PORTFOLIO
Our firm is structured around six studios with focused design expertise in each specialty.
ADAPTIVE REUSE K-12
RESTAURANT | RETAIL POLICE | FIRE | ADMINISTRATION
HEALTHCARE HIGHER EDUCATION
TEAM

DAVID L. SOMMERS

BUBBLES

JEFFREY G. MEYERS

 

PRINCIPAL FISH

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

AIA, NCARB

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

HEALTH CARE/ ANIMAL

STUDIO DIRECTOR

RESTAURANT/ RETAIL

STUDIO DIRECTOR

POLICE/ FIRE/ ADMINISTRATION STUDIO DIRECTOR

K-12

STUDIO DIRECTOR

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIO DIRECTOR

DAVID L. POTTS

ELIZABETH B. EAKEN

SEAN E. BARBINA

J. PAUL ROMANIC

LUCAS W. KRAFT

PROJECT ARCHITECT

PROJECT ARCHITECT

PROJECT ARCHITECT

PROJECT ARCHITECT

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

RA, LEED AP BD+C

RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

NCARB

LEED AP, EDAC, NCARB

LESLIE L. HYSELL

AMANDA E. CARTER

ERIC F. PROS

DOUGLAS G. FULLER

MARCY L. JANUS

 

PROJECT DESIGNER

PROJECT ARCHITECT

PROJECT ARCHITECT

 

PROJECT ARCHITECT

 

OFFICE  ADMINISTRATOR

RA, LEED AP BD+C

AIA Akron President, RA, MBA

AIA

KATHRYN E. WELCH

JAIME A. VADO

SARAH E. MOSKO

KRISTEN J. JOLES

KRISTEN L. PLEAT

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER

 

PROJECT DESIGNER

 

PROJECT DESIGNER

MARKETING COORDINATOR

INTERIOR DESIGNER

 

 

GRIFFIN K. MORRIS

DYLAN R. BALL

EMILY N. DEBOS

MOATH SAMARAH

PROJECT ARCHITECT

 

PROJECT DESIGNER

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

 

PROJECT DESIGNER

RA, MBA

 

INSPIRATIONAL TALENT WANTED

We are a dynamic and constantly evolving architectural firm that is always interested in collaborating with talented individuals. Listed below, we have opportunities to contribute in a challenging and creative environment rooted in teamwork and collaboration.  Please submit your information and portfolio at any time to Jeffrey Meyers at jmeyers@dsarchitecture.com

  • PROJECT MANAGER FOR HEALTHCARE STUDIO

    INSPIRATIONAL TALENT WANTED

    PROJECT MANAGER

     

    DS Architecture is committed to building a multi-discipline staff with diverse talent and expertise in a variety of project typologies.  Working with clients at the forefront of their industries, we continually strive to be a premier design firm in Northeast Ohio.

     

    PURPOSE

    DS Architecture seeks the right individual for the position of Project Manager for our Healthcare Studio where we design for care and healing.

     

    Our design for healthcare environments seeks to nurture the connection between patients and care.  Research and evidence based design data supports the premise that the experience of spaces, when designed for optimal care, can positively impact patient satisfaction and health outcomes. We engage in this process by incorporating patient and family needs, staff process and workflow, and healthcare performance in the design of the built environment. We balance the needs of patients, families, and staff.

     

    Candidates should desire to be a part of and leading a project team and have a strong understanding of projects from the conceptual design phase through the construction documents phase.  Our design culture encourages collaboration, commitment and excitement – leveraging each person’s unique skills to create successful projects. A paramount attribute of any staff member is the ability to work in partnership successfully with the entire team, and to have fun.

     

     

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Professional Architectural or Interior Design degree from an accredited university

    • Minimum architectural firm experience – 5 years beyond graduation

    • Proficient in AutoCad and REVIT

    • Google Sketch Up knowledge

    • Adobe Creative Cloud competency

     

     

    ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NOT MANDATORY)

    • NCARB certificate holder

    • LEED Accredited Professional

    • Architectural License

     

     

    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Experience as a project manager in all aspects of project design including:

    o feasibility analysis, program development, cost evaluations, site planning, schematic design, design development, interior design, construction documents, bidding or negotiations, and construction administration

    • Knowledgeable in methods and materials of construction technology and methodology

    • Experience in client coordination and presentations

    • Experience in consultant coordination and management of a consultant team

    • Leadership skills to develop and implement a “team approach” as well as a cooperative attitude

     

     

    FIRM PROFILE

    Founded as a sole proprietorship by David L. Sommers in 1983 and joined by Jeffrey Meyers to form a partnership in 2010, the firm of DS Architecture has grown into a dynamic team of professionals committed to architectural design excellence. In 2017, Richard Fleischman and DS Architecture partnered to collaborate for the continued success of Richard Fleischman’s remarkable career and contributions to the field of architecture, the City of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio, the United States and the world. This relationship builds upon DS Architecture’s status as a premier architectural design firm.

     

    STUDIOS

    Over the years, the firm’s breadth of experience in multiple architectural design disciplines has led to the development of six studios:

     

    Healthcare

    Restaurant/ Retail

    Higher Education

    Adaptive Transformation

    Police/ Fire/ Administration

    K-12 Education

     

     

    OUR PROVEN PROCESS

    Our ultimate purpose is to inspire together.

     

    We strive to cultivate an environment of trust and genuine care, where everyone is committed to knowledge. This has generated a firm of dedicated and unabashedly collaborative people who enjoy working together and bringing out the best in each other. We are never finished improving. We pursue excellence on every project and are transformed by each experience.

     

    We are organized internally to respond to change and growth, and to foster innovation and creativity. Guided by our shared core values, we each contribute our talents and strengths to the whole. Leaders support and mentor individual development, promoting the advancement of the entire organization.

     

    Our projects are a testament to our values and tell our story.

     

     

    OUR CULTURE

    WHO WE ARE

    David Sommers founded the firm on a principle that remains essential today - family.

     

    We are a family that works together and grows together; we are rewarded by the process of creating architectural design excellence together (and we have a lot of fun along the way).

     

    OUR CORE VALUES

    FAIRNESS. Our way is fair and benefits all concerned. We operate by understanding that everyone is a true team player, working for the greater good of all. We expect everyone to stay humble and take the initiative to contribute when help is needed.

     

    TRUSTWORTHINESS. We believe that trusting and empowering each other will lead us all to success. We expect honesty and integrity. We own up to mistakes, recognize our strengths and acknowledge our weaknesses, so that we can improve together.

     

    CONVICTION. We possess a passion to solve any problem and accomplish any challenge. From engaging in the design process to positively receiving criticism, we persevere and face obstacles head on for the greater good of all.

     

    COLLABORATION. Teamwork is paramount to our design process and enhances solutions to complex problems. We expect everyone to share ideas and experiences, and to listen to the contributions of others. None of us is as smart as all of us, and from the smallest voices may come the biggest ideas.

     

    COMMITMENT TO KNOWLEDGE. We are always eager to learn and willing to teach; this differential

    core value continually pushes us to the forefront of our industry. We seek out growth opportunities and use our knowledge to lead and inspire.

     

     

    WHY

    INSPIRING TOGETHER

    By engaging others through the architectural design process, we aspire to spark imagination, creativity, and originality in ourselves and others.

     

    HOW

    Idea Creation | Idea Representation | Idea Refinement | Idea Finalization | Idea Realization

     

    WHAT

    PROVIDING CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

    We strive to ignite the passion of design in everyone involved while offering unique options and solutions to each architectural project.

     

    OUR DIFFERENCE

     

    We listen. We encourage the sharing of information, ideas and goals. This collection of input at the outset of the process lays groundwork for a solution that best meets the budget, schedule, form and functional needs.

     

    We lead. We guide discussion and promote collaboration between all team members to generate the best possible solution.

     

    We Innovate. Every project is unique. Reaching the optimal solution for each requires a team committed to studying, assessing and developing the most efficient and enduring design.

     

    OUR DIFFERENCE

     

    Your approval.  We maximize client involvement, from design conception to the final stages of construction.  We encourage clients to join our design team, reviewing and approving every major milestone of the architectural process.

OUR  PHILOSOPHY

We are committed to providing clients with a method of bringing life to their ideas and, in fact, our design philosophy is: “Giving Shape to Your Vision”. In short, this means that we understand that these projects are not our projects, but are your projects. The patrons, employees, guests, and owners will be the ones to occupy and use the facilities once the work is completed.

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330.678.6144 | Kent

216.771.0090 | Cleveland

info@dsarchitecture.com

Our firm is structured around six studios with focused design expertise in each specialty. ADAPTIVE REUSE K-12 PORTFOLIO
RESTAURANT | RETAIL POLICE | FIRE | ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE HIGHER EDUCATION TEAM
INSPIRATIONAL TALENT WANTED
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Our firm is structured around six studios with focused design expertise in each specialty. ADAPTIVE REUSE K-12
RESTAURANT | RETAIL POLICE | FIRE | ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE HIGHER EDUCATION
INSPIRATIONAL TALENT WANTED
DS ARCHITECTURE PRESS
Our firm is structured around six studios with focused design expertise in each specialty. ADAPTIVE REUSE K-12
RESTAURANT | RETAIL POLICE | FIRE | ADMINISTRATION HEALTHCARE HIGHER EDUCATION
INSPIRATIONAL TALENT WANTED
DS ARCHITECTURE PRESS