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Herschman Architects receives Entrepreneur360 Award


entrepreneur360-black-webCleveland, OH – Herschman Architects was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Herschman Architects is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and bottom line, but in sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success.

“Those honored have identified a problem, come up with a unique solution, and bravely built their enterprises around it,” says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media. “They’ve accomplished new ways of producing sustainable growth and are an inspiration to others who want to fulfill their own entrepreneurial goals.”

Through in-depth surveys, the team of editors and researchers behind the E360 Performance Index collected more than 250 pieces of data from hundreds of participating U.S. based companies, focusing on growth drivers and challenges, goal setting, resource allocations, and reward systems. The analysis uncovered a subset of companies including Herschman Architects whose continued success is largely based on superior value creation for their customers, building an adaptive learning culture, and aggressive geographic expansion—making them the most dynamic firms in America today.

According to research conducted by the Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC), less than one percent of U.S. businesses expanded capacity three or more years out of the past five. On average, they grew by 41% over the period whereas all other surviving companies lost an average of 4%. Based on the their analysis of 19.1 million for-profit US businesses, sustained growers are statistically more likely to survive and continue to grow over the next five years than any other group of businesses in the economy.

“The companies identified in the E360 Index are sustained growers, and based on our research, have proven adept at navigating the changing challenges of their marketplace to win new business and grow their output capacity year after year,” says Gary Kunkle, senior research fellow at the Business Dynamics Research Consortium and research partner of the E360 Performance Index.

Canstruction 2015

Canstruction 2015

Architects, engineers, interior designers and contractors will showcase their creativity during the 2015 Canstruction event.  It is a unique philanthropic design/build project designed to bring attention to hunger in greater Cleveland.  Competing teams will build structures from canned food at Beachwood Place on March 20, 2015.  The structures are judged and awards presented during a dinner at Maggiano’s restaurant.

The event is sponsored by the Society for Design Administration, the Cleveland Food Bank, Beachwood Place and Herschman Architects. For participation information, contact Judith Varga,, 216-223-3202.

Local Firms to Create, Compete in Canstruction®

Annual Event Calls Attention to Hunger, Donates to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Beachwood, OH — On March 20, 2014, local teams joined to compete in Canstruction® Cleveland, a unique charity which is host to a competition showcasing structures made entirely out of full cans of food. After the sculptures are built, the creations go on display to the public as an art exhibition at Beachwood Place. At the end of the event, all food is donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as part of their Harvest for Hunger Campaign. Canstruction® events are held annually in more than 150 cities around the world. Canstruction® was founded in 1992 by the late Cheri Melillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration (SDA). Since its inception, Canstruction® has grown to become one of the largest and most consistent canned food contributors to food banks around the world.

After the completed structures were judged, an evening reception followed where awards were presented to the following teams:

CanSpirit Award, presented by Oswald Companies was awarded to Bialosky + Partners, Architects
Honorable Mention Award waspresented to Hengst, Streff Bajko Architects, Inc.
People’s Choice was presented to Herschman Architects, Inc.
Best Meal Award was presented to KA Inc. Architecture
Best Use of Labels Award was presented to Domokur Architects
Structural Ingenuity and Juror’s Favorite Awards were presented to Richard L. Bowen and Associates

National Canstruction® events have donated over 21 million pounds of food annually. This year, thanks to our generous sponsors and teams, Canstruction® Cleveland donated more than 20,000 pounds of food along with a check for $3,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank which was distributed to hungry families in northeast Ohio.

2015 marks the 10th anniversary celebration of Canstruction® Cleveland hosted by Beachwood Place and sponsored by Herschman Architects (HA). Canstruction® Jr. is also available with activities for children. For more information regarding Canstruction® or Canstruction® Jr. visit or contact Judith Varga at or 216-223-3202.