The Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building, the workplace of 4,000 people, is located on approximately 4 acres adjacent to City Hall and bounded by 9th Street—the recently designated Rock and Roll Boulevard that leads to the Hall of Fame. OLIN’s fundamental design goal is to create a memorable place that will aid in the renaissance of downtown Cleveland. Central to the design is the concept of an urban forest that, together with careful modeling of the ground and layout of paths and low walls, form a protected microclimate, while remaining open and inviting to the city. The design features a series of strategically planted spaces that accommodate relaxation and contemplation, as well as large events. To most fully realize the potential of this challenging site exposed to the winds of Lake Erie, OLIN worked closely with architects, a wind consultant, a lighting consultant and an artist to form a place that will become one of the most popular destinations in downtown Cleveland.
U.S. Department of General Services
2009, Downtown Cleveland Alliance Development Award
2008, GSA Citation for Landscape Architecture