Owner

American Electrical Service Corporation

Location

Canton, Ohio

Total Area

22,500 sf / undisclosed

Scope

Architecture and interior design services from programming through construction

Consultants to RSA provided civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and cost estimating services

Photo Credit

© Otto Baitz/Esto

AEPC Exterior View
AEPC Interior View
AEPC Interior View

AEPC Computer Facility

Program

Creation of a computer facility for one of the largest utility corporations in the United States

Challenges

To ensure the security of the highly sophisticated computer operation.

To create an impenetrable concrete box, but be visually unforbidding and unboxlike. This was achieved with a delicate aluminum facing over one foot thick concrete walls.

The design of the building exterior thus devolved to a studio exercise on composition using sleek, sophisticated and intricate machine made materials, reflecting in the building the qualities of the computers it houses.