Architect firm moving to M2
CHAMPAIGN — Ratio Architects will move its Champaign office to the first floor of the M2 on Neil building this summer.
The company has been housed in the former Stipes Printing building at 10 Chester St., C — immediately north of the Champaign City Building — since 2005.
Ratio will occupy about 2,000 square feet on the south side of the M2 breezeway, opposite BankChampaign, according to Rebecca Motley, vice president of One Main Development.
Ratio was the firm that designed the M2 building at 301 N. Neil St., C.
"We are very excited to be moving our offices into a building we designed," said Ed Scopel, studio leader for Ratio in Champaign.
"Our current lease on Chester Street expires soon, so we took that opportunity to explore some options," he said. "Ratio has always been firmly committed to maintaining our office in downtown Champaign, and we enjoy the activity and interaction that comes with a first-floor location."
Ratio, which also has offices in Indianapolis, Chicago and Raleigh, N.C., offers services in architecture, preservation, interior design, landscape architecture and urban planning.
The building at 10 Chester St. was sold in April to CMT Central Illinois Properties, 6 Taylor St., C. An attempt to reach CMT President Carlos Nieto for comment on plans for the building was unsuccessful.