Domokur Architects

Domokur architects aim for their designs to be a reflection of the mission and culture conveyed by each client. They create physical environments that are intimately connected to people, function, context and the environment to achieve the highest level of beauty and practicality.

Each client and project is unique, but there are fundamental steps in Domokur’s process that enable them to capture each vision and turn them into realities. Domokur seeks to thoroughly understand a design problem before offering a solution through communication with their clients about their needs and desires. Project delivery is highlighted by their steadfast attention to detail and commitment to delivering the highest quality of professional services with the goal of creating exciting projects that exceed the expectations of their client as well as the people who will experience the environment.

See some examples of their work and clients below.


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Wayne County Courthouse and adaptive reuse of the Nick Amster Building
Wooster, Ohio
This project consisted of renovations of the Courthouse and the Adaptive Reuse of the adjacent Nick Amster Building. The Nick Amster Building was purchased by Wayne County in an effort to address current and future space needs. Its location contiguous to the west wall of the Wayne County Courthouse, allowed for expansion of existing departments related to or supporting the Court System.


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Asbury Woods | Master Plan
Erie, Pennsylvania
The Asbury Woods Nature Center sits on 200 acres of rich, ecologically diverse land in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Master Plan included the Nature Center and the associated Trails and Greenways. The site master plan includes improvement of the current ecological condition of the Greenway and development of new trails, boardwalks, a renovated barn, and bridges for the over 130,000 visitors who use the facility. The Nature Center building was expanded and renovated with new exhibit space, meeting rooms, resource space, and classrooms, while implementing green and sustainable design principles throughout the process.

  • It 2008 Green Power: Turn On! Award
  • Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future
  • 2006 Excellence in Construction Award of Merit
  • The Associated Builders and Contractors
  • 2005 First Place – New Construction Award
  • Millcreek Township Design Awards
  • Award for Renovation
  • The Erie Historical Society

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Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation | Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Metropark’s Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation is an urban park in the heart of Cleveland’s industrial valley along the Cuyahoga River. The park provides a much needed open space resource and focuses on the history of the canal and the city’s industrial heritage. The center’s architectural form illustrates the relationship of people at work, nature at work, and systems at work, which is the central theme of the park. The facility provides orientation, exhibit, administration, and activity spaces.

  • 2000 First Place, Award for Achievement in Design
  • Northern Ohio Live
  • 2000 Centennial Medallion Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 1999 Award for Contribution and Excellence
  • Ohio Planning Conference
  • Completed by Planning Team prior to joining Domokur Architects

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Whiskey Island Park
Cleveland, Ohio
The team was hired as the lead consultant to work with the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission for the establishment of programmatic concepts for Whiskey Island Park. The Park anchors the remarkable position Cleveland enjoys between the two world-class natural resources of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Lake Erie. The concept for Whiskey Island builds on its distinctive and inherent qualities. Assets such as the Island’s rich history and its unique natural condition are strong building blocks. The concept was to create a regional heritage park as a gateway to the City, Lake, and River that serves as a community-use environmental treasure and center for outdoor educational and recreational activities.


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Honda Wetland Education Center at Glacier Ridge | Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks
Columbus, Ohio
The team brought to life the conceptual plan and program established by Metro Parks and funded in part by The Honda Motor Company. 180 acres of wetlands were constructed and restored on this 970-acre park to provide the public a unique opportunity to view active wetlands. The project includes two new structures for educational opportunities for visitors of Glacier Ridge Metro Park. The new Orientation Shelter and restrooms, were composed in part by a dismantled and relocated historic barn, and provide a focal point for the Park. A two-story observation tower provides dramatic views of the wetlands.

  • 2005 Sustainable Design Merit Award
  • American Society of Landscape Architects – Ohio
  • 2005 Meritorious Facility Development Award
  • Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

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Kent State Library | Master Plan
Kent, Ohio
The KSU Library planning study (2010) was based on the provision of parking for campus electric GEM (Global Electric Motorcars) vehicles, covered paths of entry for administration officials and segregation of pedestrian paths through the library service yard. Additional planning efforts reinforced existing garden areas and created opportunities to provide covered walk-ways with photo-voltaic panels to power site lighting requirements. Additional study yielded ADA compliant parking with drop-off areas. The expansion of an existing greenhouse and secure, indoor parking were also featured.


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Nature Center | Shaker Lakes – Renovations and Additions
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Originally built to prevent the construction of a freeway through a series of lakes, creeks, and wetlands in a significant inner-ring suburb of Cleveland, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes was completely renovated and expanded. The 11,000 square foot design enables the center to meet the demands of environmental programming, while providing a much needed exhibit venue to enhance the visitor experience. An important design premise for the project was to demonstrate Green Design features that community home owners can consider. This project was awarded a Gund Foundation grant to analyze the application of green design strategies for renovation projects. Green design features include: recycled building materials for the original construction.

  • Designed with LEED® Certification Criteria
  • 2005 Energy Star Small Business Network Award
  • 2004 Preservation Award for Architecturally Appropriate Addition
  • Shaker Heights Landmark Commission

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Girl Scouts of Colorado Magic Sky Ranch
Red Feather, CO
Magic Sky Ranch is the first new Girl Scout resident camp developed in the last 30 years. The site includes over 700 acres of land in Red Feather, Colorado, along the eastern slope near Fort Collins. We were responsible for the master plan, site plan approval, site design and facility design. The facility serves campers and troops on a year round basis. The plan includes 4 villages, a large Dining Hall which includes the Health Center and Office on the lower level. Major activities include the Equestrian Center, Indoor Activity Center, Adventure Course, and a playing field.


These key professionals will work most closely with JMA and your project; however, all associates of DOMOKUR may be available depending upon your needs:

GREGORY A. COPELAND
REGISTERED LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT, ASLA, CLARB
gregGreg has 40 years of experience working with non-profit organizations and public institutions. He is a member of our planning team and is recognized as a national leader in the design and development of children’s camps, retreat centers and environmental education centers. Educational background: Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1970, Michigan State University.

JESSICA RILEY, LEED AP BD+C – Sustainable Design Coordinator
REGISTERED ARCHITECT
jessicaJessica is a leader for Sustainable Design and Implementation. She has served a LEED Project Team Administrator and her achievements included LEED Gold and Silver Certified projects. Most recently she successfully completed the LEED Silver Certification for a $73M building for the J.M. Smucker Co. She is currently working on several master planning projects related to outdoor recreation, teaching and discovery. Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, 2005, Kent State University, Masters of Architecture, 2006, Kent State University.

Kelly Coffman, LEED AP
kellyLandscape architect Kelly brings a systems-based approach to planning and landscape architecture projects. She is interested in bridging the gap between green spaces and existing building infrastructure, designing facilities that connect people with nature, and working with communities to encourage positive regional development. Educational Background: Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1989, Ohio State University.


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