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Firm Profile

Process Creative Studios is an award-winning architecture and design firm located in Cleveland's Ohio City Market District. Founded in 1994 by John C. Williams AIA, the firm's principal, Process has developed a reputation for exquisitely detailed architectural designs and creative renovations of historic buildings. In all aspects of its practice, Process is devoted to the production of exceptional design solutions.


When asked what our design specialty is, John is fond of saying that Process has a creative lack of focus. He means that our expertise is not concentrated in one particular area, e.g. architecture, interior design, historic preservation, etc. Instead, we view the design process from a problem-solving perspective, and our solutions are based on thorough investigation of project variables and practical, functional design principles, regardless of the project type. Ray Eames, one of the great designers of the 20th century, said it best when she said, “What works is better than what looks good.” Good design begins with good function. Ultimately, as can be seen from the projects in our portfolio and the accolades we receive, the spaces and details we design are also beautiful.


Process subscribes to Adolf Loos's famous maxim that architects should be able to design anything from the spoon to the city. In this regard, the firm's strength lies in designing the whole environment, from the smallest details in finishes and graphics to the sculpting of large spaces and built forms. The projects in our portfolio range from specialty restaurants and retail concepts to large, multi-phase commercial offices and the rehabilitation of historic theaters. Although intentionally limited to a small percentage of our projects, Process has achieved a reputation for finely-detailed contemporary residences, both single and multi-family.


2014Process celebrates 20 years in business!
-Preservation award for the Transformer Station from the Cleveland Restoration Society and the American Institute of Architects
-John is featured as one of Scene Magazine’s 30 people making Cleveland better
- Kandi joins the firm in May
2013The Transformer Station opens to the public!
-AIA Ohio design award for the renovation and expansion of the Transformer Station
2012Heinen's Fine Foods opens in Barrington, IL; their first store in the Chicago area
-Camille joins the firm in July
2011Just in time for the holidays, we've added all of our holiday cards!
-Fred and Laura Bidwell, in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art, announce the Transformer Station
-Heinen's Fine Foods announces their expansion into the Chicago market
-Bridget joins the firm in November
2010Through Process's efforts, the Joseph & Feiss Clothcraft complex, an historic garment factory, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in October
-John adopts Senna; she joins the firm in May
2009The Joseph & Feiss site is declared a Landmark by the City of Cleveland
2008The offices of Fit Technologies, a Process client, are featured in The Plain Dealer on April 14, 2008
-Julia returns to the firm in February
2007Process is highlighted in the 2nd edition of the international best-selling book, Funworks: Creating Places Where People Love to Work, by Leslie Yerkes, in an expanded and updated chapter
2006Process’s offices are featured in The Plain Dealer on September 18th
-Process is chosen as the exclusive architect for Heinen's Fine Foods
2005Process wins a COSE Ten Under 10 Award. The Ten Under 10 Award recognizes businesses with ten or fewer employees for their best practices in innovation, growth/success, value to the community and the environment, diversity promotion and customer service excellence. Process is in the first class of awardees!
-John joins the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2005 (the best class, of course)
-The Plain Dealer features Jackson and Spalding with Ohio City’s dog walker, Bill the Dog Walker. Spald/Jack are Bill’s first clients
2004IIDA Cleveland/Akron Interior Design Award for Point to Point Communications, Interior Detail category
2002Top honors are received for the restoration of the Silver Grille from the Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement
-Preservation Award for Interior Restoration of the Silver Grille from the Cleveland Restoration Society
-Restoration of the Silver Grille is featured in Currents
-Process is recognized for the restoration of the Silver Grille in the new edition of The Silver Grille, a book by Richard E. Karberg
-John curates House: Case Study Cleveland at SPACES, May 3 – June 14, with Julie Langsam
-Metropolis magazine includes a story on House: Case Study Cleveland in the October 2002 issue
2001Process is featured in the 1st edition of Funworks: Creating Places Where People Love to Work, by Leslie Yerkes. It is an international best-selling book and workplace culture classic
-Process took home four awards at the 2001 IIDA Cleveland/Akron Interior Design Awards: top honors for Century at The Ritz-Carlton (Hospitality + Interior Detail categories), top honors for the John Robert's Hair Studio & Spa (Retail/Showroom category), and accolades for Still Lifes Café at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Hospitality Category)
2000Century at The Ritz-Carlton is featured in the Sunday Magazine of The Plain Dealer
-Century at The Ritz-Carlton is a finalist in the Design category at the Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement
-Inside Business includes a story on Process
-Firm changes its name to Process Creative Studios, Inc.
-Cathleen, while at Sherwin-Williams, assists in naming a paint color after Spalding, Spalding Gray. Weimaraners are known as the “gray ghosts.”
1999Process opens its offices in the Gehring Building in Ohio City after extensive renovations
1998Process receives top honors for Planet Source, IIDA Cleveland Interior Design Awards, Retail category
-John receives a Crain’s Cleveland Business Forty Under 40 Award
-John is also named one of Cleveland’s 50 Most Interesting People in Cleveland Magazine
1997Process begins its annual holiday card art commission, featuring John’s Weimaraners
1996Firm incorporates as Process: An Architectural Studio, Inc.
1995Scene Magazine names the E Street Store the Best New Retail Store
1994John C Williams, Architects opens its doors on April 15th. Tax day

John C. Williams

Julia Cyganski

Bridget Walsh

Camille Grossi

Senna

Spalding & Jackson

John C. Williams AIA IIDA

At an early age, John feared stripes and heavy patterns (especially when seen together). As a registered architect, award-winning designer, and founder/principal of Process Creative Studios, John has over twenty-five years of experience in the design profession. He has been responsible for commercial projects over 100,000 sf in size, and the development of prototype designs and brand identities for a number of national start-up retail chains. He also oversaw, as architect and part owner, several historic preservation tax credit projects in the Ohio City Market District. The diversity of his work spans multiple disciplines, ranging from urban redevelopment and interior architecture to lighting and furniture design.


In addition to supporting many arts and nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, John currently serves on the boards of the Contemporary Arts Society, an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Roots of American Music (ROAM), a nonprofit that brings traditional music to diverse and disadvantaged communities. He recently stepped off the boards of Friends of Photography (another CMA affiliate group) and SPACES, an internationally recognized, artist-run nonprofit gallery dedicated to experimental art. For both organizations, John held board leadership positions, including President and Immediate Past President.


Cleveland Magazine named John one of Cleveland’s 50 Most Interesting People and Crain’s Cleveland Business listed him as one of their celebrated 40 Under 40 young entrepreneurs. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2005.


John is an avid collector of contemporary art and photography, a vegetarian and, despite his calm exterior, a winning racecar driver and an instructor for high performance driving schools. John has raced at a national level and competed in the 2005 SCCA National Championship, which is considered the Olympics of motorsports. When he is not running Process or responding to email, he is either walking with Senna in the park or responding to email.


While the fear has subsided, John, like most modernists, still cannot bring himself to utilize stripes or heavy patterns.

Julia Cyganski RA LEED BD+C

From a very young age Julia had an eye for good design, always picking the ripest and tastiest apples on annual family outings. She continued to develop this talent, becoming proficient in detailing and holistic design with a passion for sustainable architecture. While studying architecture at Kent State University, Julia became Process’s record-holder for longest internship. She returned to Process in 2008 after completing a Master of Architecture degree with high marks (also from Kent State). Currently, she utilizes her design talents on a number of the firm’s office, institutional, and pro bono projects. To her feigned chagrin, Julia has also worked on many of the firm’s residential projects – most recently, a $2 million renovation of a single-family home.


Julia is a registered architect and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C). She actively participates in community affairs as a member of the Parma Summit Academy School Board and as a founding member of the Highland Heights Green Taskforce. She also enjoys traveling to Europe each summer to visit family members in Poland, Croatia, and Scotland. Julia speaks Polish and Croatian, in addition to English, but oddly enough, she has the most difficulty understanding English-speaking Scots!

Bridget Walsh

Bridget’s superior eye for color selection and composition, particularly with primary colors, developed early in her childhood. This sensitivity and her affinity for design icons, like the Little Tikes table pictured here, have already translated into great success for this emerging designer. Bridget received top accolades for her work at the Forest City Enterprises Sustainability Group and IIDA design competitions. She brings strong conceptual design, rendering, and space-planning skills to Process’s commercial office and interior design projects. Her intimate and decade’s long familiarity with primary colors well suits the firm, as both are rooted in the practices and theories of such modern masters as Gerrit Rietveld, Mondrian, and Josef Albers.


Camille Grossi

Camille’s early affection for the combination of polka dots and bold colors properly demonstrates her naturally enthusiastic disposition. She relishes in the rush of happiness whether it be in the form of skydiving or being a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition to her interior design role, Camille’s cheery versatility made her the perfect choice to fill the multi-faced role of Process’s communications coordinator. She brings to Process strong skills in space planning and rendering, with a smile.


Senna

Client Greeter in Training

Despite the bad rap Weimaraners receive due to their frenzied ways, Senna is a demur example of the breed. She is almost calm for a Weim, meaning she will greet you with a vigorous tail wag and lots of licks. Senna is named for Ayrton Senna, the brilliant Brazilian Formula One racecar driver. She is as fast and elegant a runner as Ayrton was a driver. When allowed a day in the office, she loves to race around the space with her favorite stuffed toy, prized cardboard box, or carefully selected fabric sample. (Unlike Spalding and Jackson, who really were calm, Senna spends most of her days at Metrobark Doggie Daycare.) Her current fascinations outside the office include chasing birds, coyotes, and deer. So far, Senna can keep up with birds and coyotes. She has yet to catch a deer, but this is certainly not for lack of trying. Senna, of German stock, hails from Virginia.


Leash color: Fern (to match her eyes)

Guilty pleasure: Cat food

Knows how to: Open safety gates to get said cat food

Spalding (1994-2006) & Jackson (1997-2009)

Client Greeting Emeriti

“The boys” were two perfect specimens of the Weimaraner breed. They spent their days in the office greeting clients and guests, and watching staff eat lunch, that is when they weren’t sleeping, which was 95% of the time. Our memory of them continues in our holiday cards. Through an annual commission, local and regional artists represent Jackson, Spalding, and now Senna in a setting filled with holiday cheer. On an exciting note: Sherwin-Williams features a paint color called “Spalding Gray,” which is named for our officemate rather than the famous writer. It is a beautiful shade of Weimaraner gray that has been commonly requested by our clients. Now, it no longer has to be a custom color.


Spalding's leash color: Purple

Spalding's guilty pleasure: Cherry tomatoes

Spalding knew how to: Do the happy doodie dance


Jackson's leash color: Teal

Jackson's guilty pleasure: Barking at nothing, thus creating a diversion to take Spalding’s seat

Jackson knew how to: Lean

2011 - Timothy Callaghan

2010 - Eikona Studios

2009 - Susan Vincent

2008 - Kate Budd/Tom Webb

2007 - Amy Casey

2006 - Christa Donner

2005 - Liz Maugans

2004 - Mandy Stehouwer

2003 - Scott Richardson

2002 - Anna Arnold

2001 - Julie Langsam

2000 - Michael Loderstedt

1999 - Eric Rippert

1998 - Eric Rippert

1997 - Denise Cox

2011 Holiday Card

Artist:

Timothy Callaghan

Title:

Trimming

Original media:

Acrylic on paper


About the artist:

Callaghan is a painter who lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He received an MFA from Kent State University in 2005 and a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999. Presently, he is a visiting professor at Oberlin College and an adjunct faculty member at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Cuyahoga Community College. Callaghan has exhibited his work in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. The Cleveland Clinic and the Cleveland Art Association have collected his work, and he is represented by William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. More of Callaghan’s work and his studio blog can be found online at: timothycallaghan.com.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners -- Spalding, Jackson, and Senna -- since 1997. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2010 Holiday Card

Artists:

Nicholas Loya and Christine Uveges of Eikona Studios

Title:

Harmony, Peace, Love

Original media:

Acrylic on canvas + digital psd files


About the artists:

Loya and Uveges first worked together in 1981 and have since designed and completed commissions in over 200 places of worship, public spaces, and museums. Their original images and hand-painted ornamentation can be seen in numerous local churches as well as throughout the country. The Ohio Arts Council has recognized their work for its excellence in Design and Traditional Art. For more information about their practice, visit eikonastudios.com.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2009 Holiday Card

Artist:

Susan Vincent

Title:

?

Original media:

Ink and ink wash on paper


About the artist:

Susan Vincent is a painter and printmaker working in Cleveland, Ohio, who also utilizes the handmade book as a vehicle for her ideas. She earned her BFA from Kent State University (Summa cum Laude), has curated and instructed at Zygote Press in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a prestigious printmaking residency at the Alte (((F)))euerwache Loschwitz in Dresden, Germany. Vincent's work has been exhibited at Zygote Press, Alte (((F)))euerwache Loschwitz, and The Ohio State University, among other institutions.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2008 Holiday Card

Artists:

Kate Budd and Tom Webb

Title:

?

Original media:

Digital psd file


About the artists:

Kate Budd received her BA (hons.) degree from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland and her MFA in sculpture from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in the United Kingdom, the Midwest and Texas. She has received two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. She is currently represented by William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, and is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Akron.

Tom Webb's work has included a wide-ranging mix of sculpture, drawing, and photography. His recent public work includes several projects for the Children's Hospital of Akron, Ohio. Webb earned his BFA and MFA degrees from the University of Michigan, and has held the position of Professor Emeritus and Senior Lecturer at the University of Akron's Myers School of Art.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2007 Holiday Card

Artist:

Amy Casey

Title:

Snowfall

Original media:

Oil on paper


About the artist:

Since earning her BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999, Casey has shown her work regionally and nationally with solo shows in Cleveland, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her work has been published in the New York Times, New American Paintings, and Juxtopoz. Casey has been awarded two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards and the Cleveland Arts Prize as an emerging artist. Represented by Zg Gallery in Chicago and Michael Foley in New York City, Casey resides in a little blue house in Clevland.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2006 Holiday Card

Artist:

Christa Donner

Title:

Be Like Spalding

Original media:

Digital zine


About the artist:

Christa Donner uses large-scale drawings and small-press publications to explore issues around the human body and body image. Christa's work has been exhibited internationally at POST Gallery (Los Angeles); Museum of Contemporary Art - Cleveland (MoCA-Cleveland; Carnegie Mellon University; BankART NYK (Yokohama, Japan); and the ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art(Kuopio, Finland). She received her first solo show at MoCA-Cleveland in 1999, and completed an MFA degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Now based in Chicago, Christa teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and harbors a healthy obsession for independent comics and other small-press publications.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2005 Holiday Card

Artist:

Liz Maugans

Title:

Reservoir Dogs

Original media:

Digital/ink on paper


About the artist:

Liz Maugans is a printmaker and a co-founders of Zygote Press. Since 1995, she has been its Managing Director. She received her BFA from Kent State University and her MFA in printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lorain County Community College. Maugans received an Individual Artist Grant (Excellence Award) in 2000 from the Ohio Arts Council. She has curated several shows at Heights Arts, Cleveland Artist Foundation (Print Biennials), Cuyahoga Community College and Zygote Press.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2004 Holiday Card

Artist:

Mandy Stehouwer

Title:

?

Original media:

Charcoal on paper


About the artist:

Raised in Cadillac, Michigan, Stehouwer graduated with a BFA in industrial design from the Cleveland Institute of Art and then joined Continuum, a global design firm headquartered in Boston. As a student at CIA, Stehouwer exhibited her highly detailed and ethereal charcoal drawings of urban landscapes at SPACES Gallery in the "Capturing Cleveland: Sketchbook of a City" show in 2004.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2003 Holiday Card

Artist:

Scott Richardson

Title:

?

Original media:

Graphite on vellum


About the artist:

Scott Richardson, the founding principal of Richardson Design, graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Interior Design and minors in Industrial and Graphic Design. Process has collaborated with Richardson on several award-winning projects, including Century at The Ritz-Carlton and Planet Source. Richardson’s work has been published in ID, VM&SD, Cleveland, and Northern Ohio Live Magazines as well as The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The New York Times. Scott currently holds a visiting faculty appointment at the Cleveland Institute of Art.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2002 Holiday Card

Artist:

Anna Arnold

Title:

?

Original media:

Mixed media and found objects


About the artist:

Arnold earned her BFA in drawing and video from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an M.Ed at Case Western Reserve University. Arnold is a prolific artist, who has created large-scale murals and smaller, more precious three-dimensional paintings. She has exhibited in over two hundred gallery and museum shows across the United States, including the California Afro American Museum in Los Angeles, the Alternative Museum in NYC, the Chicago Public Library, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Her work has been collected by the Progressive Corporation, the Cleveland Public Library, the Akron Art Museum and the Center for Art and Religion in Washington, DC.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2001 Holiday Card

Artist:

Julie Langsam

Title:

?

Original media:

Digital file


About the artist:

Julie Langsam is a painter whose work addresses issues of style, beauty and idealization by combining images that reference the romantic sublime of the 19th century and the 20th century's utopian ideals of High Modernism. Langsam has had numerous exhibitions, including a solo museum show at MoCA Cleveland; is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award; and is represented in many collections throughout the United States. Langsam currently holds a faculty position at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, where she teaches drawing and painting.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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2000 Holiday Card

Artist:

Michael Loderstedt

Title:

Three Dog Night

Original media:

?


About the artist:

Michael Loderstedt is an Associate Professor of printmaking and photography at Kent State University. He has recently had two solo exhibitions in Germany, after completing printmaking residencies at the Grafikwerkstatt in Dresden and the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. His works have been acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and the Kupferstiche Kabinett in Dresden, Germany. He recently taught a collaborative printmaking workshop at the Frans Masereel Centrum with students from the School of Art at KSU and students from KASKA, the Art Academy of Antwerp, Belgium.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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1999 Holiday Card

Artist:

Eric Rippert

Title:

?

Original media:

Color negatives and marker


About the artist:

Rippert completed a BFA in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and later earned an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work is included in numerous private, institutional and museum collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Progressive Corporation Art Collection. Rippert has had several exhibitions at such institutions as the Minnesota Center for Photography, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Cente, MoCA-Cleveland, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary, and City Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. Rippert practiced fashion/commercial photography in New York City before relocating to the Midwest, where he has taught photography at the University of Akron, Oberlin College, and Baldwin-Wallace College


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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1998 Holiday Card

Artist:

Eric Rippert

Title:

?

Original media:

Color negatives


About the artist:

Rippert completed a BFA in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and later earned an MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. His work is included in numerous private, institutional and museum collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Progressive Corporation Art Collection. Rippert has had several exhibitions at such institutions as the Minnesota Center for Photography, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Cente, MoCA-Cleveland, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary, and City Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. Rippert practiced fashion/commercial photography in New York City before relocating to the Midwest, where he has taught photography at the University of Akron, Oberlin College, and Baldwin-Wallace College


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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1997 Holiday Card

Artist:

Denise Cox

Title:

?

Original media:

Color negative


About the artist:

Denise studied photography at the Cleveland Institute of Art, earning a BFA in the subject. For over the last ten years, she has lived in New York City with her husband, Alan Feuer. Though she is not currently a practicing artist, she taunts us by sending photographs she has taken of New York City.


About the cards:

Process has commissioned a regional artist to create an original and holiday-inspired work of art featuring John’s Weimaraners: Spalding, Jackson, and Senna. Even though Spalding and Jackson are no longer with us, the cards continue to reference them in subtle and playful ways.

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Commercial

Hospitality

Retail

Residential

Preservation

Details

Altitude

Baker Hostetler

Fit Technologies & School One

Forest City Enterprises

Point 2 Point Communications

Thompson Hine

Transformer Station &
Bidwell Foundation

Altitude

Altitude, a leading industrial design firm located near Boston, Massachusetts, wanted a new space that better suited how its employees work and also accounted for future growth. Process, with Richardson Design, designed and programmed Altitude’s phased relocation into an old warehouse. The project included the rehabilitation of the warehouse’s exterior as well as a complete interior renovation package. The interior design references the finishes and features one would find in the aeronautics industry, such as the runway, airplane windows, and airport lights. Altitude’s new space includes offices, three studios, and three conference rooms; a product gallery, an information café, and a workshop; a library, bike storage, and an employee gym.

Project Information

Size:

16,000 s.f.

Location:

Somerville, Massachusetts

Status:

Completed in 2002

Baker Hostetler

Baker Hostetler is a global law firm based in Cleveland that specializes in business law and litigation. Process provided architectural services for the renovation and expansion of the law firm’s Cleveland office. Over the past several years, Process has also completed numerous renovations and smaller design projects for the firm’s various departments and partners.

Project Information

Size:

45,000 s.f. +

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Ongoing

Fit Technologies /
School One

As a growing company, Fit Technologies engaged Process to design their new offices in Ohio City. However, a fire damaged the building Fit was to occupy seven weeks before the scheduled date of tenancy. Needing new space quickly, Process assisted Fit with a fast and furious move to the Idea Center in downtown Cleveland. By keeping to a tight design and construction schedule, Fit was able to occupy their new offices only sixty days after the fire. Process also designed a 9,200 sf expansion that accommodated 75 additional employees, a new call center, and storage. To complement Fit’s energetic, tech-based culture, the design incorporates bright colors, exposed architectural features, lots of light, and a sense of openness into the new offices.

Project Information

Size:

Phase I: 12,500 s.f.

Phase II: 9,200 s.f.

Location:

Idea Center in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed Phase I in 2006

Completed Phase II in 2007

Forest City
Enterprises

Forest City was one of Process’s first clients. Process has designed numerous projects for this Fortune 500 Company, including commercial office interiors for the company’s many groups and divisions, feasibility studies for retail concepts, and prototype mall offices. Process has also provided services for many of Forest City’s office and retail tenants in its broad real estate portfolio. The total estimated square footage for these projects is 500,000 sf.

Project Information

Size:

500,000 s.f. +

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio and various national locations

Status:

Ongoing

Point 2 Point
Communications

Point to Point is an award-winning advertising agency located in the Cleveland area. The agency wanted their offices to look like a New York City loft rather than space in a bland suburban office park. With an incredibly tight budget and schedule, Process delivered a design that reflected this vision, and complemented Point to Point’s advertising philosophy. From the initial client meeting to occupancy, the project team had just over three months to complete the design and construction phases. By selecting the contractor and furniture vendor at the outset of the project, Process was able to efficiently stay within budget while meeting the challenging schedule. The week after Point to Point moved into their new offices, they won a major national contract and attributed it to the image projected by their new space. The project received a 2004 IIDA Cleveland-Akron award for Interior Detail.

Project Information

Size:

17,000 s.f.

Location:

Beachwood, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2004

Thompson Hine

Thompson Hine, an international law firm, awarded Process the major renovation and expansion of its multi-floor Cleveland office after also considering three of the country’s largest architecture firms. Extensive interviews with Thompson Hine’s partners and associates indicated a strong desire for a much brighter and more colorful office environment. Process introduced more natural light, color, and pattern into the new design. Moving formerly dark and maze-like corridors to the exterior of the floor plate and adding glass to offices and conference rooms brightened the overall environment, broadened already spectacular views of the city, and increased way-finding capabilities. Process also provided a lounge area on each floor to facilitate more casual meetings among the firm’s staff and clients.

Project Information

Size:

Renovation: 100,000 s.f.

Expansion: 40,000 s.f.

Location:

Key Tower in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2009

Transformer Station &
Bidwell Foundation

The clients, collectors of contemporary art photography, engaged Process to assist with site selection for and the design of a center dedicated to contemporary art. The project scope includes the renovation of an existing brick transformer station and the addition of an elegant, museum-grade exhibition space with offices for the client’s newly formed foundation. This project is also a collaboration between the client’s foundation and the Cleveland Museum of Art. For the first time in its 95-year history, the CMA will have a presence on Cleveland’s west side.

Project Information

Size:

Renovation: 3,400 s.f.

Addition: 4,400 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

In process

Century at The Ritz-Carlton

Oberlin Inn

Observation Deck at the
Terminal Tower

Silver Grille

Still Lifes Café at the
Cleveland Museum of Art

Century at
The Ritz-Carlton

Century is an excellent example of the holistic design approach utilized by Process. The firm created the concept, name, brand identity, and aesthetics for this stand-alone American bar and grill, a new dining model for The Ritz-Carlton. The project team based the concept on the restaurant’s proximity to the Terminal Tower, Cleveland’s rail transit hub. The designers wanted to evoke the great rail cars of the past century, especially the Twentieth Century Limited, which had the finest dining cars in the world during its heyday in the late 1930s to the 1950s. The team also sought to add a more modern and inviting feel to the traditional Ritz-Carlton image, while maintaining the quality and elegance for which the brand is known. Richardson Design collaborated with Process on this project. Century won top honors at the 2001 IIDA Cleveland-Akron awards in the Hospitality and Interior Details categories.

Project Information

Size:

8,300 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1999

Oberlin Inn

Smart Hotels engaged Process to re-envision the 1950s Oberlin Inn. The Inn is located adjacent to the campus of Oberlin College, one of the country’s premier liberal arts institutions. The project concept builds on Oberlin’s reputation as a progressive and environmentally conscious college and the mid-century modern aesthetics of the hotel. The redesign includes a façade renovation, an enhanced parking plan, and new signage to increase the Inn’s visibility. A new interiors package refreshes and modernizes the Inn’s dated décor and layout. The project vision also calls for sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials, finishes, and amenities, including green rooftop terraces and a natural spring water pool that takes its cues from the sandstone quarries in nearby Amherst, Ohio.

Project Information

Size:

65 rooms

Location:

Oberlin, Ohio

Status:

In process

Observation Deck at
the Terminal Tower

In honor of the Terminal Tower’s 80th anniversary, Forest City Enterprises decided to reopen the skyscraper’s observation deck. Process provided architectural services, research, and historic preservation expertise to brighten and return classic elegance to this historic space. Renovations in the 1980s and 1990s covered the walls with dark green wallpaper, added dropped ceilings, and replaced the original linoleum floor with hunter green carpet. The methodical restoration returned the checkerboard linoleum floor, faux masonry wall pattern, classic light fixtures, and ogee crown moldings to the space. Visitors can now enjoy the restored observation deck as Cleveland’s view-seekers had once experienced it in 1930.

Project Information

Size:

1,500 s.f.

Location:

Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2010

Silver Grille

The Silver Grille, the beloved 1930s Art Deco restaurant in the historic Higbee Building, also illustrates Process’s attention to design details. Several unfortunate renovations destroyed the ceiling and left none of the original finishes and lighting fixtures intact. In order to complete an exacting restoration of the restaurant, Process staff cut through layers of paint to find the original color scheme, and extrapolated the initial carpet pattern and lighting elements from historic photographs. The period seating, marble fountain, and metal heating grills, cast in a delicate daffodil pattern, were also restored. This project received top honors for Historic Preservation at the 2002 Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement and the Cleveland Restoration Society’s 2002 Preservation Award.

Project Information

Size:

11,000 s.f.

Location:

Higbee Building in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2002

Still Lifes Café at
the Cleveland
Museum of Art

The Still Lifes Café project included a redesign and rebranding of an existing cafeteria in the Cleveland Museum of Art. The facility had serious circulation, acoustical, and aesthetic challenges. On an extremely limited budget and within a tight time frame, Process improved traffic flow by reorienting the café’s entrance, serving line, and kitchen. The renovation plan increased seating by adding a teak and glass partition, the design of which echoed the rhythm of columns and windows found on the opposing wall overlooking the museum’s sculpture garden. The partition wall also created an acoustical separation between the kitchen and seating area - quieting the dining experience - as well as a place to hang a vintage George Nelson clock. Blue mosaic glass tile and new light fixtures brightened the formerly dull space. This project was honored at the 2001 IIDA Cleveland-Akron Design Awards.

Project Information

Size:

2,600 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1999

E Street Store

Grand Prix Stores of America

Heinen's Fine Foods

John Robert's Salon and Spa

Planet Source

Promenade of Hudson

Tower City Food Court

E Street Store

E Street, a cutting-edge retail brand selling designer street apparel, asked Process to create an innovative retail location in less than four months with a meager budget. Cleveland’s industrial areas, such as the Flats, served as inspiration for an authentically urban store. The solution incorporated an eclectic mix of reclaimed items found at local scrap yards, such as wood doors, pipes, concrete block, and steel angles. Even the mannequins were fabricated from scrap materials. As a final touch for the opening, black-and-white television sets from four decades – the 1940s through 1970s – were stacked in the front window display area and wired to a video camera. The store drew the attention of national retail scouts, who were looking for hip, new fashion and merchandizing trends. Scene Magazine named E Street Cleveland’s Best New Retail Store.

Project Information

Size:

3,330 s.f.

Location:

Tower City Center in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1994

Grand Prix Stores
of America

The Grand Prix Store design is one of Process’s all-time favorite projects. As a start-up retail concept, the available budget was paltry, but the inspiration was considerable. The store concept clicked with John’s interests: racing, high performance cars, and Formula One. The store is filled with amazing details, such as the door handles. Process sourced fire engine red shock absorbers that cost only ten dollars apiece instead of a more typical $150 option. The shock absorbers are the epitome of good design. They are functional, cost-effective, clever, and brand-enhancing design elements. Richardson Design collaborated with Process on this project.

Project Information

Size:

2,400 s.f.

Location:

Strongsville and Columbus, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1997

Heinen's
Fine Foods

Heinen's Fine Foods is the premier, locally-owned grocery store chain in the Cleveland area. Process has been Heinen’s exclusive architecture firm since 2006. The relationship began with an analysis and redesign of their retail image and environmental graphics. Process has completed the interior renovation of more than ten stores. At certain locations, Process also designed expansions and façade renovations, such as an exquisite new entrance and car canopy that updated a formerly drab, dark brown exterior. Process is currently working with Heinen’s on expanding their reach in to Illinois. Studio Graphique collaborates with Process on the interior sign branding of all Heinen's.

Project Information

Size:

600,000 s.f. +

Location:

Multiple locations throughout Northeast Ohio and Illinois

Status:

Ongoing

John Robert's
Salon and Spa

This project presented the challenge of producing a progressive and elegant identity for the John Robert's Salon and Spa with an extremely limited budget. By using many off-the-shelf products within a custom framework and an effective design process, the project team was able to renovate an existing space at 65% of the cost of a similar project. By separating the salon and spa functions, Process was able to create the appropriate atmosphere for each space. The project won top honors at the 2001 IIDA Cleveland-Akron awards ceremony.

Project Information

Size:

6,500 s.f.

Location:

Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1998

Planet Source

Planet Source is an example of the complete design approach that Process utilizes. In the case of this specialty health foods store, the design scope included an identity package (logo, tagline, and brand development), custom retail fixtures, and all architectural and interior design elements. Process also produced the press kit for the grand opening of this new retail concept. The use of natural materials, contrasting wood finishes, European light fixtures, and a subtle color palette created the understated natural environment and image the client wanted to project. Richardson Design collaborated with Process on this design. Planet Source won top retail honors at the 1998 IIDA Cleveland-Akron design awards ceremony.

Project Information

Size:

3,400 s.f.

Location:

Shaker Heights, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1998

Promenade of
Hudson

The design of the Promenade of Hudson included a mixed-use development consisting of retail and residential components in Hudson, Ohio. The mix of tenants within the shopping portion of the development varied from big box retail stores to small specialty boutiques. The retail center also included a large perennial garden, a reading garden, a children’s play-and-learn area, and a bike and walking trail. The residential area targeted Hudson’s middle- and upper-income demographics, and included a mix of single-family residences and attached townhouses.

Project Information

Size:

55 acres

Location:

Hudson, Ohio

Status:

Preliminary design completed in 2004

Tower City
Food Court

This proposed expansion and rebranding of the Tower City Center Food Court was done at the request of Forest City Enterprises. This feasibility study explored adding more restaurants and food kiosks to the food court and Gateway concourse as well as courting an entertainment-focused anchor to the location. The project also investigated the transformation of the Tower City Cinemas into a new cinema/restaurant concept. The solution added 5,500 leasable square feet and 175 seats to the food court and concourse. A new glass curtain wall with a minimal profile improved the quality of natural light entering the space and provided a dynamic base for additional branding on building’s southern façade. Process was assisted by Richardson Design on this project.

Project Information

Size:

5,500 s.f. +

Location:

Tower City Center in Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Study completed in 2001

Dexter Townhomes

Joseph & Feiss Warehouse

Pepper Pike Residence

Dexter Townhomes

Process designed this fourteen-unit townhouse proposal for a triangular parcel of land in the heart of Ohio City. The project features three- and four-story units with attached garages, multiple outdoor terraces, and a large Japanese garden. The design evokes the attention to detail, scale, and precision so often found in Japanese architecture. Its simplicity accentuates the building’s geometric forms, especially along both streetscapes. Process received important zoning concessions from the City of Cleveland, including zero lot line setbacks, which enabled the design team to maximize buildable square footage, and increase the number of living units.

Project Information

Size:

14 units

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Unbuilt

Joseph & Feiss
Warehouse

The historic Joseph & Feiss garment factory was purchased at auction during the low-point of the recent economic downturn. Process successfully placed the property on the local and federal historic registers, and managed the application process for state and federal historic preservation tax credits. Process’s efforts brought $2.25 million in equity to this $9 million redevelopment project. The design for the warehouse will transform the massive structure into 62 market-rate apartments, while following preservation standards for historic buildings.

Project Information

Size:

62 units / 79,000 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

In process

Pepper Pike
Residence

This finely detailed project involved a modest addition to increase the size of the client’s master suite. As part of the project, the suite was reconfigured to accommodate a walk-in closet, a new bathroom, an office, and a bedroom with built-in bookshelves, a media closet, and additional storage. The finishes include maple and cherry woods, stainless steel, honed and polished granite, and frosted glass. The clients had originally wanted a bigger bedroom; however, when finished, the bedroom was smaller but felt larger due to proper planning and more efficient use of space. The owners commented that they felt as if they were on vacation every day.

Project Information

Size:

1,500 s.f.

Location:

Pepper Pike, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1995

Art House

Colony Theater

Gehring Building

Metzner Building

Observation Deck at the
Terminal Tower

Silver Grille

Fulton Avenue Studio

Art House

Art House is a vibrant arts organization located in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood. Process worked with Art House to design and coordinate the adaptive reuse of an historic house as the nonprofit’s offices. The organization had outgrown the brick Quonset hut that stands on the neighboring lot. The project program included a new ADA assessable entrance and a ramp with sculptural railings, an art gallery, contemporary interiors, the retention and rehabilitation of historic details, and additional parking.

Project Information

Size:

2,500 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Unbuilt

Colony Theater

The Colony Theater, originally and again known as the Shaker Square Cinemas, is a classic, Art Deco theater. It had been poorly maintained and inappropriately divided prior to its renovation. Process, along with Canadian theater consultants, Mesbur + Smith, created a beautiful and functional six-theater facility. The design restored all of the historic and character-defining lobby features, such as the tiered plaster ceiling, silver accent finishes, porthole vents, and the elaborate mural in the downstairs lobby. New concession and ticket counters were added to modernize operations.

Project Information

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2000

Gehring Building

The design of this successful historic preservation tax credit project melds the historic character of the late 1800s Gehring Building with a contemporary renovation and finishes. The building contains retail space on the first floor and office space on the second and third floors. Process was the architect for the renovation of the building and designed all of the tenant spaces, including a U.S. Bank branch, the offices of a major non-profit development corporation, and those of the Cleveland International Film Festival. Process’s own studios are located in the building’s former ballroom, where one can see the remains of ornate plasterwork and wall frescos. To retain the sense of the ballroom’s openness, partition walls stop before reaching the ceilings, and glass inserts and wall cut-outs allow light from the building’s soaring windows to flow deep into the office plan. John Williams was a partner in this project and continues to be a part-owner of the building.

Project Information

Size:

15,000 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1999

Metzner Building

The project team successfully gained historic preservation tax credits for the rehabilitation of the Metzner Building, formerly known as the German Beneficial Hall. Originally three bays wide, a closely-matching fourth bay was added soon after the initial construction date. The scope included a façade restoration, which brightened the entire exterior, and a complete interior renovation. Both portions followed federal preservation standards. The building currently houses retail on the ground floor and market-rate apartments on the upper floors. John Williams was a partner in this project and continues to be a part-owner of the building.

Project Information

Size:

15,000 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 1998

Fulton Avenue Studio

Process adapted this former barbershop into an artist studio on the ground floor, with apartments above. The clients wanted to integrate a clean, contemporary aesthetic with the historic features. The building had been covered with white aluminum siding. The removal of the offending siding revealed many charming architectural features beneath as well as the names of the building’s brickmakers. The façade rehabilitation repaired damaged features and reinvigorated the building’s historic character. A vibrant color palette gives the exterior a contemporary edge.

Project Information

Size:

2,900 s.f.

Location:

Cleveland, Ohio

Status:

Completed in 2005

Century at The Ritz-Carlton

Cleveland International Film
Festival

Process Creative Studios

Century at
The Ritz-Carlton

Century features custom booths tucked between paneled walls which emulate the seating layout in historic dining cars. Curved stainless-steel panels reference the metal enclosure of the cars. With access to the Terminal Tower archives, Process incorporated historic brass elements into the design at key sight lines, such as a screen made with an interlocking moth pattern. Stainless steel was used to distinguish the new fixtures and design elements from the old. Details such as an antique conductor’s watch, suspended in a mohair-covered niche, created a surreal juxtaposition between old and new. Process also selected the restaurant’s artwork: photographs by O. Winston Link and Michael Kenna. These images reinforce the quiet ambiance and elegance of the space. Richardson Design collaborated with Process on this project. Century won top honors at the 2001 IIDA Cleveland-Akron awards ceremony in the Hospitality and Interior Details categories.

Project Information

Materials:

Brass, stainless steel, mohair, Anigre wood veneer

Status:

Completed in 2001

Cleveland
International
Film Festival

The Cleveland International Film Festival's sign, designed by Process, features a large film reel and flowing filmstrips fabricated in aluminum. The sign provides a striking visual marker for the organization, as it is installed over an otherwise non-descript entrance.

Project Information

Materials:

Aluminum

Status:

Completed in 1999

Process Creative
Studios

Process designed a table and credenza for its conference room. The blue plastic laminate tabletop adds a pop of color to the studio, while providing a durable surface for meetings and charrettes. The Baltic birch plywood and walnut veneer reference modern furniture design. Mr. O’s Cabinet Shop fabricated both pieces.

Project Information

Materials:

Walnut veneer, baltic birch plywood, plastic laminate

Status:

Completed in 2006

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