About Us

About Us


Our Story

FAi is a Cleveland based architecture, interior design, and planning firm with a keen focus on client, team member, and community needs. Our company currently employs twenty-two full time personnel, five of which are licensed architects, and we have an additional two staff members currently sitting for their professional licensing exams.

Brian Fabo founded FAi in 1998 as President and Principal Architect. Our team of registered architects holds licensure in 45 states and is accredited by both the AIA and USGBC. In the past five years FAi has delivered over 1,750 projects and continues to add projects to that list. We are very proud of the products that we deliver to our clients and strive to improve deliverables with every project.

Fabo Architecture strives to develop deep personal relationships over time with our clients while providing value-based services.  Our highest priority is client satisfaction and our goal is to build a long relationship with the client. FAi also realizes that our team members are our greatest asset, and our goal is to promote an atmosphere that fosters growth and success for them.  We will work with each team member in establishing a growth plan tailored to his or her own professional and personal development.  We believe in giving back to the community, encouraging all team members to be generous with their resources (time, talent, and treasure) for the betterment of our community.   As part of this philosophy, FAi will provide time and monetary support to various agencies of interest relative to corporate profitability.

What we do

  • Architecture + Interior Design + Land Planning + Permit Expediting


Superior Quality

FAi implements quality control best practices within all steps of the design process. We have developed multiple tools to ensure high and consistent quality throughout each design phase. Ownership Thinking is part of the culture at FAi, our company teaches employees to think and act like true owners. As owners we place balanced emphasis on exceeding our client’s expectations and developing strong interpersonal bonds. This combination of accountability and flexibility builds an environment that supports learning and development, empowers passion for a career, and teaches employees the essential elements of business and finance


Repeat Clients


Combined Years of Experience




Our Fantastic Team




Our Timeline


01/01  – Fabo Architecture is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

03/20  – PROJECT: The Landmark Deli is featured in the Cleveland Scene Magazine

Douglas Trattner featured the Landmark Deli and its owners Constantine Katsaros and Jack Messer in the Bites section of the Cleveland Scene Magazine. This is one of our favorite projects, check it out here!


11/30  – Fabo Architecture Wins #45 Spot at Weatherhead 100 Awards

The Fabo Architecture, inc. team attended the Crian’s Cleveland Business Weatherhead 100 Awards,  see the full list here!

11/13  – Construction Makes Major Progress at the Shoppes On Clifton

New opportunities, foot traffic, and businesses abound on the West side’s Clifton Blvd. Fabo Architecture is proud to have played a pivotal role in the development of this neighborhood, you can find photos and more information about the project here!

10/12 – Cool Spaces: Fabo Architecture is published in’s Home & Garden Section

The Fabo Architecture, inc. offices have been selected as one of Cleveland’s coolest spaces, see the article on our home in the flats and some words from Brian Fabo here!

09/06  – Fabo Architecture Nominated for the Weatherhead 100 Awards

08/07  – The City of Cleveland Officially designates Fabo Architecture as a Cleveland Area Small Business and Local Producer

In the summer of 2017 Fabo Architecture received official designation from the city of Cleveland as a CSB, LPE, and participant in the Storefront Renovation Program.


11/01  – Fabo Architecture gains licensure in 37 states.


06/01  – Fabo Architecture Opens Its Doors on a New, Self-designed Location in the Cleveland Centre District

The offices at 1736 Columbus Rd. officially open for business, made possible by the amazing team at FAi. See here for more information!


12/01  – Fabo Architecture is awarded State Historic Tax Credits

Fabo Architecture wins the competitive Ohio Historic Tax Credit Round 12 for the renovation of our future office, allowing the project to move forward while preserving some of the important architectural character in Cleveland’s Centre District.

11/01  – Fabo Architecture gains licensure in 30 states

05/01  – Fabo Architecture Inc. purchases property in Cleveland Centre District for future office location

As part of the resurgence of investment in Cleveland’s Centre District, Fabo Architecture begins plans to pursue competitive historic tax credits and prepare for construction on their new office. Read more about the initial phases here!


11/01  – Fabo Arcitecture Gains Licensure in 27 States


11/01  – Fabo Architecture Gains Licensure in 19 States


10/01  – Fabo Architecture Gains Licensure in 12 States

06/01  – Fabo Architecture Inc. opens first office location in the republic steel building

Fabo Architecture is Slavic Village’s newest resident, running business operations out of the top floor of the Republic Steel Building. Great views of the downtown skyline inspired their future move to the flats.



02/01  – Brian Fabo’s Tremont Townhouse is featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s “Spaces” Section


Fabo Architecture is Founded by Brian G. Fabo