History


MAJOR MILESTONES

 

2002 13 industry experts established E2G in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Houston, Texas

 

2005 E2G moved the corporate headquarters to the Tower East in Shaker Heights, Ohio

 

2007E2G expanded Houston, Texas location

 

2008 E2G opened an office in Alberta – Equity Engineering Canada

 

2012E2G became an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)

 

2014E2G purchased 25% of the historic Tower East office building

 

2015 – E2G purchased the remaining 75% of the historic Tower East office building

 


BUILDING

Tower East, the home office of E2G|The Equity Engineering Group, Inc., is a prominent landmark in the community and holds the distinction of being the last building in the United States designed by renowned architect Walter Gropius. Tower East was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

 

BUILDING HISTORY QUICK FACTS

Tower East

Location: Tower East is located at 20600 Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights, Ohio

 

Designed by: The Architects’ Collaborative, Walter Gropius (1883-1969)

 

Design Style: Modernist

 

Architectural Classification: International Style

 

Builder: Turner Construction Company

 

Principle Material (exterior): Concrete

 

Building Construction:

 

  • Two towers form the building.
  • The two-story rectangular building comes together with freestanding concrete columns that support the main tower’s 12 stories.
  • The modular design consists of precast concrete towers that have a grid-like design that reflects the International Style that Gropius popularized. Tower East is identified by its functional modern aesthetic, which features angled sunshades.

 

Historic Tower EastDate of Design: 1964

 

Ground Breaking: August 9, 1966

 

Dedication: July 1967

 

Completed: 1968

 

Height: 160 ft/12 stories

 

Square Footage: 173,087

 

Steve Kordalski is the current architect at Tower East for more information about his work, please click here.