Keriann Ours


Keriann is from Strongsville, Ohio and a transplant to Columbus via The Ohio State University from which she earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree.  She currently resides in German Village with her husband, Mark, and their three four-legged family members.  Keriann spends her free time with her dogs and enjoys cycling.

Before joining Mode Architects she worked for a small firm specializing in retail and corporate office design.  Following her passions for environmental graphics, she earned a position with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where she developed a custom signage and graphics program along with a strategic plan for improving patient experience and branding throughout the medical center.

Keriann is a passionate advocate of the creative process.  She enjoys seeing projects through all stages of design from conception through execution.  She specializes with interiors and environmental graphics.  She believes that the correlation of interior space design and branding is important in establishing identity.


Beyond the Bio

Who is your hero?

My mom.  I know it’s cheesy and predictable coming from a daughter, but I’ve watched her work hard and overcome many of life’s lemons.  She is always there to support me and has been a spectacular role model.


If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

San Diego.  The California Coast has always held a special place in my heart.  It’s beautiful there, the lifestyle is wonderful and you can’t beat the ocean and warm weather.  My puppies would love it to!


What motivates you to work hard?

I’m extremely competitive.  I mostly like the results from working hard whether it be time spent in the gym resulting in positive changes or time spent on a project that result in an awesome space.  I love the outcome from time spent working hard on something.  Realizing and Visualizing the outcome is what motivates me.


What are your hobbies?

I love anything crafty.  I like to create things.  I specifically love working on graphic projects like party stationary and papercrafting.  I also have developed a love for cycling over the past 5 years.