• FirstMerit Cascade
  • FirstMerit Cascade
  • FirstMerit Cascade
  • FirstMerit Cascade

FirstMerit Bank

III Cascade, 5th & 6th Floor Renovations - Akron, OH

This project included complete interior renovations of 29,000 SF of office space over two floors in FirstMerit's executive office building overlooking Cascade Plaza in downtown Akron. Due to the Owner's increased staffing needs, the spaces were reconfigured to accommodate additional offices, workstations and conference rooms; defined copy/break and filing areas; and expanded restrooms. The design was tailored to provide a contemporary environment with coordinated finish and furniture selections reflecting the company's evolving vision and culture. Demountable glass partitions were used for the front walls of the offices offering future flexibility and low workstation panels with frameless glass stackers make the space feel more open and collaborative. New mechanical and electrical devices, controls and lighting were utilized to offer an energy efficient solution. Construction was done in multiple phases to facilitate the need for continued occupancy in the majority of the adjacent spaces.