Former Power Plant Goes from Deserted to Dynamic
Toledo’s ongoing riverfront revival got a big boost when ProMedica Health System saw an opportunity to consolidate its workforce in a single iconic location. Partnering with HKS Architects, ProMedica renovated an 1895 landmark, designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, into a stunning new headquarters.
Situated on the Maumee River, the former steam plant sat unoccupied for 30 years. Now, it’s an outstanding example of adaptive reuse. The best features of the old building — soaring ceilings, historic details and authentic materials — merged with new features that are both dramatic and literally out-of-the box because the outdoors is now very much a part of this unique workplace.
ProMedica turned to NBS to furnish a number of prominent spaces. One was the spectacular new “front courtyard” that capitalizes on the site’s waterfront location. There’s a variety of outdoor furniture suitable for work, socializing or just a dose of fresh air. Inside we clustered modern soft seating and tables that compliment the building’s industrial heritage. Break areas incorporate café tables and chairs, plus work counters and stools. The campus café includes long tables to accommodate larger groups, and seating along the glass curtain walls to take in the views. According to Randy Oostra, ProMedica president and CEO, “The new headquarters has transformed our workplace culture… the open office environment has been great for team building.”
In creating its new corporate campus, ProMedica has restored a landmark, reenergized its organizational cultural, and created a catalyst for economic growth in its neighborhood.
To find our more about this dynamic organization and its landmark headquarters, visit ProMedica.org