Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) Headquarters Gets a Facelift Inside and Out
Executive Management Team Expanded, Promotions Announced at Renier Construction
It took just six months to renovate the Metropolitan Educational Council’s (MEC) corporate offices and training facility, and the results are a stunning contrast.
The organization had recently completed a new customer-friendly branding effort, including the adoption of new colors and a redesigned logo. It made perfect sense to continue the effort to extend the customer focus into the company’s headquarters.
The 12-year-old, 11,780 sq. ft. building, located at 2100 Citygate Drive in Columbus, was originally developed for multiple tenants and included multiple entrances. When members entered the facility, the old configuration required them to enter at the front of the building and wind their way through offices to get back to the meeting facilities.
“The renovated facility allows us better functionality to meet the training and meeting needs of our clients,” said MEC Executive Director Jamie Grube. “We have received extremely positive comments from our members, and are pleased with the overall results,” continued Grube.
Renier Construction completed the major renovation. Rather than expand the footprint of the building, Renier removed walls, expanded meeting space into a warehouse area, remodeled offices, and installed a movable wall to allow for flexible meeting space that can expand to host up to 100 participants. A centralized entry, as well as expanded training areas, improved overall functionality, security, and efficiency of the facility.
Energy efficient features such as LED lighting, improved mechanicals, and a new HVAC system were incorporated into the project. The exterior was painted and new awnings were added to enhance cooling and incorporate the new brand.
The Metropolitan Educational Council (MEC) is a consortium of school districts and related agencies in the greater central Ohio area.