Peter B. Lewis Building – Case Western UniversityCleveland, Ohio

  • Located at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University
  • Contains 145,000 sf of space and includes classrooms, offices, a library and a café
  • The building is a composite structure of concrete and steel
  • Cast-in-place concrete flat slab construction is used for the primary floor supporting elements
  • A 36-inch concrete transfer slab and 8-ft deep curved concrete beams are also utilized
  • The building features a 65,000 sf steel clad roof structure
  • The stainless steel-clad surfaces are framed using four inch standard pipe steel
  • The steel portion of the building rests upon the concrete and is therefore not load bearing
  • The structural steel elements provide additional shear resistance
  • DeSimone also designed the building’s light-gauge framing, supporting the curved drywall that clads the interior atrium space
  • This design is the first Gehry project to have all of its structural steel detailing completed in CATIA
  • Awards:
    AISC – National Award 2002
    CIB – Award of Merit 2001