You are invited to tour the recently renovated, award-winning ASM International Headquarters. This building is one of the first Mid-century Modern buildings to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and receive State and Federal Historic Tax Credits.
Originally constructed in 1959, the building embodies the vision and life-work of three men: John Terence Kelly, a prominent Cleveland Modern architect at the time, William H. Eisenman, one of ASM’s founding members and its long-time National Secretary, and R. Buckminster Fuller, the world-famous mathematician, philosopher and inventor. Today, the building stands as an iconic symbol of Modern architecture and technological innovation throughout the world.
The Chesler Group completed the challenging and unique ASM International Headquarters renovation, true to the vision of the original architects, in July 2011. Since completion, the building has received the following awards:
- Best Architectural Renovation – Wallpaper* Magazine (London)
- Award of Excellence – Cleveland Engineering Society
- 2012 Preservation Award – AIA Cleveland/Cleveland Restoration Society
- Heritage Award – Heritage Ohio
Tours are offered twice a year, this year on Saturday, May 19th and Saturday, September 8th.
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have commissioned Esto Photographics to document our restoration of the ASM Headquarters building. Highly regarded for their “Images of Architecture and the Built Enviornment” , Esto was created around the image collection of Ezra Stoller (1915- 2004) who is considered the dean of American architectural photographers. Stoller studied architecture in the 1930s but turned his attention to photography while he was still in school. For nearly 50 years, in the middle decades of the 20th Century, Stoller doucumented important modern architecture. The strength of this collection remains at the core of Esto even today.
Photographer Jeff Goldberg was chosen as best suited to document the structure. Goldberg trained at RIT and has worked as an Esto affiliate for over 15 years. He received the prestigious AIA Collaborative Achivement Award in 1997. Jeff works closely with architects, and his lively images capture the intent of the designers. Jeff’s well-crafted photographs depict structure, materiality and often include people in action.
In the last few years, Jeff has spent much of his time in Japan and is strongly influenced by Japanese culture and design. With the combined spontaneity and control of digital capture, Jeff Goldberg’s photographs are truly images for the new century. We hope you enjoy his work as much as we do.
Esto Photo Galleries are avaliable both in our portfolio section or on our Facebook. Esto featured this photography project in their web site’s news section.
In compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of historic buildings, The Chesler Group and Chesler Construction performed a complete historic restoration of the ASM headquarters building. This project marked one of the first Mid-Century Modern historic building restorations to be part of the Department of the Interior’s Federal Tax Credit Program. The renovation encompassed interior and exterior improvements including new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, ADA compliant restrooms and egress, window restoration and refurbishment of the unique exterior stainless steel solar shades, repair of steel columns and concrete structural elements as well as vegetative green roof renovation.
The design team included: The Chesler Group, Dimit Architects and Timothy J. Norris & Associates.
History meets furture in Geauga County
ASM Dome Renovation Project
Novogradic & Company LLP
ASM Headquarters Renovated
The Chesler Group, Inc.’s nomination of the futuristic ASM Headquarters and Geodesic Dome was submitted to the Ohio Historic Preservation Office in early 2009. The nomination was reviewed and recommended for listing on the National Register of Historic Places by the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board on August 28, 2009.
October 22, 2009, the nomination received the official approval for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. ASM Headquarters and Geodesic Dome is the first Modern architecture to apply for Federal and State Historic Preservation Tax Credits. The rehabilitation and renovation is planned to begin in 2010 coinciding with ASM International’s 50th anniversary of its history at Materials Park.