This modern building comprises of 10,080sf on the main floor and a 3,300sf basement. Sabates Eye Centers occupies 7,108sf of the main floor with the rest set aside for lease space. The basement is used as storage.
Located partially behind a bank south of the intersection of Northwest Barry Road and North Saint Clair Avenue the client desired a structure capable of both drawing your attention and of being noteworthy. This was accomplished with an angled feature wall of black granite punctured by glass and anodized aluminum bays adorned with aluminum sunshade devices. The south side entrance was framed between a cube clad in anodized corrugated aluminum rotated from plan orthogonal and a framework of sunshade devices extending from the aforementioned bays. The bulk of the building is clad in a red brick articulated with repeating rows of recessed brick. The interior waiting and optical area borrows materials from the exterior including the brick, black granite and even the anodized corrugated aluminum on the face of the reception desk. These materials were are warmed by design features like the use of a earthy color palate and the suspended maple ceiling clouds.