Highland Hills, Ohio
Driving cultural shift through a new collaborative environment
Bowen led programming and conceptual design for a new 450-person regional office for ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies. The relocation and new facilities reflect an in-depth programming process —involving input from 25 distinct departments — through which Bowen understood ABB’s logistical needs and corporate culture. The design implements ABB’s international, company-wide “Workplace 2020” initiative, which centers on new, activity-based working concepts, open workspaces, and collaborative environments. The new floor plan features a combination of workstations grouped by department, flex spaces, conference rooms, and labs.
We worked with ABB to fit out design options for renovating their existing space and renovation at a new location before all parties determined new construction was the best option. Bowen created a schematic design package for both the exterior shell and the interior layouts and served as the Owner’s Representative during the Design-Build.