Our Collaborative/Our Team
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Guided by the principle that environments affect people's behavior, Cornelia C. Hodgson (Cee Cee), an industry leader in senior living, applies fresh thinking and innovative design to this fast-changing field.
Building on almost 30 years of specializing in senior living environments, Cee Cee is a frequent presenter for LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA), a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments, and author of numerous articles. She served on the Advisory Panel of the Active Living by Design Study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and was one of 16 expert panelists to address "Caring for Aging Adults: The Future of Geriatric Care" for HealthTech, a non-profit research and education organization.
As part of her holistic design philosophy, Cee Cee was the project executive for "Defining the Wellness Paradigm," the first study to track the state of wellness in senior living communities, and then followed as the co-principal investigator of "The National Whole-Person Wellness Study."
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With more than 29 years of architectural experience, Richard Kieley has focused his career on creating spaces for seniors.
As an integral member of c.c.hodgson architectural group, Richard’s practical style allows for close coordination and administration of each project from concept and design through construction and post-occupancy.
He is often the leader behind new and innovative approaches such as managing the first senior living project to fully utilize Integrated Project Delivery. His commitment to sustainable design is evident in being one of the first architects at the firm to secure LEED accreditation.
With roots in North Dakota, Richard first started his career in South Florida in the mid-1980’s before joining c.c.hodgson architectural group 18 years ago. In 2014, Richard was recognized for his leadership and named a partner of the firm.
Senior Design Architect
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Having designed a wide range of building types – from commercial and collegiate to residential and hospitality – Jim Ballenger now focuses his architectural skills and talents primarily on senior living. As the design architect or lead designer on a wide range of domestic and international projects, including mixed-use developments that combine one or more of these specialties, Jim brings his diverse background of knowledge and experience to every project on which he works.
With more than 28 years of experience, Jim recognizes that these various client types operate and handle projects differently; for example, a commercial developer’s approach to a project will differ considerably from that of a nonprofit or public institution. He excels at adapting his own process to complement the client’s style, support the team, and meet the project’s goals and objectives.
His preference is for a collaborative approach to design, and he enjoys the energy that results from teaming with colleagues, consultants, and clients to create unique, dynamic environments – “seeing it all come together.”
Senior Project Manager
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Combining technical and managerial expertise with strong aesthetic and design credentials, Project Manager Eileen Nacht is an integral member of c.c. hodgson architectural group. As the day-to-day contact for clients, she oversees budgeting, scheduling, design development and construction administration, as well as the leadership of architectural and engineering project teams.
With over 20 years of experience, Eileen has gained valuable insight on the complex, multifaceted challenges of new construction, phased construction and renovation. She has worked on projects that encompass the full continuum of care, including master planning of new CCRC campuses and renovation of existing communities.
Eileen’s commitment to apply an evidence-based process to the design and development of healing environments led her to seek Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC). In 2006, Eileen became a LEED accredited professional. She is also associated with the Cleveland Green Building Coalition. She is actively involved in several other professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE) and Life Services Network (LSN). She participates regularly in LeadingAge conferences and other educational programs.
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Elicia Keebler Gibbon has extensive experience working on a broad range of institutional projects, including those with civic aspects, higher education, healthcare, as well as commercial and high-rise residential.
As the day-to-day contact for clients, she oversees budgeting, scheduling, design development and construction administration, as well as the leadership of architectural and engineering project teams.
A registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Elicia received her Masters of Architecture from Yale University and her Bachelor of Architecture from Washington University. Before she moved to Cleveland five years ago, she lived in Chicago and worked for several national architectural firms.
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Todd Anthony has worked on a wide variety of projects, including a significant number of senior living communities and campuses, as well as other residential, hospitality and entertainment projects.
He has experience in all aspects of a project from master planning to construction documents through to construction administration.
As a project manager, Todd is responsible for moving design into construction documents.