WE DESIGN ATMOSPHERES & OBJECTS FOR PEOPLE.
Architecture Office is a design practice that creates atmospheres for people to enjoy and contemplate. We consult form, material, texture, object, light, context and people to design spaces that possess emotional character.Atmosphere is the result of a series of conditions, form, light, and texture. We design buildings and spaces with the sum of these conditions in mind to be understood from the HUMAN perspective.
Master Planning Renovation
CLIENTS & COLLABORATORS
LAKEWOOD SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
BURTEN, BELL, CARR DEVELOPMENT INC.
SHAKER HEIGHTS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
THe design Process
OUR DESIGN PHASE IS ROOTED IN AN ITERATIVE PROCESS
Our work process begins with a series of client consultations in which we assess expectations, goals and outcomes for each project. In this phase, we study historical precedence, feasibility, economic demand, site, and zoning requirements specific to each property. We maintain strict focus on schedule and budget throughout all project phases.
The design phase is rooted in an iterative process in which forms and materials are quickly and comprehensively investigated in the context of site. To iterate, we use physical methods including hand drawing and physical modeling, and industry standard Building Information Management and rendering software.
This dialogue between analogue and digital technologies allows us to simultaneously visualize and develop efficient approaches to project outcomes. Our speed and versatility provides our clients better project coordination, systems integration, efficient bidding and construction phases—and results in a more refined design.
WE VERIFY DESIGN INTENT IS MET THROUGH PROJECT COMPLETION
During construction, Architecture Office manages the relationship between contractor and client. We meet with both parties on-site to ensure project objectives and vision are maintained through project completion.
We execute architecture as an art-form—honoring each client’s intent creating atmospheres through the interplay of light, material and space.
AIA | FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Adam Rosekelly founded Architecture Office in Cleveland, Ohio in 2015. He has over 15 years of professional experience working on conceptually rigorous works of architecture.
Prior to founding Architecture Office, Adam worked for Cleveland, Ohio-based firms Studio Techne Architects and LDA architects, and Culver City, California-based Eric Owen Moss Architects. At EOMA, Adam worked on projects of new complexity, scale and conceptual rigor, including the Samitaur Tower in Culver City, CA. These projects received regional, national, and international recognition.
From 2005 to 2010, Adam helmed Fields Collaborative in Los Angeles. The predecessor to Architecture Office, this practice also emphasized the experiential aspects of space articulated through iteration and material exploration.
Adam engages with the Cleveland design community through his installation works and has taught inner-city youth about architecture and urban design as an artist-in-residence at the Cleveland non-profit Progressive Arts Alliance. He has been an active member of the Ohio City neighborhood’s Architectural Board of Review since 2018, and was the chair of the Gordon Square neighborhood’s Architectural Board of Review from 2012 to 2014.
Adam has taught as an adjunct professor at Kent State University's School of Architecture and Environmental Design in both first and third-year design studios and regularly sits on student juries.
Emerging Professional Award, American Institute of Architects (Cleveland), 2019 Storefront Renovation Award, Cleveland Restoration Society & American Institute of Architects (Cleveland), 2018
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University, 2003.
Bachelor of Architecture, Kent State University, 2004.
Masters of Science in Architecture (cum laude), concentration in Digital Technologies, University of Michigan, 2015
Ethan Rothermel has worked as a project manager for Architecture Office since 2017. He holds both graduate and undergraduate degrees from Kent State University and is quickly working towards licensure. He has made significant contributions on projects including the Lakewood Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mullen residence, and BoxSpot and is quickly becoming the resident restaurant design expert in the office. He is a quick study of both construction details and the intricacies of building code.
He commands a wide array of 3d modeling programs and enjoys experimenting with digital and parametric design tools—the visual coding program Grasshopper, in particular. He is interested in analog and digital fabrication and has a fascination for details, digital forms, and design. Ethan's approach to design is rooted in technology. His mastery of the tools of contemporary architecture has pushed AO’s iteration-based approach to design forward.
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University, 2015
Master of Architecture, Kent State University, 2016