Gresham Smith is designing a new 200,000-square-foot, seven-story headquarters for Medpace in Cincinnati, Ohio. It will also include 20,000-square-feet of street-level retail shops and a 900-car garage to support office and retail. The design team set out to create a dynamic space for Medpace, a clinical contract research organization, that seamlessly connects with the surrounding campus and will serve as a destination within the community. Gresham Smith is providing a full suite of services including architecture, interior design, structural engineering and MEP engineering.

Client

RBM Development Company, LLC

City

Cincinnati, Ohio

200,000

Square Feet

7

Stories

900

Garage Parking Spots

Modern and Well-Connected

Modern and Well-Connected

The headquarters building is modern and distinct, serving as the new identity of the surrounding campus while still embracing a complementary aesthetic. The team incorporated horizontal expressions that highlight entrances as well as canopies and lighting features that emphasize points of connection.
East and West

East and West

The building’s orientation and fenestration on the east and west optimize performance, mitigating glare and reducing heat through a vertical patterning that is also reminiscent of Medpace-researched DNA sequencing.
Rooted in Good Design and Community Building

Rooted in Good Design and Community Building

Medpace is an exceptionally progressive and innovative company, with an interest in good design and community building. They wanted to expand their existing office campus to accommodate growth and attract and retain the best talent. The new space will be unique, energetic, active and health-focused, building upon Medpace’s corporate culture and showcasing clean, contemporary design.

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Adam Nicholson, AIA
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