Peter B. Lewis Building
Designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry, the Peter B. Lewis Building's unique architectural features symbolize the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management's innovative approach to management education. Opened in 2002, the wavy, stainless-steel sheathed landmark takes its name from Peter B. Lewis, Chairman of the Progressive Insurance Company, whose vision and support made the building possible. Lewis had previously commissioned Gehry to design an iconic downtown lakefront skyscraper as a new headquarters for Progressive and a home for himself in Lyndhurst. Neither was built, and cost overruns threatened to nix the new Weatherhead project until Lewis followed his original gift with an even larger one. The building continues in its original purpose of providing workspaces and classrooms to Weatherhead School of Management's students and faculty. In 2018, the demolition of the adjacent former home of the Cleveland Institute of Art opened a parklike expanse to the west that provides a better vista of the building, which was previously difficult to see except from the streets that line its southern and eastern flanks.