Projects

Academic & Healthcare
180 Wells AvenueAthletic & Recreation CenterBienen School of Music, Northwestern UniversityBridgewater State UniversityBroad Art Museum at Michigan State UniversityBrown University & Ship Street SquareCenter D’Art Diane DufresneCharles H. Wright Museum of African American HistoryCIGI Campus at University of WaterlooCleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic parking lotCleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical ProfessionalsCollege Campus in Amherst MACornell Community Center & LibraryDaemen CollegeGoldring Student CenterHarrison Medical BuildingHawthorn School Science CourtyardHillfield Strathallan College CourtyardHudson Valley Office ComplexHutchinson Metro CentreLoyola University St. Ignatius Community PlazaLoyola University West QuadMalcolm X CollegeMaria Fareri Children’s HospitalMcMaster University StreetMichigan State University, College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids Research CenterMichigan UniversityMiss Porter’s School – Admissions BuildingMohawk CollegeNew England TechNorth Central College – Sesquicentennial WalkwayNorth Gateway Plaza, University of Toronto Mississauga CampusNortheastern Illinois UniversityOrchard Park Athletic FieldOrozco AcademyPalos Community HospitalPittsburgh Theological SeminaryPlymouth District LibraryRobert J. Richardson Middle SchoolRowan College at Burlington CountyRoxbury Latin SchoolRutgers School of BusinessStonehill CollegeSUNY Cortland Tennis CourtsThe Museum of Science & IndustryThe Yard, Rutgers UniversityTinkham Veale University Centre, Case Western Reserve UniversityTriton College StadiumUniversity of Chicago – 58th Street WestUniversity of Chicago North Science QuadUniversity of ConnecticutUniversity of Illinois at Chicago PavilionUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Toronto – Mississauga CampusUniversity of WisconsinUptown Alleyway & MOCAWaterloo CourthouseWaubonsee Community College

Cleveland Clinic parking lot

Cleveland Clinic parking lot

Cawrse & Associates, Inc.

Avon, OH

The existing Cleveland Clinic Hospital located in Avon, Ohio needed to expand in order to continue meeting the health care needs of its community. The clinic identified that they needed to build a new, multi story bed tower and the byproduct of this new bed tower was the need for a massive increase in parking on a tight budget. The challenge the design team faced was that much of the available property and the adjacent property was wetland. In order to protect the wetland, stormwater runoff from the parking lot was not allowed.

The design team, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, decided that permeable pavers was the product of choice to deal with the stormwater sensitivities. The high infiltration rate of Eco-OptilocTM meant that stormwater would be reabsorbed below ground. The ‘L’ interlocking shape of Eco-OptilocTM provided superior resistance to heavy vehicular and truck traffic. The mechanical installation of the pavers, coupled with the low cost of maintenance, kept the project on budget in the short and long term.