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Open Architecture is located in Cincinnati, OH and was founded in 2017 by Eric Claus and Tim Dwyer. As owners, Eric and Tim have fostered a creative and collaborative project team consisting of architectural, in-house engineering, and project/construction management that have worked on both domestic and international projects.


As our clients continue to evolve, so do we. Through our team’s collective experience, we pride ourselves on client partnership, productivity, and project execution. Whether your project is office, industrial, automotive, or retail, we have the project team to support your goals both now and in the future.

For every new project, we first immerse ourselves into the foundational details and strive to understand each client’s challenges and vision. We build on that solid foundation creating and executing in partnership with the client and project team as we work collectively towards excellence.


Eric Claus, OA Leadership



Eric Claus is a co-founder and architect at Open Architecture where he leads a growing team of professionals.  Core to the firm’s founding, his creative and management vision is focused on transparency and sincerity.  Eric has worked with clients in market sectors including educational, government, retail, corporate workplace, industrial and technology among others.  A life-long learner, Eric is eager to explore solutions to problems through collaboration with clients, contractors and co-workers.

Tim Dwyer, OA Leadership


TIM dwyer

Tim Dwyer has a diverse background in the design and construction industry with over 15 years’ experience. Tim started his career in the Surveying and Civil Engineering field. Over the past decade, Tim has also taken on project and construction management roles for multiple clients. Tim strives to represent his clients as if the project were his own with their personal interest above all. Tim always leads through integrity and takes pride in developing strategic partnerships. 

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