KZF Design Headquarters

Cutting-edge studio environment promotes creativity, innovation and sustainability.

Project Type

KZF Design

Construction Cost

Square Feet
36,000 SF

This 1915, three-story reinforced concrete structure is the award-winning headquarters of KZF Design. The LEED® Gold and ENERGY STAR® certified building is a showplace of innovative workplace and sustainable design for this architectural, engineering, interior design and urban planning firm. Originally the home of the US Shoe Machinery Company, the entire 36,000 SF building has been renovated and adapted into cutting-edge architectural and engineering design studios. Bathed in natural light, the voluminous spaces house the firm’s employees in a contemporary, open-office concept. The studio environment encourages creativity and staff recruitment and retention.

This building received a 2011 Honorable Mention Award for Built Work from the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Juror Scott Duncan, Design Director for SOM New York, presented the award and stated that the jury commented, “We would all like to work there.”