Apr
2011

Vernon Manor Ribbon Cutting

The re-purposed Vernon Manor opened this week!  Together with developer Al Neyer and design partner WA Architects, GBBN remodeled the Vernon Manor Hotel from hotel suites into offices. This monumental historical building is of high value to the region’s history and identity, having hosted many famous guests and prominent functions throughout its lifetime as an hotel.  The building has been vacant since the hotel ceased operations in 2009.

The current project reshaped the building from a series of “apartment suites” organized around a double-loaded corridor into an efficient and flexible office design. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is the main tenant and currently intends to shift administration functions to the building in order to free up valuable space on their medical campus.

GBBN’s design both reorganizes and respect to the historical interiors. The main corridor is shifted to the south in order to allow light into the main circulation zones. A centralized conference room and flanking break out spaces within the structure’s bay windows act as nodes of communication and gathering. The standard office modules are arranged within the existing structure to maximize efficiency and clarity of organization.