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The ms Ultimate Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

Maggie Kearns | December 2018

This report, first released back in October, really got us thinking about our environment and the personal effects we are each having on it. Throughout the year, common headlines in the news have consistently circled around the environment. Topics like climate change, rising ocean temperatures, plastic in the oceans, rising emissions, and more are reported on each day.


ms Q+A: Sandipan Aditya

Maggie Kearns | December 2018

With an introduction to architecture early in life, Sandipan knew it was something that would always interest and intrigue him. We asked Sandipan about some of his other interests and how he spends his time outside the office.


What makes an award-winning hotel design?

Brent Thomas | December 2018

We sat down with the team’s Architectural Designer, Rachel Smith, and asked her how they turned the 106-year-old Stambaugh Building into an award-winning space.


Here’s what she had to say about the project.


ms Q+A: Heidi Tlachac

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Want to mix up your playlist, reading list, or Columbus nightlife routine? Ask Heidi! An adventurer at heart with a love of costuming, we asked Heidi more about her interests and how she spends her time outside of the office.


Nick Greenaway Nominated for Cleveland AIA Design Award

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Each year the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes the design talent and excellence of local firms at their Cleveland Design Awards ceremony. This year ms consultant’s own Nick Greenaway was nominated for the Student Design Award!


ms Q+A: Gary Williams

Maggie Kearns | October 2018

Most likely to be voted ‘class clown’ and ‘best dressed,’ Gary is a car enthusiast with a need for speed. Gary also leads our transportation business unit efforts here at ms and we asked him to share more about his life on and off the clock.


ms ESOP: An Additional Employee Benefit

Krystal Paisley | October 2018

Did you know that overall, employees control about 8% of corporate equity? If you’re wondering how that’s possible, it’s because a number of companies have turned to ESOPs, or employee stock ownership plans. And, one of the benefits of working at ms is that you are automatically enrolled in an ESOP!


STEPtember Challenge

Maggie Kearns | September 2018

While it definitely still feels like summer, our employees are gearing up for our fall wellness challenge. STEPtember, our fall Fitbit challenge, officially kicked off on September 3 and will run until October 14.


ms Q+A: David Hoening

Maggie Kearns | August 2018

A hockey enthusiast with an eye for design, David is one of the many talented members of our architectural design team. Whether you are looking for CBJ stats or a custom piece of reclaimed hockey stick art, David is the ms team member to find! We asked David to share more about his life outside the office.


Solar Powering the Production of Clean Energy

Maggie Kearns | August 2018

Solar panels and their ability to produce electricity can seem like a very complex process. To put things simply, solar panels are made up of small units called photovoltaic cells. These cells have the ability to convert sunlight to electricity. This conversion happens when particles of light, known as photons, knock electrons from their atoms, generating electricity. Metal conductive plates in the panels collect the electricity and transfer it to wires.