Cleveland mainstay Oatey wanted a new corporate headquarters that was both sustainable and inspiring. We partnered with them on the design, and the result was a LEED-certified space that is one with its surroundings.
On the heels of its 100th anniversary, Oatey, a global manufacturer and distributor of plumbing parts, wanted to build a new headquarters that could inspire and support innovation, collaboration, and efficiency.
Set on a stunning 7.6-acre site bordering the Cleveland Metroparks and sited to enhance the building’s energy performance, the new structure capitalizes on park views and natural light for the entire staff.
A variety of open and closed conference spaces support the growing call for collaboration amongst employees. Indoor cafés, an expansive porch and outdoor picnic areas, an outdoor walking trail, and a fitness suite all serve to make the space more inviting, while individual workspaces incorporate controls over temperature, light, and ergonomics.
A key concern during the design process was reducing environmental impact, which is reflected both in the architectural decisions that lead to LEED-certification, as well as design elements such as the incorporation of native plant species in the grounds.
NAIOP Office Architectural Design of the Year 2017