Music Building Bridge Repair

Donely’s Restoration Group completed structural concrete repairs and waterproofing to Cleveland State University’s Music Bridge.  Located in the heart of CSU’s main campus in downtown Cleveland, crews worked over a main thoroughfare to complete the necessary repairs to the bridge.


The design of the renovated space has very modern elements, emphasizing the use of open spaces and vivid solid colors. Many of the walls of the existing space had to be removed in order to create the vast open areas that are intended to support a team environment.

A steel-framed, square stairwell that features bamboo treads and is lighted from above with ornate, oblong lamps is a main focal point of the office. In addition, decorative gypsum soffits surround much of the space, creating a three-dimensional aspect. The kitchen’s free-form table is illuminated by a matching soffit above, while a rooftop deck on the second floor provides an outdoor eating area. A new soundproof conference room features high-tech audiovisual components including a built-in projector.

The project’s design maximizes daylight with plentiful windows and daylight access, while utilizing renewable energy resources. A full 89% of construction materials came from regional sources, and the office’s parking lot hosts six reserved spaces for fuel-efficient or low-emitting vehicles.

This project is LEED Gold certified.


Ruffin Hall – Studio Art Building

One of several projects included in the University’s plans to revamp its Arts Grounds, Ruffin Hall is the first new building to be constructed in this area of campus since the 1974. Home to the McIntire Department of Art’s studio art program, the new three-story facility helps the program meet the growing demand for its courses and unites all of the studio program’s classrooms and faculty offices under one roof.

Envisioned as a “village of the arts,” Ruffin Hall features abundant natural light, wide hallways for exhibiting student and faculty work, the latest ventilation systems, and freight elevators for moving large objects. The facility houses low-maintenance studios designed specifically for the teaching of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, performance art, and digital media. Updated classrooms, exhibition galleries, workrooms, faculty offices, and outdoor work spaces are just some of the much-appreciated features in the new facility.

Lakewood Medical Center Expansion

This project consisted of the construction of a three-story shell with a structural steel frame. The exterior façade of the building is made up of precast concrete, granite, and glass curtainwall. The main focal point of the structure is the new three-story atrium, featuring glass-enclosed elevators, granite floors, and views of the landscaping outside. Included in this project was a 10,000 sq. ft. buildout for an Imaging Center that houses an MRI and a CAT Scan


Medical Arts Center III

This facility houses a state-of-the-art cancer center fully equipped with a lead-lined simulator room, a linear accelerator room contained within six feet of concrete on all sides, and a cancer treatment floor. As a resource for patients, families, and friends, the center houses a Community Resource Center stocked with brochures, periodicals, videos, and internet access to related information. The Resource Center overlooks the Cancer Center’s two-story lobby and waterfall.

The decor of the center was designed to create a healing environment with bright, airy rooms filled with natural light and wall coverings, carpet, and furniture in comforting colors and textures.