In order to provide convenient access to their fleet of corporate aircraft, The Connor Group, a national real estate investment firm, chose the grounds of the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport for the home of their new headquarters. Located at the busy intersection of Austin Boulevard and Springboro Pike, the building is ideally situated in a high growth area of suburban Dayton, Ohio and serves as an iconic statement for the firm’s brand.
Honor Award, National Organization of Minority Architects
The impetus behind the concept for the building was the owner’s love of adventure, aviation and the spirit of collaboration. The end result is a sleek, sculptured celebration of 21st Century materiality. The buildings angled and sloped envelope changes as one travels around the building. The play of sunlight on the building’s aluminum skin is reflected both inward and outward to allow an artful expression of the building’s textured surface. As a progressive company, the interior of the facility capitalizes on the latest technologies and environmental planning concepts allowing for more efficient and functional environments. A large, sunlight filled atrium is the heart of the building, surrounded and overlooked by offices. This atrium is a central gathering place to build staff camaraderie as well as to hold large office and community meetings. Tiered amphitheater seating connecting the two floors is a major element of this indoor space.