Innovation for Innovators

At first glance, Redwood Living is a company that builds and manages single-story apartment homes. But when you look closer, they are so much more. They are builders, they are innovators, they are people who go the extra mile. And most importantly, they are committed to one overarching goal – enriching the lives of those who choose to rent throughout suburban America. In Vocon, they found a partner that shares their values and would work collaboratively with them to design solutions that celebrate their commitment to the community.

A Neighborhood Invigorated

Chicago-based Stoneleigh Companies partnered with Vocon to turn their vision for a 3.4-acre property into a luxury living complex. Waterford Bluffs, located at the west end of the Hope Memorial Bridge, now links retail and dining activities in Ohio City, Tremont and downtown Cleveland neighborhoods with a thoughtful residential district.

Crafting A Destination

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog sought Vocon to be the Architect of Record for their new destination bar and restaurant located in an early 1900’s industrial building on the edge of the Cuyahoga River.

The two-story 1918 building comprises 10,409 SF of interior kitchen and dining space. The design celebrates their industrial past, with expansive concrete support beams, brick walls – left untouched, exposing decades of graffiti – and original metal loading rails, conduits and ductwork that run along an open concrete ceiling. The goal for the space was to seamlessly integrate the existing elements that the Client loves and integrate modern amenities to support their function.

Design Excellence

With a focus on wellness for their employees, Vocon created an inviting, warm and humble architectural design to showcase who Great Lakes Cheese Company is at their core and highlight innovation.

Energizing Bodies, Minds & Business

When AmLaw 200 firm Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP’s Chicago office could no longer accommodate their growing team of attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants, they sought Vocon’s expertise to facilitate the relocation of their practice to two floors within the skyscraper 71 South Wacker Drive. Vocon’s team incorporated areas for attorneys and their staff to relax, recharge and find respite – from wellness spaces to prayer rooms – situated along the office circulation path.

State-of-the-Art Service

As part of our ongoing partnership with Bernie Moreno Companies, Vocon facilitated the design of their new Mercedes-Benz dealership in Fort Mitchell, KY.

A Neighborhood Transformed

Phase I of The Quarter development sits at the significant intersection of West 25th and Detroit Avenue in Ohio City, the gateway intersection to Cleveland’s west side neighborhoods. The Quarter Phase II expanded on the urban success of Phase I, to create a complimentary, yet entirely unique sister project across the heavily trafficked Detroit Avenue.

A Humble Honor

Under the guidance and experience of Rabbi Eliyahu Stern, Mikvah Consultant, Vocon had the privilege to create a Mikvah facility available to all members of the Jewish community.

Form, Craftsmanship & Materiality

The new Marous Brothers Construction Headquarters encompassed the transformation of a vacant car dealership and service center into a state-of-the-art office environment.

A Representation of Excellence

Manufacturing titan Swagelok partnered with Vocon to create a dynamic Global Headquarters that would become the physical embodiment of their brand, reputation, and customer commitment.

Through the efficient and effective deployment of real estate assets, technology, and department vicinity their Solon, OH campus became a thriving environment that enables connection – inspiring innovation, productivity, and problem-solving, while enhancing internal and external collaboration amongst Swagelok’s employees, customers, and suppliers.

Writing our New York story

Having outgrown our previous space, it was time for Vocon’s New York office to write its own story at 530 Fifth Avenue. With 15,000 SF, ingenuity, and an eye for cutting-edge design, our offices now accommodate over 80 employees within a flexible and responsive workplace. Our space tells the story of our relationships – our commitment to clients and employees, our ability to challenge the status quo, and our gratitude towards the community.

Reenergizing a Former Battery Factory

Located on the site of the former Eveready Battery Co. plant, Battery Park Lofts honors Cleveland’s place as a 20th-century industrial powerhouse, while epitomizing the energy of urban renewal efforts and the area’s thriving nearby Gordon Square Arts District. Residents frequent the vibrant cultural landscape by foot with world-class restaurants, shops, and performing arts only two blocks away. Once a factory of towering red brick, the lofts now hum with residential activity.

Transcending the Tradition

Convergent challenges the standard office narrative with a design that transcends the traditional approach of practical office space. Taking inspiration from the timeless design of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Convergent seamlessly integrates classic office concepts with modern flourishes. A blue-chip art collection adorns the public spaces, channeling the vibrancy of nearby luxury retail, dining, living, and entertainment options.

Reflecting Ingenuity, Promoting Flexibility

Process Technology was committed to their community when it was time to update their historic Willoughby headquarters. Our design honors their commitment to the community by repurposing the site of a former used car dealership into a vibrant, open, and bright contemporary office. The existing building was the place for auto sales and the site consisted of outdated and utilitarian structures. Our design connects structures that were constructed over the years, creating a cohesion that reflects the progressive technological identity of this forward-thinking company.

Designing for the Future

Westfield isn’t just an exemplar for safe, modern, flexible, pandemic-age designs. It’s a testament to the power of a truly egalitarian space for its fast-growing workforce. We helped the super-regional insurer envision a futuristic, flexible work environment emphasizing optionality, choice and technology while recalling the organization’s rich 175-year history.

Luxury Transitional Community Living

The Luxe at Pepper Pike is a new transitional townhome community. All eighty-two luxury townhomes are finished with premium fixtures and unique interior spaces. Vaulted ceilings and individual outdoor decks provide spacious zones for living, making The Luxe a truly unique development.

A Workplace That Feels Like Home

The Schroer Group is a family healthcare company dedicated to delivering quality care to patients and residents through skilled nursing, assisted living, outpatient rehabilitation, pharmacy, food distribution, group purchasing and Institutional Special Needs Insurance.

All Under One Roof

Vocon collaborated with NewBrook Partners to develop a former parking lot located on 1.4 acres adjacent to the campuses of Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University into a student housing development with 64 units, 240 beds, classroom space and a parking structure.

Happy People, Happy Earth

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 sustainable space that is one with its surroundings.

Bringing History to Life

The GBX Group revitalizes historic buildings to breathe new life into older areas. So it was only natural they would do the same when they relocated their headquarters. They asked us to help turn their historic investment into a modern paradise.

Road to Innovation

As one of the largest tire distributors in the U.S., Dealer Tire knows all about putting the rubber to the road. So when they were ready to get going on a new, open-plan office space, they turned to Vocon to get them up to speed.

Where Living Meets Learning

For today’s college students, dorms are more than just a place to live. So when the Cleveland Institute of Art wanted to create new housing, they turned to us to create something that would enhance student life and entice new applicants.

Let There Be Light

The Quarter, a mixed-use building in Ohio City, is an architectural landmark at the heart of a revitalized neighborhood. We helped make it a vital space that shows the best of the new Cleveland.

A Century of Innovation

As one of America’s most storied brands, Goodyear’s new campus needed to highlight their past as well as the innovative spirit that is leading them to the future. We worked with them to create a space that celebrates their story and encourages greater collaboration.

The Formula for Innovation

When OMNOVA Solutions
relocated to a new town and office space, they needed a new building that would
encourage collaboration and help attract top talent.

Tapping Into the Next Big Thing

Based in an up-and-coming part of Cleveland, Saucy Brew Works represents the best of a booming new neighborhood. We helped them create a space that is true to its historic roots yet still cool and modern.

Setting the Standard

As an ongoing partner with WTW for over a decade, we help the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company update and improve their offices around the globe.

The Home Team Advantage

When our hometown team asked us to help with their new headquarters and training facility, we couldn’t have been more excited to help them get in shape. The result was an award-winning facility that helped the team take it to the competition.

Gleaming with Possibility 

Designing a neighborhood from scratch was no easy feat, but we were more than up to the challenge posed by builder Vintage Development. Perched on the shores of Lake Erie, minutes from downtown Cleveland, the historic Battery Park neighborhood merges the city’s industrial past with its proud present as a hub for innovation, technology, culture, and entertainment. Battery Park Lakeside Townhomes features 18 smartly designed, modern structures that epitomize Cleveland’s contemporary rebirth – the perfect place for walkable, urban, upscale living.

The Power of Relationships

KeyBank’s approach is built on maintaining strong relationships with their clients, employees, and communities. When it was time to update their spaces, Vocon’s relationship-focused approach made us a natural partner.