Akron, Ohio


The overarching goals of the project were to create a site design that was innovative and forward thinking in its details, was respectful of the existing Harvey Firestone Memorial, preserved and enhanced the natural character of the site.

Bridgestone Americas Technical Center

The massive 260,000 square foot, four story technical center building includes a pedestrian bridge. 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.

As a key member of the Architect’s design team, Environmental Design Group provided conceptual site design, construction documents, bidding phase services, and construction administrative services for the new $68-million Bridgestone Akron Technical Center. The facility is situated on a 24.39-acre property located on the southeast corner of South Main Street and Firestone Boulevard and shares the site with the current home of the Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation research center and computer center.


  • Ohio Stormwater Association Award
  • Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Award