• A full glass window wall reveals the entire space to the general public without even entering it.
    A full glass window wall reveals the entire space to the general public without even entering it.
  • The history wall begins with an opening statement by the founder, Henry A. Sherwin located above the fireplace mantle from his office. An art glass lamp and the first logo: a chameleon on a paint palette also belonged to Mr. Sherwin.
    The history wall begins with an opening statement by the founder, Henry A. Sherwin located above the fireplace mantle from his office. An art glass lamp and the first logo: a chameleon on a paint palette also belonged to Mr. Sherwin.
  • A 40 ft. timeline supported by values that have been adhered to throughout its history feature narratives, historic photos and objects.
    A 40 ft. timeline supported by values that have been adhered to throughout its history feature narratives, historic photos and objects.
  • The company's history is in the yellow band, bordered by what was happening in Northeast Ohio (above) and around the world (below).
    The company's history is in the yellow band, bordered by what was happening in Northeast Ohio (above) and around the world (below).
  • The "Spirit of Discovery" Wall features the top 10 inventions. Suspended glass panels feature more than 1,000 patents.
    The "Spirit of Discovery" Wall features the top 10 inventions. Suspended glass panels feature more than 1,000 patents.
  • The "Color Wall" displays decades of popular colors and a variety of tools that Sherwin-Williams devised to help its customers.
    The "Color Wall" displays decades of popular colors and a variety of tools that Sherwin-Williams devised to help its customers.
  • A vintage neon sign and the current logo express the brand.
    A vintage neon sign and the current logo express the brand.

Sherwin-Williams
Center of Excellence

Imagine setting foot into a space that sends you on a journey showcasing the heritage and inventions that made The Sherwin-Williams Company one of the largest and most recognized coatings companies in the world.

The Center of Excellence is the point-of-entry for all visitors. Totaling 6,000 sq. ft., it consists of a reception area, a 2,500 sq. ft. exhibit space, a boardroom and several conference rooms.

The magic of color radiates throughout the Center. No brochure or video could convey Sherwin-Williams’ breadth and depth experienced by everyone who visits.

Project Recognition

Global Corporate Identity 3 (2006)

Signage and Environmental Graphics

Graphic Design USA (2005)

American Graphic Design Award

American Advertising Federation (AAF) Fifth District (2005)

Gold Addy for Point of Purchase/Trade Show Exhibit

AAF Cleveland Addy Awards (2005)

Silver Award for Point of Purchase

Graphic Design USA (2005)

American Graphic Design Award for
Online Timeline 1866-2004