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  • 1.1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Google Birmingham, MIGoogles downtown Birmingham facility features 20 tall ceilings and 17,000square feet of floor space including a mezzanine. The space includes anopen office area, private office, conference rooms, video conferencing spaces,an in-house dining facility, a cafe, and a game room for relieving stress.After a quick game of ping-pong, employees can take a ride down the customdesigned indoor tube slide to quickly get back to their workstations.. Photographed by Christopher LarkPage1of 2

2. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Google Birmingham, MIConcentrating on advertising sales for the Big Three, the design of theoffice took on an appropriate automotive theme. With 18 tall, black andwhite graphics of classic automobiles, and exposed duct work to mimic theunderside of an automobile, the space has become a truly unique additionto the Google family of offices. In addition to the office space, Google hascreated the Now cafe. This 2,00 square foot retail space provides free wirelessInternet, large LCD TV screens, and plenty of coffee to support the surroundingcommunity. Awarded:IIDA Michigan Interior Design Excellence Awards:Best of CompetitionFirst Place Winner - Contract over 10,000sfPhotographed by Christopher LarkPage 2 of 2 3. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226 KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 The Lofts of Merchants Row Detroit, MichiganThe Lofts of Merchants Row is an adaptive reuse project that creates a 178,000 squarefoot complex which combines five nationally registered historic buildings and onenew ground-up building into a new mixed-use development. The two city blockof buildings were once used for retail and warehouse space for several of Detroitsmost popular department stores will now blend Loft Style residential living andcommercial retail environments. With the addition of a ten story parking structure,the entire Merchants Row development becomes an asset to the surrounding CampusMartius area. By retaining and embracing the historic nature of the existing buildings,the development was able to utilize Historic Tax Credits, Brownfield Tax Credits andObsolete Building Tax Credits to aid in the financing of the project.Typ 1200 Block Floor Plan page 1 of 2 4. 1420 Broadway Detroit, Mi 48226 KraemerDesignGroup 313.965.3399 phone 313.965.3555 facsimile The Lofts of Merchants Row Detroit, Michigan The residential Loft Style units provide all the amenities that a person living in the Central Business District will need; such as an open kitchen (including dishwasher) with an island, open living room with a view of downtown Detroit, and a spacious bathroom with laundry. The units range in size from 650 square feet Studios to 2,600 square feet two story-Three Bedroom units with roof top decks.Featured in: CAM Magazine, October 2005 page 2 of 2 5. 1420 Broadway Detroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup 313.965.3399 phone 313.965.3555 facsimile Private Loft Detroit, Michigan The regeneration of the penthouse of this historic building into a private residential loft was a joint effort in detailed design expertise and construction ingenuity. Starting with a bare palette and a large, voluminous space, the client wanted functional living space that allowed for work as well as entertaining, but with a sophisticated and contemporary feel that was juxtaposed against the original features of the building. The solution was to keep minimal space for the two bedrooms and leave the majority of the loft as living space. Photographed by Christopher Lark1 of 2 6. 1420 Broadway Detroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup 313.965.3399 phone 313.965.3555 facsimile Private Loft Detroit, Michigan From the time a guest gets off the elevator and sees the cherry veneer clad curved wall, marble floor and 22 foot ceiling, walks down the hallway with the built in book shelves, and into the living room with the wood floor and 12 foot windows, custom fireplace unit and custom entertainment center, it is obvious that the client was serious about his desire to have beautiful, simple materials accompany the clean, crisp living space and have all of that complement the existing assets of the space itself. The original brick walls, windows and the skylights were updated to complete the renovation of the building itself. This loft is one fine example of how new and old are intertwined to create a masterful outcome that fills the desire to have a contemporary space in an historic building.Featured in:Detroit Home Magazine, February/March 2005 Fine Interiors Magazine, Premier Issue 2005 Photographed by Christopher Lark2 of 2 7. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Hilton Garden InnDetroit, MichiganThe newest ground-up hotel in Detroit is located in Harmonie Park; close to the newhome of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.This ten story, limited service hotel has 198 rooms, a full bar and restaurant, meetingrooms, indoor pool and a 2-story glass atrium rotunda. This will be a signature projectin Detroit because it has been almost 10 years since any new hotel facilities havebeen built. Not only is it the first new hotel in Detroit in years, it is also the firstproject in Southeastern Michigan to use an innovative new structural brick curtainwall system. This new system allows for the elimination of shelf angles at each floorwhich carry the typical brick facade, as the entire weight of the facade is transferredthrough the brick directly to the reinforced mat foundation. Omitting the shelf anglesamounts to a substantial savings over typical brick facade construction. While thiscost saving system has been used successfully on projects out of state, KraemerDesign Group was the first to bring this technology to the Detroit area. Featured in: CAM Magazine, January 2003 Ascent Precast Design Possibilities, Summer 2004 Awarded: Best Project Team (Michigan) 8. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226 KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Clear!Blue, Inc. Birmingham, MichiganThe second office KDG created for Clear!Blue is steps away from their originallocation that was outgrown in December 2001. This space is significantly larger,6,000 square feet, and is located on a prominent corner in downtown Birmingham.The space will now hold up to 24 staff and includes a large reception area, openworkspace area, two conference rooms, and a project room. The large presentationconference room is curved and has translucent fish-scale panels with sliding doorsthat allow light to filter through and out to the main work area. An employee breakarea features a freestanding bar with stools and lounge chairs in front of a wall finishedwith an erasable marker surface. The area is illuminated with track lighting and abarrel vault skylight. The overall space is a contrast of beautifully finished floors,lighting and furnishings with raw, exposed loft ceiling and existing brick walls. Featured in: Michigan Real Estate Journal, August 2002 CAM Magazine, December 2002 9. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226 KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Emsix Troy, Michigan Kraemer Design Group was given the opportunity to design a new 4,000 square footoffice for this up and coming graphic design and web design development company. The conceptual plan has an entry and conference room that wows the client whenthey enter the office, with large swinging conference room doors with wheels andprojection surface. Attached to the outside of the conference room curved wall is asmall private work area/phone booth, and community table. A main street at one sideof the space leads through the open design studio with workstations, lounge area anda foosball arena. At the end of the main street are private offices and a computerroom. Featured in:Michigan Real Estate Journal, May 2002Metro Detroit Office Guide, Summer 2002 Awarded:2001 Best of Troy 10. 1420 Broadway Detroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup 313.965.3399 phone 313.965.3555 facsimile NTH Detroit Detroit, Michigan NTH Consultants sought Kraemer Design Groups assistance in becoming Ford Fields first commercial tenant, consolidating over 40 employees into 13,000 square feet of open office space. KDG was charged with blending NTHs corporate identity into the former J. L. Hudson warehouse architecture. Existing concrete columns were painted and left exposed, highlighted at the ceiling with a metal trim ring and contemporary track lighting. Custom millwork at the reception and waiting area outside the conference rooms also expressed the circular theme. Conference rooms were located to take advantage of the end zone vantage point.Featured in:Real Estate & Construction Review, Vol. 3 Photographed by Christopher Lark 11. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555 Delta Vision Okemos, MichiganThe second 2,500 square foot optometry shop for a Lansing eye doctor located in afast growing, upscale community. The design of this space is targeted at a youngerand affluent clientele, with a contemporary and innovative use of common materials.The fixtures, millwork and seating are built-in with a neutral color fiberboard. Thecolor and excitement is emphasized in the carpet pattern and the paint. The use ofcontemporary manufacturers displays also give the space a high-tech look. Featured in:CAM Magazine, September 2001 Awarded:The Doc Award of Excellence, 2001 12. 1420 BroadwayDetroit, Mi 48226 KraemerDesignGroup313.965.3399 phone313.965.3555