, civic, and mixed use development work in placemaking and wayfinding. He came to Kolar after several years in trade show exhibit design, where he learned to weave concise, impactful messaging into walkable brand translations.


Relevant Projects:

 

Cincinnati Children’s, Brand Rollout
Cincinnati, OH
Wayfinding, Brand Experience

Cincinnati Children’s, Proton Therapy Center
Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Crawford Hoying, Bridge Park
Dublin, OH
Wayfinding, Guidelines + Toolkits

City of Dublin
Dublin, OH
Wayfinding

Village of Evendale
Evendale, OH
Wayfinding, Architecture

Steiner + Associates, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
Wayfinding, Brand Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Wayfinding

The Christ Hospital, Liberty Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH
Wayfinding–Exterior Signage

Employee Spotlight - Hannah Anderson by Ryan Newman

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"Our best design

comes from a place of empathy, strategy, expertise, and life-long learning."

HANNAH ANDERSON | Construction Administration Lead
University of Cincinnati - DAAP

Kolar Design is proud to announce the appointment of Hannah Anderson to the Board of the Society of Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD).  We are thrilled that our next generation leadership is continuing building the legacy of experiential graphic design in the region and the nation.

Hannah is also currently a Co-Chair for the Cincinnati Chapter of SEGD. 

“SEGD has been such a positive influence on my career in EGD. As the programming and educational opportunities have grown over the years, so have I benefited from them. This is a group of professionals who are excited about what they do, and the more I give, the more I get out of it. As a local chapter co-chair for the last four years, I have strived to pay forward the benefits of this organization to my colleagues and peers in the community. I am very honored and fortunate to now serve on the Board of an organization that inspires and gives so much back to the design field that I love.”
- Hannah Anderson

Congratulations to Hannah and another incoming new board member, Lucy Holmes, as well as the new president, Bryan Meszaros, for their appointments!


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About SEGD - https://segd.org/ The Society for Experiential Graphic Design, a nonprofit professional association founded in 1973, is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals who plan, design, and build experiences that connect people to place. They are graphic and information designers, fabricators, architects, exhibition designers, technology integrators, interaction designers, brand strategists, students, wayfinding specialists, teachers, and others who have a hand in shaping content-rich, experiential spaces. A community of over 2,100 members in 30 countries who gather in 32 local chapters around the world, Experiential Graphic Design involves the orchestration of typography, color, imagery, form, technology and, especially, content to create environments that communicate.


Hannah Anderson is a construction administration lead with Kolar Design. Her primary focus is to oversee detailing and production of artwork, and the coordination of fabrication and installation activities. Her balance of detail-oriented and creative thought processes allows her to provide coaching and identify opportunities within each project team to achieve desired outcomes for quality, performance, and effectiveness throughout design development. Hannah’s areas of expertise include experiential graphics, signage and wayfinding systems, construction administration, brand integration, and detailing. Over the past nine years, she has worked in a wide array of design market sectors from K-12 and higher educational spaces, corporate environments, and civic buildings and parks projects, to transportation hubs and sport and athletic training facilities on both the local and national level.

Hannah is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). In the fall of 2015, she presented an introductory look into the Experiential Graphic Design industry during AIGA Cincinnati’s Design Week, and in 2017, she spoke about personal and professional development at the SEGD annual conference in Miami. Since 2014, Hannah has served as SEGD Cincinnati Chapter Co-Chair.


Relevant Projects:

Graydon, Corporate Headquarters
Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Enerfab
Cincinnati, OH
Brand Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, David A. Tepper School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA
Wayfinding

Steiner & Associates, Easton Town Center
Columbus, OH
Wayfinding & Brand Experience

City of Evendale, 75 Corridor Bridge
Evendale, OH
Guidelines & Toolkits

Cincinnati Children’s, Brand Rollout
Cincinnati, OH
Guidelines & Toolkits, Wayfinding & Brand Experience

Washington University, Jubel Hall
St. Louis, MO
Wayfinding & Brand Experience