The goal for this 6,500 sf car dealership project was to create elements in contrast to the ‘typical’ car dealership. The final concept was based on an old industrial factory, which included a smoke stack, water tower, gable roof with clerestory windows, and a spacious, open interior. The plan laid out open ‘cubicles’ that exposed the steel trusses above.
It won the 2004 Design Award for Concept Design (AIA Awards of Akron).
“The building is a light and playful combination of industrial and natural site elements.”
AIA Design Awards