Committed to Growth: CR architecture + design Announces President

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CINCINNATI, OH – April 2021 – CR architecture + design is pleased to announce that Todd Duwel has assumed the role of President as David Arends, President and CEO, transitions into the role of Chairman of the Board and CEO. “We are committed to growth internally, and with our clients. This next step in our strategic plan allows me to evolve my role as the visionary leader as we build CR. I will continue to be involved in our key client relationships, while further dedicating time to refining our business model and culture”, said David Arends.

Todd previously led the Buildings sector of an international, multi-disciplinary, multi-sector firm, owning P&L responsibility for three targeted market segments. He was responsible for staff development, and the continuous growth and operational improvements of the sector. “Todd’s leadership expertise will allow him to remain laser focused on the planned milestones to assure we stay on track to achieve our business plan and strategy”, continued David Arends.

As President, Todd will create focus, accountability, and alignment firm wide to harmoniously unite the major functions of CR’s business. “I am passionate about the built environment, and the design professional, specifically”, said Todd Duwel. “I look forward to helping our architects, building engineers and interior designers achieve their personal and professional goals, while at the same time growing a successful business. I absolutely believe in this firm’s vision and strategy, and in the leadership team to execute it. I am confident we know who we are and what we do, and in our ability to align brand and business development to optimize our success.”


About CR architecture + design

At CR architecture + design, we create extraordinary places that build enduring value for our clients and the communities we serve. For 39 years, we’ve gone where our experience leads us and where we can make an impact. Today, our clients engage with architecture, interior design, and MEP professionals across offices in Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, New York City and Seattle. Staying rooted in our approach to quality design and innovation, we’ve developed a national portfolio of projects in the shopping, travel, public safety, living, workplace, and education markets. By infusing the innovation and wisdom of our people, we create extraordinary places that build enduring value for our clients and the communities they serve.

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  • Dave DuwelApril 21, 2021

    Congrats Todd. You will hit it out of the park!