Spotlight

  • National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    Cincinnati, OH

    The NURFC celebrates not only those who journeyed to freedom through the Underground Railroad in the 1800’s, but those who continue the ongoing fight for freedom around the world.

    Preview assistance: Design code consulting

  • University of Cincinnati Morgens Hall
    Cincinnati, OH

    Newly renovated, Morgens Hall offers apartment style living for students on this urban university campus, housing a total of 456 students.

    Preview assistance: Design code consulting

  • War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
    San Francisco

    A cornerstone of the Beaux Arts San Francisco Civic Center, the historic 1932 War Memorial Veterans Building recently underwent significant upgrades and improvements.

    Preview assistance: Building code and accessibility consulting

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital Patient Tower
    Dayton, OH

    Part of a campus renewal project, the 8-story new patient tower features a number of new specialty care units.

    Preview assistance: Existing building and design code consulting

  • Mercer Commons Apartments
    Cincinnati, OH

    A recently completed apartment complex, Mercer Commons offers contemporary living spaces in the center of Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine district. 

    Preview assistance: Design code consulting

  • University of California Santa Cruz Cowell Ranch Historic Hay Barn Reconstruction
    Santa Cruz, CA

    The restoration of the 150-year-old Cowell Ranch Hay Barn near the campus entrance created a gathering place for classes, workshops, and other programming, as well as offices and a reception site for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. The barn structure was carefully surveyed, dismantled, and replaced using authentic timber-peg construction details. 

    Preview assistance: Building code and accessibility consulting

  • Seven at Broadway
    Cincinnati, OH

     This seven-floor apartment building with extended bay rooms for spectacular views of the city was added to an existing eight-story garage that operated as the addition’s foundation.

    Preview assistance: Design code consulting and appeal

  • Washington Park Underground Garage
    Cincinnati, OH

    A key component of a major renovation of an old, established urban park in the heart of a revitalized neighborhood, the new underground garage was an important element for bringing vitality and life to the park and its iconic neighbor, Music Hall.

    Preview assistance: Compliance code consulting

  • Xavier University Alter Hall
    Cincinnati, OH

    This existing university building underwent a demolition and expansion process to reinvigorate it into a viable university classroom facility.

    Preview assistance: Egress and building separation consulting

  • The Kenwood Collection
    Kenwood, OH

    This new mixed-use development north of Cincinnati houses prime retail, office and restaurant space.

    Preview assistance: Design code consulting

The Preview Group, Inc.

An architectural code consulting firm that specializes in offering creative solutions to regulatory issues

The Preview Group, Inc. is an architectural consulting firm that specializes in building codes and regulatory issues affecting construction.  The genesis of the firm was the desire to assist our clients in creating design solutions that fit within the regulatory framework of their specific projects.

Preview began over 30 years ago as a small germ of an idea hashed out at the dining room table of one of the founding partners, and has now grown to be a nationally recognized firm, with offices in Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area.  Preview serves clients throughout the United States, from one-person firms to large practices, public entities to private corporations, and those having general design and construction questions to others with specialty concerns such as ADA compliance or repurposing existing structures.

The firm’s consulting team of architects and engineers has extensive experience as designers, code officials, trade organization representatives, and consultants. They are well versed in all areas of code compliance, and actively participate in code-related activities at the local, state and national levels. 

The services offered by Preview cover all aspects of code and regulatory issues, including design, accessibility and legal consulting; contract plan review; third-party and QA/QC peer review; hazardous materials and fire protection assessment; training seminars; and publication development.