GLI Pool Products

A successful manufacturer of pool covers and accessories, GLI Pool Products approached Phillips|Sekanick Architects to develop a new space to accommodate the needs of their expanding employee base.  The final design included an addition which could be utilized as an employee break area, meeting room or training area.


GLI Pool Products, Youngstown


At the start of the project the client wasn’t sure which functions were most necessary to meet the employees’ needs, or how much square footage would be required for those functions.  By listening to the client’s concerns Phillips|Sekanick Architects was able to develop a balanced program of spaces to meet the stated needs. Indoor and outdoor break areas were high on the list of priorities.


By utilizing a sliding glass wall system that could be hidden when not in use, the design team was able to create a large employee break room which could be subdivided into smaller areas as needed.  The 3,800 square foot addition includes not only a vending an employee break area, but also a space that can easily be partitioned to host staff meetings and training. An outdoor break area was also created using pool cover material as a fabric sun screen.  This playful addition provided visual excitement to the overall design.