Cleveland Browns Select Westlake Reed Leskosky to Design Berea Training Complex
CLEVELAND, OHIO (19 February 2013) – The Cleveland Browns have selected the nationally recognized architecture, engineering and technology design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky of Cleveland, Ohio to design renovations to its Training and Administrative Complex in Berea, Ohio.
This project will generate an environment of teamwork and energy, allowing the club to bring as many employees as possible to one location, facilitating communication and collaboration in a first-class facility.
“Our goal is to create a vibrant, high energy space that maximizes the ability of every one of our employees to perform at the highest level,” said Browns CEO Joe Banner. “We want to establish an environment that supports the excellence of the people in our organization and our business partners. We look forward to working with Westlake Reed Leskosky during the course of this project.”
Paul E. Westlake, Jr., FAIA, Managing Principal of Westlake Reed Leskosky, notes, “This is a tremendous opportunity for our firm to team with the Cleveland Browns to radically rethink their office environment. The renovations will be designed to score big in terms of interaction and the dynamic vitality that inspires people to perform at their best.”
Westlake Reed Leskosky, one of the largest design firms in Northeast Ohio, is also one of the most deeply integrated design practices in the Unites States, with specialized services under one roof. For the Cleveland Browns’ project, the firm is providing architectural design, interior design, mechanical engineering, plumbing engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, lighting design, audio-visual design, information technology design, security design and graphics design.
Westlake Reed Leskosky recently served as architect, engineer, and technology designer for the major expansion and renovation of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, including the first phase of the Future 50 Project, the Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center and Administration Wing, which opened in August 2012.
The Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex is located on 13 acres of land in Berea, Ohio. The building originally opened in August 1991, and was previously renovated in 1999 and 2009. Adjacent to the building are a field house and four regulation-size natural grass practice fields ideal for year-round football operations, including the team’s training camps.
Westlake Reed Leskosky has commenced planning and design of the fast tracked project, with construction to start in March and a target completion by mid-July.