Artisan (Interior Design)

Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle, Artisan is a 24-story, luxury high-rise apartment property boasting 298 units and numerous amenities. In an area of such rich cultural and educational institutions, the design foundation of Artisan is a celebration of the intersection of art and science. From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted with layers of warm woods seemingly floating above a reception desk that doubles as a coffee bar where tenants and guests can saddle up. The planes of wood are a backdrop to a whimsical dimensional art installation that draws you into the elevator lobby and popular gear room stocked with various activities, like bikes for a ride around the pond.

The standard units have two kitchen finish options—allowing tenants the flexibility to select a scheme that works with their style and furnishings. In addition to the standard units, the Club Level on the 23rd floor has an upgraded unit package including seamless slab backsplashes and luxury appliances in the kitchens. The ensuite bathrooms have soaking tubs and body sprayers in the showers for the renter looking for a penthouse experience.  

The crowning jewel of this 24-story building is the amenity floor with an outdoor lounge and pool deck on the East side that has unobstructed views to the lake. The adjacent indoor lounge is full of soft seating groupings that can support work during the day and tenant events in the evening. In addition to the stunning views, a gallery art wall, textural feature walls, and playful pendant light fixtures complement while adding dimension to the space.  

On the West side of the amenity floor, there is a media room and private party room with views to the lake and downtown Cleveland. To support the graduate student population and tenants who work from home, there is an extensive work lounge with a variety of seating to support multiple modalities of work. There are study rooms for small groups and individual call rooms with ergonomic sit-to-stand workstations and acoustic treatments ready for videoconferencing. 


Designed with environmental impact and wellbeing top of mind, Artisan has achieved a Green Building Initiative (GBI) Green Globes New Construction Multifamily certification at a Two Globes Level and is currently pursuing Fitwel certification. Wellness features include blackout shading in sleeping areas, acoustic sound controls, fitness spaces, and superior air filtration systems. Sustainability elements include a green roof that reduces urban heat island effect, high-performance glazing and insulated spandrels in the façade design, efficient LED lighting, and low-impact mechanical systems. The Artisan’s total operational emissions are 23% lower than a compared Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Median property. 

Maximizing its position in its rich cultural surroundings, the Artisan encourages residents to engage with each other, explore their surroundings, and fully enjoy where they live, work, and play. 

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