Dimit Architects worked with Skyline International Development to create a plan to improve the vitality, look and feel of the exterior and atrium level of the historic Cleveland Arcade.
The Cleveland Arcade opened in May of 1890 as one of the first indoor shopping centers in America. Inspired by European structures such as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, the Arcade features a stunning interior and skylight spanning 300 feet. The Arcade was the first building in Cleveland, and the ninth in the country, to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After extensive restoration efforts, The Arcade is now anchored by a 293-room hotel and features retail and restaurants on the street level.
Dimit created a plan to unite the retail storefronts with a collective look, while maintaining their historic qualities and individuality, and created branding guidelines for current and prospective tenants. Exterior plans include a presentation for the Euclid entrance that complements its downtown surroundings while creating a greater presence for the anchor hotel and interior businesses.