Our Approach

Our Approach

Our designs are a reflection of the mission and culture conveyed by each client. We create physical environments that are intimately connected to people, function, context and the environment to achieve the highest level of beauty and practicality.

We Listen, Collaborate, Create and Implement.

Each client and project is unique, but there are fundamental steps in our process that enable us to capture each vision and turn them into realities. We seek to thoroughly understand a design problem before offering a solution through communication with our clients about their needs and desires. Project delivery is highlighted by our steadfast attention to detail and our commitment to delivering the highest quality of professional services with the goal of creating exciting projects that exceed the expectations of our client as well as the people who will experience the environment.

1975 - 1978

1975 - 1978

Partnership between George Raeder and Richard Peterson was formed and the firm is founded as Peterson/Raeder Architects.  Firm begins working with BFGoodrich on research and development labs and offices as well as Kent State University.

1979 - 1982

1979 - 1982

Michael Domokur joins the firm as a draftsman ('79). Firm begins working with the Ohio Bell Telephone Company ('81). Other major clients are developed in the energy and telecom markets. Firm is officially incorporated as a sub-chapter "S" Corporation.

1983 - 1988

1983 - 1988

The first (confidential client) project in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is completed, starting more than a 30 year relationship ('83).  The firm begins working with AT&T and the U.S. Postal Service ('85).

1989 - 1992

1989 - 1992

Firm Ownership expands to include Mike Domokur, John Robinson and Dennis Edwards ('89) - soon after we opened our new office at Crystal Pointe 202 Montrose West Ave. in Akron, Ohio ('90).

1993 - 2000

1993 - 2000

As George Raeder ('93) and Richard Peterson ('96) leave to pursue other interests, firm name is changed to Domokur Robinson Edwards to reflect the current ownership ('98). 

2001 - 2004

2001 - 2004

Domokur Architects current office is constructed at 4651 Medina Rd. in Akron (Copley) Ohio ('01).  Michael Tabeling from Beck & Tabeling joins firm bringing his wealth of experience in the library and higher education markets ('01).

2005 - 2007

2005 - 2007

Michael Domokur becomes sole owner of the firm ('05).  Jessica Gaone becomes our first LEED Accredited Professional ('07), ushering in the firmwide push toward sustainable design and more environmentally conscious office practices.

2008 - 2011

2008 - 2011

Name officially changes to Domokur Architects to reflect the current ownership ('08). Greg Copeland and his planning team from the Cleveland, Ohio firm Schmidt Copeland join Domokur Architects ('08), expanding our services to the Camp and Parks & Recreation markets. Michael Augoustidis of the Cleveland firm MAA Architects also joins Domokur ('10), bringing his years of experience in the Healthcare and Corporate Interiors markets as well as invaluable experience in the practice of Adaptive Reuse and Historic Renovation. 

Today

Today

Today, Domokur Architects has 39 employees. Our major areas of focus are Corporate Offices, Children's Camps, Higher Education Facilities, Healthcare, Bio-Tech/Laboratories and Adaptive Reuse/Redevelopment. 

Domokur Architects has instituted sustainable design efforts consistently in our architectural design for many different building types, as well as in our own office. Our office building has sustainable base building components such as ample glazing for daylighting, and natural ventilation, as well as an energy efficient envelope and building systems.

Domokur Architects is committed to many green office programs including a sustainable procurement program that purchases office supplies with recycled content and light bulbs with low-mercury. A recycling program has been implemented and we are recycling over 62% of the total waste produced, largely by donating paper waste to the local library for fundraising. Other upgrades include water-conserving plumbing fixtures, and green exterior management policies, including restoring native vegetation and an employee vegetable garden.

Our office has ten LEED professionals, along with other employees working with LEED and sustainable design. Our goal is to provide healthy, productive atmospheres, while considering economic and environmental benefits.