KeyBank | Cleveland Services Center

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Project Description

Karpinski Engineering provided MEPT & lighting design services for Cleveland-based KeyBank’s Cleveland Services Center (CSC) relocation project. The three-story, 221,000-SF renovation within the historic Higbee Building on Public Square was awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Counsel.

Creating a progressive environment while maintaining the building's historic charm, renovated floors include multi-purpose training rooms, "huddle rooms" and casual meeting areas with flat-screen TVs for online access and presentations. Accommodating approximately 1,000 employees, office and team areas were designed for future growth, flexibility and occupant relocations as needed. The project scope also included a new main lobby entrance with turnstiles, as well as new elevators and secured lobbies on each floor.

The design team was responsible for a complete build-out of the interior, extending core and shell systems to serve interior fit-out spaces. Design work included: water-source heat-pump HVAC systems and power distribution from base-building systems stubbed into interior fit-out areas; complete fire protection from base-building risers; and conduit and cable tray systems for low-voltage distribution. Coordination was required with separate security, A/V and telecommunications consultants, as well as maintenance and constant communication with KeyBank representatives.

Incorporating sustainable technologies and construction practices consistent with LEED certification, the project incorporated a high percentage of recycled building materials, enhanced natural lighting, personal lighting control systems, carbon dioxide sensors in a Demand Controlled Ventilation (DVC) arrangement, outdoor air monitoring systems and more.


  • Award of Merit | 2012 Illumination Awards | Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)

Project Stats
Design Date: 2009
Completion Date: 2010
Square Footage: 200,000
City: Cleveland
State: Ohio
Name: KeyBank
Facility: Cleveland Services Center