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ASM International

9639 Kinsman Road
Russell, OH 44073



Fully Wired for Voice/Data, Free On-Site Parking, Secure Entrances, New Kitchenette, New Bathroom, New Lighting, New HVAC, New Electrical, ADA Compliant.

Potential Uses

Office/Program Space


National Register of Historic Places

Unique Features

The Chesler Group and Chesler Construction was selected as the historic preservation firm and contractor to complete the $8 million restoration of the ASM International Headquarters building and Dome. The ASM Headquarters and Dome is a globally significant mid-century modern structure and is one of the first “modern” buildings to undergo a historic restoration that meets the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.

Key Facts

  • Location: Russell Township, Ohio
  • Designed by: Cleveland architect John Terence Kelly and world-famous mathematician, philosopher and visionary R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Originally built in: 1959
  • Renovation completed in: July, 2011
  • Materials used: Glass, concrete and steel
  • The geodesic dome is known as the largest open-work lattice dome in the world
  • The 60,000 square foot headquarters building is on 45-acres of land
  • The Chesler Group’s restoration of the ASM Headquarters was awarded Best Architectural Renovation in 2012 by Wallpaper* Magazine, the London based, internationally circulated, design, architecture, and lifestyle magazine
  • The renovation was completed true to the vision of the original architects and in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings
  • The interior renovation retained all of the original metal surfaces such as copper, steel, brass; aluminum detail and the stainless steel floating staircase; and original structural concrete floors were polished to reveal stone aggregate
  • Historic artwork of Nikos Bel-Jon, commissioned by ASM in the 1950’s, was discovered during construction, restored and is displayed throughout the building
  • Interior upgrades included all new finishes, 6 new kitchenettes, 10 conference rooms, 2 new lobbies, a new fitness room and 14 new radial wall bathrooms
  • The exterior renovation included the refurbishment of the stainless steel solar shades and steel lattice, restoration and re-glazing of 268 historic monumental plate glass windows and frames, repair of the steel perimeter soffit and curved steel fascia, demolition and reconstruction of the bullnose radial concrete arch parapet wall, and complete restoration and waterproofing of the historic green roof plaza
  • New electrical installations included new gear, power and distribution, rewiring for 200 new LED downlights and restoration of 106, four inch diameter saucer lighting fixtures
  • A new three stage heating system was installed with state-of-the-art computer controlled pumps and drives complete with Native BACnet automation


Wallpaper* Magazine awards The Chesler Group with Best Architectural Renovation for ASM
– Wallpaper* Magazine

Architectural firm lands award for ASM renovation
– The News Herald

Sights of Geauga – Materials Mastery: Experience the Renaissance of Materials Park
– Geauga Magazine

Dome to take its place in history
– The Plain Dealer

Three Northeast Ohio projects, including ASM headquarters and dome, win state tax credits

The ASM International complex in Russell Township will soon undergo restoration
– The Plain Dealer web blog

ASM headquarters renovated
– The News-Herald

Progress Preserved
– Properties Magazine

A new challenge: renovating modern buildings
– The Cleveland Plain Dealer

2011 was vital year in the visual arts in Northeast Ohio
– The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Futuristic Office Building Benefits from HTC
– Novogradac & Company LLP

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