Thorson Baker + Associates - Consulting Engineers


TBA has designed projects involving Renovation, Restoration, Adaptive Reuse and Historic Preservation. From the relocation of the historic Howe House to a new site half a mile away on the Erie Canal in downtown Akron, to converting the 300,000 SF historic flagship Higbee department store into the new Jack Casino, TBA has diverse and unique design experience in the renovation market.

We understand the limitations and guidelines associated with historic renovation. We also have exposure to the many unique and antiquated structural systems used in the past, with a knowledge of their limitations and the ability to evaluate their structural capacity and structural integrity.

Restoration of existing structures can be complex requiring a knowledge of past construction methods and building systems, with a creative approach to adaptation and renovation. TBA has that knowledge and creativity.

Other Renovation Projects
Client Project Name Location Cost Markets
3CDC Mercer Commons Cincinnati, OH $51,000,000 Renovation
Berea Community Berea Police & Fire Berea, KY $12,300,000 Renovation
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine HG Wood Building Cleveland, OH $18,000,000 Renovation
Case Western Reserve University Leutner Hall Renovation and Additions Cleveland, OH $7,000,000 Renovation
Cleveland MetroParks Zoo Gorilla Exhibit Renovation Cleveland, OH Renovation
Developers Diversified Realty Corp Skyview Plaza Redevelopment Orlando, FL Renovation
Edina Park Plaza Edina, MN $30,000,000 Renovation
Rock Gaming Ritz Carlton Hotel Cleveland, OH Renovation
The Foundry Rowing & Sailing Training Center Cleveland, OH $9,400,000 Renovation
University of Akron Auburn Science Center Phase II Rehabilitation Akron, OH $18,800,000 Renovation
Walsh Jesuit High School Football Stadium, Kitchen, & Entry Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Western Reserve Academy Wilson Hall Hudson, OH Renovation
Wright Memorial Public Library Oakwood, OH $513,000 Renovation
YMCA YMCA Conversion to Senior Housing Steubenville, OH Renovation
YMCA Youngstown YMCA Youngstown, OH $4,251,760 Renovation