Based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, our firm approaches remodeling or renovations, additions, and new home design with a focus on the needs and ideas of each client. Whether respecting the beautiful, traditional details of a Western Reserve Chagrin Falls Village house; creatively updating a more modern or contemporary structure; working with the flowing lines of a French Country house; or combining innovative floor plans with Arts-and-Crafts appearance for a dynamic, fresh design, we constantly strive for the highest quality in our creative solutions and construction detailing.
The work of architect George Clemens, A.I.A, is carefully based on context and respects the craft of building. Though a Cleveland native and graduate of Heights High school in 1981, he has lived on both coasts after attending Williams College (B Arts ’86). George brings architectural training from Yale University (M Arch ’93) and a design background drawing on experience from top architectural firms in New Haven, San Francisco, and Cleveland. He has built as well as designed houses since the early 1980s.
Rebecca actively engages her clients to find designs that satisfy both aesthetic and function. She believes the way you subconsciously interact within a home can have a significant impact on your daily life and, therefore, thrives to improve the lives of her clients by creating, altering, or transforming the space in which they live. Her mission in any project is to build a lasting and quality space using sustainable principles and environmental stewardship. Rebecca’s work enhances or transforms the style of the home to create cohesiveness in design. She takes pride in her work that ranges from small entry additions to the large new homes and all renovations in between.
Dori joined Clemens Pantuso Architecture in April 2019 after owning and managing The Little Monogram Shop in Chagrin Falls for over 16 years.
Dori is an organizational go-getter, problem solver, systems implementer and curator of exceptional client experience. She is a liaison between the clients and Architects as someone who understands both sides of the equation. She oversees daily office operations, ensuring seamless, efficient procedures and devises new ways to functionalize processes. Dori goes above and beyond to predict the needs of both clients and the architects, adapting to changes in plans and maintaining a smoothly running office. Dori takes care of issues before they have a chance to become problems.
After graduating with honors from Vanderbilt University with a BS in Human Development, she worked for Smith Barney in New York City in their Benefits Division. She moved home to Chicago to work for Baker Furniture at the Merchandise Mart and then managed her family business in Oak Park, IL before moving with her young family to Cleveland where her husband grew up. She has lived in Cleveland for 22 years, 16 of those in Chagrin Falls, where she currently lives with her husband David. She has two grown children and two dogs – Daisy the Beagle and Brit the Mutt.
Prior to joining ClemensPantuso Architecture in January, Brian worked for nearly 20 years on a variety of multi-family housing and townhouse projects throughout Northeast Ohio. From market-rate apartments to private townhouses, new construction, existing construction and a warehouse conversion, Brian managed teams of architects, engineers and contractors to bring the clients’ vision to life. Brian currently resides in Avon Lake with his wife, two children and a dog that barks way too much.
Peter joined the Clemens Pantuso team in April 2016. Prior to receiving his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from KSU in 2014, Peter freelanced in graphic design since 2006 granting him a significant interest in all things visual. This interest was fully understood when this focus on graphic design was implemented into the architectural design development process. The transition of an idea from paper to digital fabrication has always been a fascinating process to him, one that truly exemplifies how the converging of baffling amounts of architectural and sociological information can translate into a harmonic set of drawings (and eventually a beautiful building). Adjusting to the needs and preferences of each client serves as a challenge for every unique project and keeps him captivated by architecture.
Andrew grew up in Apalachin, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Marywood University in 2017. Upon graduation, Andrew was drawn to the Cleveland area through a desire to branch out and experience a new city while diving into learning about residential architecture.
With an interest in new technologies and visualization, Andrew enjoys using 3D modeling as a tool in the design process so that one can start to imagine the space they will be in, well before the construction phase. He also has a passion for experimenting with 3D printing and other means of digital fabrication to create scale models. What Andrew finds particularly fascinating about these new fabrication processes in relation to architecture is that advanced designs and experimental forms have suddenly become a viable possibility for a project.
Heather was excited to join the Clemens Pantuso team in the summer of 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received a Masters of Architecture at the Boston Architecture College. She remained in the Boston area with her family for more than 15 years where she focused on residential architecture and the challenges of an urban environment. Heather is excited to bring both her New England influence and residential experiences back to her native state of Ohio. She is passionate about creating traditional architecture that provides functional yet beautiful space for modern day living. Her other job title is Mom to two very energetic boys!
Colin joined the Clemens Pantuso team in February 2020 after spending 5 years working on multi-family apartment projects and townhouse projects across several states. Upon receiving masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Design, Colin has a strong interest in how people interact and use their spaces on a daily basis and, ultimately, how thoughtful design can improve these spaces for the individuals living within them.Colin also has an interest in new technologies, design research, and visualization and how these concepts can be integrated into architectural design. From visualizing the “napkin sketch” to using virtual reality to bring our designs to life, he is always looks for new ways to improve how we communicate our thoughts and ideas to the client.In his free time, Colin enjoys riding his motorcycle, using his smoker to smoke different meats, and enjoying a newfound hobby in woodworking.