Neumann/Smith Architecture was tasked with the design and documentation of this new Class A headquarters building for TCF Bank in Downtown Detroit. At 311 feet and 21 stories in height, the building is located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of the Entertainment District.
The Tower’s design enhances the existing downtown skyline, announcing the headquarters for TCF with dynamic architecture that offers unparalleled views of surrounding destinations and the downtown core. Using glass in different ways was intentional and meant to create “movement,” drawing the eye to the top of the Tower, and to “blend” the levels of parking and office floors.
The Tower will include ground-level commercial space, ten stories of parking, workplace environments across nine stories, and a rooftop terrace. TCF will occupy the top floors, while the remainder will be available for expansion, or to other tenants.
Features include a lobby that incorporates stone and wood for a clean and contemporary look, collaboration “zones” lined along the Woodward front, a dedicated reception floor for TCF where all guests are received with office and public conferencing space (on level 19) that opens to an indoor/outdoor terrace, and a two-story monumental corner stair that offers stunning views of the city and iconic Woodward Avenue.
The Neumann/Smith design team worked closely with City of Detroit officials from the Planning and Development Department to maximize the project’s compact ½ acre site potential, which in addition to office and ground level commercial uses provides structured parking for 320 cars. With the site residing within the Grand Circus Park Historic District, Neumann/Smith worked closely with the City of Detroit Historic District Commission to gain necessary approvals to create a design for the new TCF Tower that complements the surrounding historic architecture.
Construction began fall 2019. TCF’s new headquarters will create 200 new jobs and bring another 300 workers to downtown Detroit.