The Browns are renovating their headquarters in Berea in an effort to have as many of their employees as possible stationed in one location.
The Browns selected Westlake Reed Leskosky, a Cleveland-based architecture, engineering and technology design firm, for the project. The company announced the news today.
“Our goal is to create a vibrant, high-energy space that maximizes the ability of every one of our employees to perform at the highest level,” Browns CEO Joe Banner said in a statement. “We want to establish an environment that supports the excellence of the people in our organization and our business partners. We look forward to working with Westlake Reed Leskosky during the course of this project.”
Last month, Banner said he wanted all of the team’s employees to work under one roof as opposed to some of them operating out of FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland and others out of the team’s training facility in Berea.
Westlake Reed Leskosky has started its planning and designs for the project. Construction is scheduled to start in March with a target completion by mid-July.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our firm to team with the Cleveland Browns to radically rethink their office environment,” Paul E. Westlake Jr., managing principal of Westlake Reed Leskosky, said in a statement. “The renovations will be designed to score big in terms of interaction and the dynamic vitality that inspires people to perform at their best.”
The Browns’ training facility opened in August 1991 and was previously renovated in 1999 and 2009. A field house and four regulation-size natural grass practice fields are also on the grounds.