Working together since 1979, William Ayars AIA ACHA and Lawrence Fischer AIA ACHA co-founded Perspectus in 2001 with a team of architects that has executed major projects for hospitals and healthcare systems throughout the Midwest. In 2007, Peter Bohan AIA LEED AP and Michael Lipowski AIA LEED AP were named principals, joining Ayars and Fischer in guiding the direction of the firm.
With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we work in a collaborative environment with a studio format. Every project is executed with professionalism.
Perspectus is an established firm with proven results. Project teams are built based upon the unique characteristics of the assignment, and the firm prides itself on communication, follow-through and exceptional leadership. Introducing new concepts and understanding how to evaluate the application based upon the client’s specific needs is critical to being a focused healthcare architect.
“Quality” is the distinguishing attribute which makes a project superior and stand out from the rest. Our architects have a reputation for building and maintaining client relationships through attention to service, quality work and honesty. Quality is also based on our team’s ability to listen and to manage the project. Key ingredients are design, budget and schedule, however, once the foundation is established, it is a matter of depth of experience, hard work and accountability.
Regardless of its size, each project is treated with importance. Our design approach is one in which all are involved in a team effort aimed at professional service. Perspectus also provides the technical support network and integrated services necessary to incorporate emerging trends and technology.
Sustainable design is inherent in the way we practice architecture. Perspectus has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable design and strives to apply new environmentally responsive innovations in our work. With a team of LEED Accredited Professionals on staff, our commitment is reflected in how we plan and design buildings that contribute to their context; that are of enduring quality and style; that provide healthy, inspiring and functional spaces for their occupants; and that use minimal energy and materials resources. Similarly, we demand from our consultants the same level of commitment to the practice of sustainable design.
Currently, Perspectus is working on the U.S. Coast Guard’s New Operations Building in downtown Cleveland. This project is targeting LEED Gold Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council LEED 2009 NC Rating system and incorporates sustainable design strategies, including Variable Flow Refrigerant (VFR) systems, raised floor air distribution and grey-water usage.
Our architects are registered to practice architecture in more than 20 states.