North Coast Energy Phase III
North Coast Energy, Inc.
Hasenstab Architects provided architectural, structural engineering and interior design services for renovations to the North Coast Energy offices located in downtown Akron.
The project scope included a build out of shell space to accommodate the growing oil and gas exploration company. A major design component involved unifying the upper floor – also designed by Hasenstab Architects – with the new space on the floor below. A monumental stair structure, as well as similar interior design elements, tie the existing lobby to the new office space.
A strong circulation hallway – accented by lighted niches – improves traffic flow between enclosed offices, which are situated around the perimeter of the floor, and the engineering workroom / open office spaces that occupy the interior.
A bold color palette infuses the space with lively character, while industrial touches like exposed ceilings and metal work give the North Coast Energy offices an exciting edge.
Photo Credit: ©2008 Scott Pease Photography
2009 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Akron Design Award Winner