Workplace : Corporate

Superior Avenue Office Tower

Cleveland, Ohio    map
Status: Complete

Westlake Reed Leskosky's concept design for a speculative office building in downtown Cleveland projects a highly memorable image.  Located at a key transition point between Public Square and the Warehouse District, the canted form has dynamic visibility as a terminus to Euclid and Superior Avenues.   Designed for LEED Gold certification, the structure reduces heat gain by self-shading the south façade.  Horizontal blades on heat-activated sensors shield the east and west façades, which are most susceptible to heat gain and energy consumption.  The roof of the podium is envisioned as a habitable living roof, which responds to environmental concerns, provides a programmable space for respite, and assures desirable views for all staff.  Common spaces, including dining and meeting rooms, are located on the 9th floor to take advantage of this amenity.