January 10, 2019


As we progress on our journey to find GCF’s new home, we remember that the look and feel of that home is just as important as its physical location. We have been intentional about working with a diverse group of firms that will help us create a more equitable community by ensuring our office space reflects our commitment to equity. After all, our work starts at home.
— Ellen Katz, president/CEO of GCF

DNK is one of Cincinnati’s leading boutique design firms specializing in architecture, interiors, planning and landscape architecture. 

“As architects, we are honored to partner with GCF to plan and design their new office space,” said David Kirk, president of DNK. “We believe in their mission to inspire people to invest in Cincinnati through philanthropy. We also believe that design should respond to the reason for its use, but it is the experience of the space that matters. We want to create a work environment that is attractive and comfortable but yet responds to GCF’s culture. Their new corporate office should provide inspiration and spur a collective passion to continue their legacy of good work in the Greater Cincinnati community for years to come. “

Kolar is a global strategic design firm specializing in building branded experiences.  
“Kolar is honored to partner with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation – an organization making such a positive impact on The City of Cincinnati, by making our city a more equitable one,” said Kristy Sieve, workplace market lead at Kolar. “We will be collaborating with GCF to bring their new brand strategy, their vision, mission and story to life within their space.” 

RCF Group is a leader in providing tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions. 
“RCF Group is proud to partner in this development of an enhanced facility for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation,” said Carl Satterwhite, president and owner of RCF Group. “Our inclusion will capture the diversity of thought around the workspace creating a new, inviting environment.”

About Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come. As of 2017, GCF is the 35th largest U.S. community foundation with net assets of $649 million.


About DNK

DNK is one of Cincinnati’s leading boutique design firms specializing in architecture, interiors, planning and landscape architecture. For over 30 years the firm has served clients – public and private with projects in the workplace, wellness/ healthcare, education and urban planning sectors.  We creatively balance people, economics and the environment to produce transformative, sustainable solutions. The firm is a recipient of numerous awards for project design.


About Kolar

Kolar is an award-winning, global strategic design firm specializing in building branded experiences that leverage insight-driven strategies and deliver measurable business results at the intersection of people and place. We are passionate about finding new and better ways to connect people, places, and brands—from global workplaces that blend corporate and cultural identity to healing environments focused on the patient and family experience. You can find our work in mixed-use development, where place-making is breathing life into urban areas; in city parks that have become the heart of communities; and in academic settings, where shifting populations and new technologies are redefining education. Our team is driven by the belief that great design is transformative, that environments can be an agent of change for people, brands and business. We design to remind people why they do what they do every day, to change culture and, sometimes, even to change lives.

The firm has a wide range of strategic collaborative projects over its 28+ years including: Atricure, Cincinnati Children’s, Oncology & Hematology Care (OHC), Graydon, The Cincinnati Park Board, Tavistock Development/Steiner + Associates, Mercy Health, TriHealth, Christ Hospital, The Ohio State University, The University of Cincinnati, Graydon, and Procter & Gamble globally.

About RCF Group

We provide tailored and comprehensive workplace solutions, gaining insight through listening sessions to understand your business culture, needs and challenges. Then, utilize our knowledge and expertise to help you exceed your goals, ensure accountability and responsiveness to form a long-term relationship, while delivering superior service. We create and deliver value in a world that is constantly changing. We learn your brand from the inside out to formulate a plan for your project and believe that extraordinary results can be achieved when an engaged client and our team work together toward a common goal. RCF Group is dedicated to a supportive environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion while working together for the long term benefit of our clients, business, and community.