Sol Harris Day Architecture

After a devastating fire, SōL Harris/Day was called on to help restore the home of the Akron Community Foundation. The Foundation’s main lobby, which was totally destroyed down to the structure of the building, had to be completely re-built, with new walls, ceilings, lighting, electrical, mechanical, and technology. This afforded SHD and the Foundation a “clean slate” and the opportunity to rebrand the workplace and improve the function and aesthetic of the main entry, lobby, board room, and staff offices.

Services

  • Space Utilization
  • Estimating/Scheduling
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • FF&E

I am personally grateful for all you’ve done to make my vision for our space fulfilled. With your lead, we have together transformed our offices for our generation and for years to come.

John Petures, President & CEO, Akron Community Foundation

Building Organization

The existing lobby space was reworked to accommodate a new, glass-enclosed, technology-equipped, 8-person conference room. Technology and functional improvements were incorporated into the new 36-seat Board Room for Foundation and community use. The entire workplace was upgraded with LED lighting for increased energy efficiency and improved quality of light.

Interior Concept

Since the entire office building suffered smoke damage, the Foundation was able to  achieve cosmetic upgrades to the entire building, including new ceilings, carpeting, paint, and wallcoverings throughout. This allowed for a seamless transition between the brand new office areas and the renovated workspaces.  Designers worked closely with the Foundation to select colors and finishes that would represent ACF’s mission and branding and provide a holistic design for a timeless new image. 

Highlights

  • Rebranded entire workplace, including lobby, offices, collaborative workspaces, board room, and conference rooms for a timeless new image
  • Upgraded lighting to LED for energy efficiency and improved light quality
  • Improved technology and function throughout the entire workplace
  • Redesigned the office area to incorporate additional workstations (within same overall footprint)
  • Specified flexible furniture throughout, including collaborative workstations to create a modern open-office environment

Meet the Team

  • Matt Sutter
  • Yvette Zingery

Awards

  • AIA Akron Design Award - Interiors

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