Bridgestone Americas

Location

Akron, Ohio

Project Type

Institutional Client Services

Awards

  • LiveRoof® Corporate Project of the Year
  • Ohio Chapter ASLA Honor Award
  • Keep Akron Beautiful Sustainability Award
  • Ohio Stormwater Award
  • LEED® Gold Certification
  • Urban Conservation Award

Scope of Services

The massive 260,000 square foot, four story technical center building includes a pedestrian bridge which spans South Main Street and connects to a new 400 car parking structure. The site’s sloping topography, abundant open space, and mature trees set the framework for the site development which consisted of outdoor pedestrian plazas and gathering spaces, various gardens, walking paths, innovative stormwater management facilities, visitor parking areas and native prairie landscapes.

Impact

The project goal was to create a site design that was innovative and forward thinking in its details. We were respectful of the existing Harvey Firestone Memorial and preserved and enhanced the natural character of the site. The design was executed in a manner that embraced Bridgestone Corporation’s “One Team, One Planet” philosophy of sustainability.

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