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



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.



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.