Vocon Designs Forest City Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio
CLEVELAND, OH — Vocon, one of the leading national architectural and design firms, has completed the design for the new headquarters office of Forest City, a real estate company that owns, manages and acquires commercial and residential real estate in markets across the United States. Vocon and Forest City developed design strategy to position the 110,000 s/f headquarters, located at Key Tower in Cleveland, as a collaborative community that supports a creative and energetic work environment and advances the organization’s mission and values. Forest City sought an office that fostered collaboration, while also providing privacy for team members who thrive in quieter and more private spaces. The Vocon design team achieved this by offering a variety of different experiences throughout the workday. The design also offered a bright, open and modern office with a designated location to host each task. Their design simplified navigation between departments, increasing accessibility and employee engagement. Vocon’s design team proposed a three-pronged approach to increase collaboration and promote social interaction within the real estate firm. The team created an open planning model that is buffered with shared and dedicated privacy spaces, while also adjusting departmental adjacencies to enhance workflow and communication. This strategy helps connect the diversity of experiences within the organization, help associates share knowledge and enable collaborative behaviors amongst the workforce.