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Founded In: 1974
Size: 100-249 Employees
Annual Vol: Undisclosed

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A national architecture and engineering firm specializing in retail, industrial and commercial design that provides a full spectrum of design, production, development and construction administration services.

A staff of 80 people including architects, designers, engineers, interior designers and administrators.

A firm with offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; and Los Angeles, California.

A regular attendee of the AIA National Convention, SPECS, Global Shop, Retail Construction Expo, ICSC RECON, and Centerbuild.

A member of numerous professional associations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), International Code Council (ICC), Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

A member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and active in developing sustainable initiative programs with clients.

Award winning designers recognized by Visual Merchandising & Store Design (VMSD), Chain Store Age, Retail Construction Magazine, NAIOP, ASID, and Association of Retail Environments (ARE).

Experienced in retail store and new shopping center design, shopping center remodeling, big-box retail and mall renovations. Herschman Architects works directly with many national and local developers and retailers.

Experienced in design of commercial office buildings, religious institutions, single and multi-family housing, restaurants and industrial facilities.

Licensed to practice in North America.

For the first fifteen years from inception in 1974, Herschman Architects’ (HA) practice consisted almost exclusively of commercial and retail-based interior architecture. Driven by market factors in the mid 1990s, HA began transitioning into shell and ground-up buildings and more diverse project types including shopping centers, commercial, industrial and residential. Engineering (electrical, mechanical, structural) disciplines were added in 2005. 

HA takes pride in our longstanding client relationships, some lasting thirty plus years. HA attributes this client loyalty to the ability to deliver client-focused design within real world parameters of budget and schedule. Additionally, maintaining quality documentation along with contractor-friendly timeliness and accuracy in bidding and construction related communications are hallmarks of HA.

As designers and owners look at the ecological impact of materials, sustainability and lifecycle design, LEED®-accredited professionals incorporate environmental strategies to design high-performing buildings. HA understands that processes today affect the environment and future generations. HA offers sustainable design in the retail development industry, having participated in one of the first retail shell developments submitted for LEED® certification.

HA is a national firm, maintaining headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio since 1974. An Arizona office was opened in 2005, followed by a Los Angeles, California office in 2012.

The firm is an integral part of the business community and takes pride participating with non-profit and charitable organizations. Included are: Geauga Humane Society, benefiting animals; Crossroads/New Directions, benefiting at-risk youth; Product Runway, benefiting the American Cancer Society. The firm annually sponsors Canstruction Cleveland, benefiting the Cleveland Food Bank. Employees also serve on community architectural review boards as well as participating in other civic initiatives.

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Member of AIA (American Institute of Architects) AIA (American Institute of Architects)
Member of AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance) AKA (Architect Keystone Alliance)
Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
Member of CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
Member of ICC (International Code Council) ICC (International Code Council)
Member of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers) ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
Member of NAIOP (National Assn. of Industrial & Office Properties) NAIOP (National Assn. of Industrial & Office Properties)
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