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RDL Architects to Present on Neighborhood Redevelopment at Design Columbus 2015

Cleveland’s Upcycling Program to be Highlighted in Presentation

April 8, 2015 – RDL Architects’ planning and design team will be presenting “The Upcycling of St. Clair: A plan for the St. Clair Neighborhood” at Design Columbus 2015 on April 20 at COSI, 333 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The presenting team includes Ron Lloyd, Kevin Dreyfuss-Wells, Margaret Kavourias and Gregory Soltis of RDL Architects, along with James Amendola of the St. Clair Superior Development Corporation.

The plan uses the upcycling concept and project design as a catalyst for an historic neighborhood resurgence to help redefine the essence and rebrand the neighborhood and region. The facility was identified as a potential structure for redevelopment as a multifamily residence appealing to artists, millennials and boomers. RDL Architects conducted a rigorous neighborhood analysis, held stakeholder meetings, worked with the local Community Development Corporation, and analyzed the existing structure and surrounding parcels in order to envision its redevelopment. The presentation identifies and showcases the best ways to leverage the structure and its surrounding area for redevelopment.

Design Columbus 2015 is an opportunity to learn and engage in the transformation of the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous and sustainable. The educational seminars presents current and future development of technologies for all leaders in Central Ohio, creating buildings and communities that promote economic growth and sustain the health and vitality of all life.

Attendees and participants are representatives of the entire project team, including architects, designers, engineers, owners, developers, government officials, municipal planners, facility managers, contractors, construction managers, construction specifiers, manufacturers, product representatives and others. Design Columbus is the joint efforts of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Central Ohio Chapter and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) – Columbus Chapter.

RDL Architects were privileged to also give this presentation to more than 600 national developers and other real estate professionals at the Multi-Family Executive conference last year in Las Vegas.

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About RDL Architects, Inc.
Founded more than 20 years ago, Ron Lloyd established RDL Architects with the guiding principles of designing positive, innovative environments for people to live, work and play; treating others with respect and honesty; and creating new opportunities and futures for his clients and communities. Today, the full-service firm is registered in 30 states, with significant experience in market rate housing, affordable housing, senior living, retail, interior design, planning, mixed-use development and office.

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About RDL

RDL Architects is a nationally recognized, award-winning architecture firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and is licensed throughout the United States.