Cleveland, OH | New York, NY
In 1972, Progressive Insurance relocated their headquarters to a 40-acre site. Since then, Bialosky + Partners Architects has designed two corporate campuses to accommodate 6,000 employees and totaling an investment of over $150,000,000.
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 allowed for constant and continuous change in company organization. The design also reinforced, through architectural language, the idea of a national brand image.
The relationship established in Campus I translated to Bialosky + Partners Architects designing a second campus for Progressive Insurance, a mile down the highway. The Village and Progressive continue a partnership that benefits both Mayfield Village and Progressive Insurance- resulting in preserved open space, corporate cooperation and shared facilities.
Where Campus I was conceived as a headquarters facility. Campus II is designed as a 24/7 command and operations center. The building components are arrayed in spiral fashion around a large outdoor space and connected by the same interstitial corridors and amenities at the ground floor level to provide a new Main street and corporate village locale. The branded architecture of white brick, blue glass and gray metal is continued in a streamlined version from the corporate headquarters across the highway, as are the full amenities of fitness, health center, and copious art installations.
Location: Mayfield, OH, US
My Role: Design Architect / Architect of Record
Additional Credits: William Bialosky (New York)