Nestled on the crest of its 53-acre site atop one of the highest points in the county, this state-of-the-art corporate campus offers generous panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands, downtown Cleveland, and Lake Erie. The campus was designed to accommodate future growth and provide a high performance work environment for staff.
The projects consolidates staff from three existing facilities into a single complex and makes available a wide range of amenities to provide a welcoming, sustainable, and healthy work environment. These include a fitness center, conference and meeting facilities, an auditorium, dining conservatory, walking trails and covered parking. A porte-cochere defines the drop-off area and protects visitors from the elements.
The building’s massing is formed by two five-story crescent wings that arc around a ten-story central tower overlooking a landscaped circular reflection pond. A dramatic glass-enclosed atrium at the heart of the new complex serves as a welcoming town square for the building and allows for easy orientation and movement from one part of the project to another. Subtly detailed in finishes of walnut and quartzite stone, the atrium serves as a commons for visitors and staff alike.
At the center of the atrium, a 55-foot chandelier of LED lights anchors the space. The atrium’s custom stone floor features a world map that reflects the Company’s global presence. Glass-railed bridges spanning the upper floor offer views down to the atrium as well as informal space for collegial interaction. Fronting the tower elevator lobby, an 80 x 14 foot LED curtain animates the space and is programmable together with the chandelier to provide visually dynamic messaging about the company.
A key factor in the design of the interior spaces was the introduction of 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glass that allows natural light deep inside and provides exterior views for staff. Office planning provides the majority of staff with views to the outside from their workspaces. All staff have the ability to adjust the lighting levels in their individual workspaces.
Throughout the design of this highly sophisticated and technologically advanced project, careful thought was given to how people would interact and circulate within the building and site. Areas such as corridors were envisioned as spaces for informal interaction as well as sources to bring daylight into the building.