Domokur Architects provided complete architectural, engineering and interior design services for the new American Red Cross - Summit County Chapter Headquarters. This facility replaced an outdated and undersized facility at the same Market Street site a short distance west of downtown Akron. The goal was to create a very flexible building that will accommodate future growth and ever changing community service needs with provisions for a disaster relief and operations center.
Due to their vital interrelationships with area agencies, programs, organizations and hospitals, the Red Cross chose to remain in this neighborhood and in operation while the new structure was under construction. This decision greatly influenced the design, building location and construction sequences, but the completed facility remains a critical element in a re-emerging neighborhood. The facility includes a full service kitchen and dining hall seating approximately 300 people.