Woolpert—a national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm and the largest AEG firm headquartered in Ohio—has opened a new Cincinnati office in Over-the-Rhine (OTR).
The office will be home to 20-plus full-time architects, engineers, surveyors and support staff, who will work in concert with the firm’s 700 networked employees in 23 offices across the country.
OTR reflects the Cincinnati office’s intended focus of multidisciplinary projects and adaptive re-use, or bringing new life to once vacant or neglected buildings. The historic district has been undergoing a business and cultural renaissance during the last 15 years and has attracted many design and high-tech startup firms.
“With Woolpert being a full-service architecture, MEP, structural, civil [engineering] and geospatial company, we excel at multidisciplinary, adaptive re-use projects,” Woolpert VP Mike Battles said. “We also are able to leverage these comprehensive services in-house, and back them up with the efficiency of our extensive geospatial/technology side. That combination of assets sets us apart, even in this dynamic setting.”
Woolpert architect James Dobrozsi added that the firm’s “single source” and “single point of accessibility” for all site development and building projects enables the firm to respond to client needs from feasibility to completion. “Woolpert has been part of the development of Southwest Ohio for over 100 years,” Dobrozsi said. “To continue to be a viable force in the design community, it is critical for us to be in the heart of the revitalization in Cincinnati and the OTR community, which is one of the greatest collections of 19th- and early 20th-century architecture in the country.”
Woolpert President and CEO Scott Cattran added that this move to a new Cincinnati location is in line the company’s mission to help employees and clients progress, and to move forward through forward thinking. “Our new Over-the-Rhine location reflects our progressive and innovative approach to architecture, engineering and geospatial services, and provides a hip new location for our talented employees who live in and around the Cincinnati community,” he said.
Woolpert was founded in 1911 in Dayton, where its headquarters remain. The Greater Cincinnati Area was home to the firm’s first regional office branch, which opened in 1972.
The firm continues to grow in the Cincinnati region and across the country. In the last two years, Woolpert experienced a 47-percent growth in sales and 12 percent rise in its workforce, the company reports. In 2016, it was designated as a Great Place to Work, a national program that polls employees based on trust in company leadership, pride in what they do and enjoyment in the company of their co-workers.