BF Goodrich Corporate Headquarters
The 125-year-old company with origins in tire and rubber manufacturing made a transition in the late 1980's to chemical engineering and aerospace technology. The exterior of the building reflects the dynamics of a corporation rooted in tradition yet looking forward, as glass and aluminum are set against monumental walls of cleft sandstone. Dramatically cantilevered roofs, reminiscent of airplane wings, evoke the weightlessness of flight. The L-shaped building embraces the crest of a hill in a corporate office park, offering expansive vistas and immediate views to several small ponds set in rolling terrain.