About The Project
TC Architects is currently working with The Davey Tree Expert Company on the design of their much-anticipated third wing addition to their corporate world headquarters, which TC Architects designed in 1983. Located in Kent, Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company is a 140 year old entity which has been employee owned since 1980. Since its inception, Davey Tree’s plan was to continually grow their business. During the design of the current corporate headquarters, the future third wing addition was planned to be approximately 17,600 SF. Due to the tremendous growth of this billion dollar company, TC Architects performed a Needs Assessment Analysis Study and determined that the third wing now needed to be approximately 50,000 SF to house their anticipated growth of their corporate team for the next 10 years.
The larger third wing footprint required additional site clearing. The hard wood trees that were removed from the site are being milled into boards that will be featured through-out the new facility.
Knowing that people are the key to their success, the third wing addition will feature the following employee focused amenities: café designed for informal meetings and dining with a retractable wall opening to a beautifully landscaped terrace; 4,500 SF fitness center featuring group exercise room, full line of strength & cardio equipment, and locker rooms; technology enhanced conference rooms designed to easily connect with their 10,000 employees throughout the world; and gender natural toilets rooms and lactation rooms.
Being a leader in the Green industry, the new building will include the following Green features: Living Green Walls, daylight harvesting; censored low-flow plumbing fixtures; multi-phased storm water retention system; native plants; locally made materials; and LED lighting.