Donley's has been selected as one of the winners of the prestigious 2013 Build Ohio Award. One of six award winners, Donley's was honored in the New Construction $7-30 Million category for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland project, which was completed in October 2012.
Donley's received its bronze and green marble Build Ohio award during the 22nd annual Build Ohio Celebration on November 15, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
MOCA, a landmark four-story structure appears as an inventive massing of eight geometric facets, all sloping at various angles, all coming together to create a powerful abstract form. Clad primarily in mirror-finish black Rimex stainless steel, the façade reflects its urban surroundings, changing in appearance with differences in light and weather. An entrance atrium leads to the lobby, café, and shop, and to a double-height multi-purpose room for public programs and other events. The main gallery occupies the top floor and features movable walls that enable the 6,000 sq. ft. space to be divided into a variety of configurations. This floor houses a gallery specifically for new-media work and a lounge with a view of the city. Devised for both environmental and fiscal sustainability, the project is seeking LEED Silver certification, and is considered technically inventive, and visually stunning.
MOCA has been listed as one of Business Insider's "25 Coolest New Building of 2012" and as "one of the best architecture projects of 2012," according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Associated General Contractors of Ohio hosts Build Ohio annually to celebrate the commercial construction industry and to recognize contractors for excellence in construction. A panel of retired construction professionals selected the Build Ohio winners based on the following criteria: excellence in client service, meeting the challenge of a difficult job, excellence in project management, and innovations in construction techniques and materials.