Schaefer, a 42 year old Cincinnati-based structural engineering firm, announced the relocation of its 50+ local team members to the Midland Building at 537 East Pete Rose Way. The largest purely structural engineering firm in the city, according to the latest Cincinnati Business Courier reporting, has continued to grow in revenue and team members, requiring a larger space to accommodate future projections. Its downtown office will open for business in fall 2018.
“We are in the enviable situation of having run out of office space,” said Schaefer President Greg Riley. “With great people, great work and a great culture, we’ve grown steadily and plan to add more creative team members so that we can continue to deliver smart structures that enhance our communities. We ultimately decided to make the move for live, work and play opportunities for our people, to be a differentiator in our recruiting efforts, and for better accessibility to our clients. Our new office will be just another reason why you’ll want to work at Schaefer.”
Schaefer will occupy an 18,000 sq ft space on the top floor of the four story building. High ceilings and large windows provide natural light and a private balcony offers riverfront views. Currently unfinished, Schaefer will fit out the space in accordance with its branding and preferred workspace design.
Office tenants also have access to an onsite fitness center with a cardio room, weight room, yoga studio, locker rooms and sauna. The location is walking distance from Sawyer Point, The Banks and Newport on the Levee, and a short streetcar ride to the rest of CBD and Over-the-Rhine.
“We remained focused on our goals to find an office that would inspire our current team members, attract new ones and excite our clients,” recalled Geoff Ryan, Schaefer office relocation project manager. “We aligned internal preferences with what we needed to fulfill our current and future firm goals.”
Schaefer currently resides in the Brendamour Building in Evendale at 10411 Medallion Drive. The firm has called the space home for 20 years, leasing additional space as the firm grew. Prior to that, the firm was located in the Colerain and Northside neighborhoods. The firm also has an office in Columbus, Ohio and Phoenix, Arizona, and designs permanent and temporary structures nationally.
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