David J. Joseph Company Headquarters

Setting a new standard with a refreshed, modern space.

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The David J. Joseph Company is a leader in metal recycling and railroad transportation. Their headquarters in the historic American Book Building in downtown Cincinnati is in the midst of a major renovation. APG was chosen to help guide the transformation of their dated space into a fresh environment more suited to how people work today.

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Herman Miller Canvas workstations are the building standard.

Originally constructed in 1904, the building presented the usual challenges of an older office space, including close columns and limited natural light. Herman Miller Canvas workstations were the perfect choice to create an open, inviting space and preserve as much of the natural light as possible. Fabric, finishes, and carpeting were thoughtfully selected to give the space a clean, modern aesthetic while maintaining durability for long-term use. The tackable fabric wall dividers were specified with lighter-color fabric on the interior of the workspaces to keep the area bright, and medium-color fabric on the exterior for added visual interest, which has the added effect of minimizing the appearance of any future wear.

Workspaces were carefully designed to become DJJ's building standard. Upgraded features such as sit-to-stand work surfaces, iconic Eames molded plastic side chairs, and overhead units with dry-erase and magnetic surfaces work into the budget and footprint. Tu Storage from Herman Miller provides easy-access to files. Collaborative spaces featuring tables from National and JSI chairs provide plenty of options for casual meetings of various sizes.

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A mural on the fourth floor is reminiscent of the company's history in the rail industry.

A large, sun-filled, conference room includes a wall of frosted windows for privacy, which also allow the natural light to reach interior spaces of the office. Novo Chairs from SitOnIt and table from National complete the space.