OMNOVA Solutions is an innovator and global provider of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals and decorative and functional surfaces. The company recently relocated from Fairlawn, OH to a new ground-up 2-story 57,000 SF office building in Beachwood, OH representing a renewed beginning.
A specific goal of the new headquarters was to encourage teamwork and collaboration amongst employees through a strategically planned open office environment and activated exterior site. To support a community based and transparent atmosphere, the building contains minimal private offices along with informal gathering spaces complemented with state-of-art technology to enhance global employee communications.
The building façade and site are designed in a manner that creates a distinctive identity for OMNOVA. The site layout promotes activity and interaction, with an extensive outdoor patio, walking paths and recreation court. A glass curtain wall is utilized extensively throughout the façade to maximize natural lighting, complemented by Italian engineered stone tile. The building forms also highlight the areas of primary gathering and interaction. This project has achieved LEED-NC v2009 Certified status.