North Coast Energy

Office Build-out

This project encompassed a build-out of shelled 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 office an exciting edge.

Project Details


North Coast Energy


Akron, Ohio





11,600 Square Feet


2009 AIA Akron Design Award

Key Team Members

  • Dennis Check
  • Greg Chaplin
  • Bill Ahern
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