Kolar Design

Kolar Design was started almost 25 years ago by Kelly Kolar in downtown Cincinnati.

The firm creates meaningful, memorable and measurable experiences in the built environment for the people that matter most to you.

Kolar Design is a premier creative consultancy specializing in strategy, design and execution; offering innovative and holistic solutions with integrity for the benefit of our partners and the betterment of our world. Our unique blend of brand strategy and interpretive storytelling enable us to create memorable experiences within the built environment that attract, inform, communicate and inspire. We develop spaces that elevate awareness, influence and transform how audiences interact with a space—creating a lasting impression of your brand

Currently, Kolar Design is working on several community design projects in Dublin, Ohio, which is just outside of Columbus, and the renovation of The Ohio State University’s North Campus. They’re also working on projects at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Mercy Health West. Outside of Cincinnati, Kolar Design has projects at Rutgers University, Bowling Green State University and Washington University in St. Louis. They’re also working with a TV station in Geneva to redo their set design and the look and feel of the station.


M+L Take 20 Speakers
Here's a Snapshot of the 2020 M+L Take 20 Thought Leaders!

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20 Questions with Kelly Kolar: Practice Preparedness
20 Questions with Kelly Kolar: Practice Preparedness

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2017 SEGD Distinguished Member, Kelly Kolar, receives her award.
2017 SEGD Fellow and Achievement Award Winners Announced

During the 2017 SEGD Conference Experience

SEGD Management + Leadership: From Problem to Possibility: Ladders of Leadership Modeled

2020 SEGD Management + Leadership - Future Forward

2019 Young Designers Summit - Hannah Anderson

2018 SEGD Conference - Wayfinding & Placemaking - Los Angeles - Dialogue

2018 SEGD Wayfinding & Placemaking - Los Angeles - Kelly Kolar - Building Urban Campuses: A Tale Of Two Cities

Dialogue - People Dynamics - 2018 Management For Designers - Chicago

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Upcoming SEGD Events

2020 Global Design Awards Virtual Ceremony
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SEGD Film Focus: Shield and Spear
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