October 9, 2019

Bethany School Featured by American Institute of Architects

An architect (Chad Edwards) and engineer (Terrance Liette) present Bethany School as a case study and give advice on how to be sustainable and cost-effective at the same time.
October 3, 2019

District 3 Police Station Wins ILFI Net Zero Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Awards celebrate leaders who are building a net-zero future through their work in the carbon, energy, water, waste, transit and / or policy sectors. The Awards were presented in front of the full 1,200+ person audience at the Net Zero Conference and Expo, in Petree Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
September 19, 2019

From Aircraft Hangar to Advanced Power and Thermal Research Lab

Building 23 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was originally constructed in 1934 as an aircraft hangar and aircraft component test facility. While it had many uses over the years, it had languished and sat abandoned. But, the leaders at WPAFB had a vision to convert this historic structure into a 53,000 square foot modern laboratory facility, where state-of-the-art research could be conducted for energy, power, and thermal management to support current and future Air Force applications.
September 11, 2019

emersion DESIGN Named Finalist: Family and Private Business Awards

The top businesses in and around the Greater Cincinnati region were honored last evening at the 20th annual Goering Center Family and Private Business Awards at JACK Casino, Cincinnati. Nearly 700 people from the Goering Center for Family and Private Business network of business owners, volunteers, community leaders and corporate partners attended the celebration.
August 5, 2019

Transforming a 1920s Historic Landmark into a State-of-the-Art Aviation Laboratory

Building 19 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) has a rich history, which includes Orville Wright’s participation in the commissioning of one of the world’s most powerful and efficient wind tunnels. The decision to rehabilitate Building 19 into a laboratory, shows both the commitment to Wright-Patt’s legacy in aviation research, as well as the leadership to prepare for future innovations. See the full article on pages (44-45) of Midwestern Flyer Magazine.
July 18, 2019

emersion DESIGN is a Semi-Finalist to be Recognized as Best in Class

emersion DESIGN is a Semi-Finalist for the 20th Annual Goering Center Family & Private Business Awards! An independent panel of judges will be considering the legacy, leadership and culture development that distinguishes emersion from other Greater Cincinnati regional businesses. Winners will be announced at the gala this fall at the JACK Cincinnati Casino on September 10, 2019.
May 8, 2019

West Chester Fire Station: Rebuild Recommended

Our Civic Leader and project manager, Tim Wiley, recommends that West Chester's original space be razed and a new, larger station built on site. When making the decision to renovate or build, Wiley explained, “the numbers [were] so close that the advantages of new construction totally outweighed the renovation option.”
April 17, 2019

Board of Education Approves Loveland City Schools' Facility Master Plan

We presented the final option for Loveland City Schools' Facility Master Plan last night and received a 5-0 approval from the board! It is such a joy to work alongside the district as we continue #BuildingTigerNation!
April 16, 2019

Contractors Selected for Little Miami Local Schools Construction

Skanska USA and Megen Construction Company have been selected for the $64 million school construction project. Congrats, Little Miami Local Schools, you are one step closer to giving your students, faculty, and administration the spaces they deserve!
March 29, 2019

Chad Edwards Published on AIA Knowledge Net

"Just remember, as a design industry we have the technology and tools to create high performing buildings on almost any budget. You just need the right mindset and the right approach. And you can start today." Learn how to design Net-Zero Ready buildings - on a budget.
March 15, 2019

Cincinnati Magazine Highlight's Cincinnati's 2030 District

Check out Cincinnati Magazine’s article on our Cincinnati 2030 District! It provides a great overview of the formation of the district and interviews some of the early, local voices of the district. “When Ed Mazria, one of America’s most notable architects, presented data more than a decade ago showing that roughly 50 percent of a city’s greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings, not cars, buses, and trucks, well, the architectural world was turned upside down. ‘We are trained as architects to make our buildings a better place for the health and the safety of their occupants,’ notes Chad Edwards, a principal at emersion DESIGN. ‘So Ed’s presentation sent shock waves through our industry. We realized we had to fix this.’”
January 30, 2019

Tim Wiley, emersion's Civic Leader, Published in American City & County

Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) provides subtle yet strong design-based security. As you consider your next public improvement project, please ask your design professionals to include CPTED principles to their technological solutions in their designs. It will make your community a better and safer place. To read Tim's commentary on the importance of CPTED design principles, see the link below!
December 20, 2018

Cincinnati is a 2030 District!

It's official! Cincinnati is now an established 2030 District - the 21st in the world - and we are one of the founding members! Thank you to all who have helped make this a reality over the last 14 months.
December 7, 2018

Grand Opening of Transitions Addiction Treatment Center

According to Kenton County Judge-executive, Kris Knochelmann, the cooperation with Transitions, Inc. and Project 180 is the way to make Northern Kentucky "one of the healthiest communities in the country... We value life, the lives of addicted, the lives of pregnant moms, the lives of men who are ready to change their lives and their success is dependent upon us working together. That’s what we do in Northern Kentucky." See the link below for details on the renovated treatment center's grand opening and open house on Dec. 17th.
November 9, 2018

Cincinnati Art Museum's Schmidlapp Gallery Wins Cincinnati Design Award

Cincinnati Art Museum's Schmidlapp Gallery won a Cincinnati Design Award for it's interior architecture! The museum's Director, Cameron Kitchin, shares his thoughts on the renovation: “This project has been in the making since 1907. The new Schmidlapp Gallery borrows from the best of our installations over time. It is a rethinking of not just the design, but the purpose of the space—why it exists in the architecture of the building and the pathway of the visitor experience.” Thank you to all who helped make this project so successful!
November 1, 2018

Chatfield College Recognized for Historic, Energy Efficient Renovation

Chatfield College's Over-the-Rhine Campus was recognized in the University Business Magazine for its historic, energy efficient renovation. Take an inside look at the repurposed building!
September 19, 2018

Outstanding Sustainability & Energy Project Award

Cincinnati Police Department District 3 has done it again! The Net-Positive, LEED Platinum Police Station won the Outstanding Sustainability & Energy Project award at the 2018 Dayton Green Expo yesterday! It is always a pleasure working with the City Of Cincinnati Government to achieve their sustainability goals.
September 12, 2018

Excitement and Awareness Spread on the 2030 District

Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Green Umbrella, and Chad Edwards, emersion DESIGN, were featured on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati this morning. Excitement is building for Cincinnati's upcoming 2030 District!
August 9, 2018

Ohio History Connection - Chatfield College

A local, mission driven, higher education institution - which is focused on serving the inner city population - is participating in the Ohio History Connection's (formerly the Ohio Historical Society) Open Doors project. Stop by Chatfield College's Over-the-Rhine campus from 9-11am on Saturday, September 15th to learn more about the history of the building. Chad Edwards will discuss how to repurpose a historic structure into an award winning 21st century learning environment while working alongside the Ohio Historic Preservation Office.
August 8, 2018

Breakout Sessions Announced

Check out the High Performance Buildings Seminar breakout sessions! Chad Edwards and Tom Shanks will discuss AeroHub, an upcoming Advanced Manufacturing District in Cincinnati. For a brief overview of the project, check out the link below.