Published Works

  • Pirch in VM&SD, Retail Focus Magazine, and Chain Store Age 2012
  • Biomimicry in Higher Education Webinar 2011
  • Sustainable Design 1000
  • Biomimicry Guild Design Competition 2008
  • Architecture in Cincinnati: An Illustrated History of Building an American City 2006
  • Cincinnati Magazine 2005
  • VM&SD Olay Global 2005
  • HL & A Lighting  Spring 2004
  • VM&SD  October 2003
  • Shopping Center World  September 2001
  • Chain Store Age and CSA by Design   June 2001
  • Lodging  May 2001
  • HL & A Lighting, Claddagh Irish Pub  Spring 2001
  • VM&SD  March 2001
  • Architecture in Cincinnati 2006: An Illustrated History of Designing and Building an American City, Gruen & Beau Brummel Buildings


VIA Design's award-winning portfolio covers a broad range of projects, including specialty retail, hospitality and entertainment, urban renewal, sustainable design, and renovations of private residences. Sustainable design is a theme that runs throughout and a passion of the company and its founder, Karen Sullivan.

Big SkySustainable Design
Our firm's passion is sustainable design; projects include LEED Silver Belmont Chase, LEED Silver Pirch, and Blue Sky Resort near Park City Utah.

Historic PreservationHistoric Preservation
Historic preservation clients include extensive work for Cincinnati's Union Institute & University, the Beau Brummel Building, and historic Music Hall.

entertainmentHospitality and Entertainment
Includes projects for Scouts Alley at Great American Ballpark, Marriott, Claddagh Irish Pub, and Mandalay Bay

Specialty RetailSpecialty Retail
Award-winning concepts for Sunglass Hut and Wilson's Leather are examples of specialty retail projects that we're proud to feature.

Corporate InteriorsCorporate Interiors
Oncology Hematology Care, Bloomingdale's, and Smith Barney are among our featured corporate interiors clients.

Retail CentersRegional Centers
Our experience in retail centers and regional centers spans the globe, from Tampa, Florida to New York City to Beijing, China.

RetailBig Box Retail & Department Stores
Federated Department Stores, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Michael's have all benefitted from VIA Design's work.

BankingRetail Banking
Our retail banking clients include in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky as well as banks on the other side of the globe, as far away as Kuwait.

UrbanUrban Projects
Urban renewal and infill in Over the Rhine and Mt. Adams condominiums are a few examples of VIA's urban projects.

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