Vocon Headquarters Renovation – Cleveland

Expanding to nearly 180 employees, Vocon has realized a flexible workspace for their existing Cleveland offices to better support their growing team and clientele.

  • Client Vocon,
  • size 15,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Cleveland, Ohio, United States,
  • Industry Architecture Firm, Design,
  • Vocon, a national architectural and design firm, recently completed the redesign for their headquarters located in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio.

    Vocon has been in the space since 2005, but has expanded to more than 180 employees, prompting a comprehensive renovation to create a larger, more flexible space to support a growing workforce and clientele.

    A dramatic interior staircase connects the two floors of the building, anchoring the space. The first floor houses the lobby reception and lounge area and serves as the activity hub of the building, while the second floor features a large cafe and workspace area as well as conference rooms and a variety of agile workspace options. The office design is positioned to evolve as Vocon continues to grow.

    Vocon sought to create a space that reflects the company culture and personality. A moss wall with letters reading “Crush it Every Day” incorporates greenery into a space and offers a fresh and energetic design element. Vocon’s founder uses this phrase often, and it reinforces one of Vocon’s key values, “together we give it our all.” Additionally, a wall in the cafe features regularly updated photos of employees and their families, company events and client projects. In one conference room, a collection of Pez dispensers belonging to a long-time Vocon leader lines the walls and provides a lighthearted design choice.

    The Vocon team also designed the space to demonstrate the company’s willingness to take design risks. This is reflected in the all-red conference room and the dramatic skull wall, an environmental graphic treatment made out of black felt, located in another conference room space.

    The Vocon team also used the new design to highlight the company’s relationships with its clients and employees, and its commitment to new ideas, technology and community input. The design supports productivity and flexibility with access to natural light and layout choices designed to encourage movement and comfort.

    Technology is an essential aspect of Vocon’s new space. The state-of-the-art virtual reality room is an integral part of the company’s work and is at the forefront of collaborative design technology, allowing clients to visualize their projects. The office is designed around mobile technology, critical to a firm with three offices across the US and global clients.

    Photography: Matthew Carbone