We’re grateful for the deeply satisfying relationships we share with our clients. It’s business, yes, but it becomes personal when you build long lasting partnerships over years.
We’ve been in business since 1974. Our history of continuity and growth is due in large part to repeat business, referrals from satisfied clients, and a commitment to providing professional development and career opportunities for our people.
What we mean by “Experience.”
“Experience” is the catalyst that promotes trust and enables delivery. Watch our leadership outline our history, growth, and client base.
On Our Cleveland Roots
“Our firm is a reflection of Cleveland. We are really hard workers, but we play hard too. We have fun events we sponsor like a golf outing, cookouts and so forth. We genuinely like each other and enjoy spending time together. That’s the Cleveland spirit.”
On Our Staff
“Part of the reason we’re able to provide great service is that we have an incredibly dedicated staff—people who’ve been with ADA for years. Our turnover is very low. Once people join ADA, they become part of our “family.” We focus on the individual here, making sure each person has opportunities for growth.”
On Our Heritage
“I’m really grateful for the opportunity to lead ADA with Jim into the future. The firm has a proud heritage—we are definitely standing on the shoulders of giants: George Draeger, Bob Acciari, Marty Strelau, Kurt Schmitz, all very good architects and members of the local community. They laid the foundation for the success we are experiencing today.”
Meet Our Team
We are client managers, architects, designers, and engineers committed to our clients’ profitability and our staff’s professional development.
Since our founding as George Draeger Architect in 1974, we have grown to nearly 60 employees who serve clients in all 50 states.
Explore Our Services
We provide a full suite of Architectural and Engineering services to serve our clients’ needs.
What Our Clients Say
“I rely on my team at ADA to get quality stores open on time and they always deliver. Their design and production processes set our projects up for success, and they always jump right in to help incorporate changes and solve unexpected problems.”
Stephanie Mallory | Director of Construction
Restaurant Depot/Jetro Cash & Carry
We’d love to help you meet your business or career goals.
Confidentially tell us about your plans to become an architect or launch a new prototype or an aggressive rollout. Whatever the case, we’re ready to have that conversation.