Kraemer Design Group expands staff, local workload

Kraemer Design Group continues to hire at its downtown office, bringing two people on board over the last year.

Its most recent hire is an interior designer brought on last month. That addition brings the architecture firm's staff to 26 employees and an intern, which is filling out the company's office space in the second floor of the Detroit Opera House Parking Garage commercial space.

"We're nearly at capacity in our current office," says Bob Kraemer, principal of Kraemer Design Group. "Our workload is very good. We’re very happy with it."

The 17-year-old firm has been a part of numerous major renovations in downtown Detroit, including most recently the rehab of the Broderick Tower overlooking Grand Circus Park. Work from out-of-state played a major part in keeping the company afloat during the recession. Now that the economy is rebounding and development in downtown Detroit is spiking, Kraemer Design Group is enjoying a bump in local work again. Some of its most recent projects include the renovation of the Whitney Building, 1212 Griswold and three buildings in Capitol Park.

"It has come back quite strongly," Kraemer says.

Now that local work is rebounding and the company continues to hire, Kraemer Design Group is working to figure out how to best make use of its existing space. For now that means reorganizing the work space but it could be a new office in downtown Detroit in the not-too-distant future.

"We certainly love being in downtown Detroit," Kraemer says. "We joke that we were in the creative corridor before it was created."

Source: Bob Kraemer, principal of Kraemer Design Group
Writer: Jon Zemke

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