Flexibility inherent in the building design allows for constant and continuous change in company organization. The design reinforces, through architectural language, ideas of brand image and workplace culture.
Progressive Insurance Campus I (principal designer William Bialosky) includes flexible office, computer, conference, meeting and dining facilities, as well as a health and fitness component and ancillary facilities. A complex infrastructure provides connecting bridges and tunnels for integrated pedestrian, data, communications, and mechanical system linkage throughout the entire facility from a central plant. The work has included programming, master planning, building design, interior architecture, and coordination of an extensive team of 12 consultants. The complex consists of 620,000 square feet and accommodates 3,300 employees and 2150 parking spaces.
Design solutions maximized the amount of square footage to be built on each site to make the most out of expensive infrastructure. The creation of a corporate village, with main streets, parks, and public indoor and outdoor spaces, promoted interaction within the company. The buildings’ atria allowed the display of one of the nation’s finest corporate art collections, much of which had been previously stored, as well as the ability to commission art specifically for the campus. Flexibility inherent in the building design allows for constant and continuous change in company organization. The design reinforces, through architectural language, ideas of brand image and workplace culture.
Client: Progressive InsuranceBudget: $$72,000,000Year: 1994Firm Responsibility: Master Planning, Architecture, Interior DesignProject Application: Workplace, Office CampusProject Size: 626,000 sfAwards: 1997 National Award of Merit, Society of American Registered Architects; 2002 Award of Excellence - Architectural Design, Cuyahoga County Commissioner