Ameritrust Complex

Workplace : Corporate

Ameritrust Complex

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Status: Complete

Westlake Reed Leskosky worked with a developer to design a $200 million redevelopment of the former Ameritrust complex in downtown Cleveland.  Featuring a luxury boutique hotel, a new Class A office building and a new multi-story parking garage, the mixed-use lifestyle center will encompass almost 10 square city blocks.  Integral to the project is the adaptive re-use of two landmark structures:  the 1908 Cleveland Trust Rotunda and the 1971 Marcel Breuer Tower.  The ornate nature of the Neo-Classical Rotunda contrasts with the starkly minimalist black granite Breuer lobby, creating a dramatic threshold to a new boutique hotel and luxury residences within the Tower.  The new 13-story office building contains an atrium that links the entire complex as well as four lower floors with public gathering spaces, retail and restaurants.