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Sanjay Gangal
Sanjay Gangal
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ASM International Headquarters Renovation in Russell Township, Ohio by Dimit Architects

March 16th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The Chesler Group

The geodesic dome is known as the largest open-work lattice dome in the world. The 60,000 square foot headquarters building is on 45-acres of land. The Chesler Group’s restoration of the ASM Headquarters was awarded Best Architectural Renovation in 2012 by Wallpaper* Magazine, the London based, internationally circulated, design, architecture, and lifestyle magazine. The renovation was completed true to the vision of the original architects and in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings .


  • Architects: Dimit Architects
  • Developers: The Chesler Group
  • Project: ASM International Headquarters Renovation
  • Location:  Russell Township, Ohio
  • Designed by: Cleveland architect John Terence Kelly and world-famous mathematician, philosopher and visionary R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Originally built in: 1959
  • Renovation completed in: July, 2011
  • Materials used: Glass, concrete and steel
  • Photographer: Jeff Goldberg at Esto


The interior renovation retained all of the original metal surfaces such as copper, steel, brass; aluminum detail and the stainless steel floating staircase; and original structural concrete floors were polished to reveal stone aggregate. Historic artwork of Nikos Bel-Jon, commissioned by ASM in the 1950’s, was discovered during construction, restored and is displayed throughout the building. Interior upgrades included all new finishes, 6 new kitchenettes, 10 conference rooms, 2 new lobbies, a new fitness room and 14 new radial wall bathrooms.


The exterior renovation included the refurbishment of the stainless steel solar shades and steel lattice, restoration and re-glazing of 268 historic monumental plate glass windows and frames, repair of the steel perimeter soffit and curved steel fascia, demolition and reconstruction of the bullnose radial concrete arch parapet wall, and complete restoration and waterproofing of the historic green roof plaza  New electrical installations included new gear, power and distribution, rewiring for 200 new LED downlights and restoration of 106, four inch diameter saucer lighting fixtures. A new three stage heating system was installed with state-of-the-art computer controlled pumps and drives complete with Native BACnet automatio.


ASM Night


Main Lobby_After


Main Lobby Before

Student Lobby

Cafe After

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