The Mound Street Office Building is a 10,000 sqf structure on a vacant lot in a transitional neighborhood of downtown Columbus. This project inserts a commercial use in a formerly residential block and responds to the established urban context with appropriate scale and building location.
Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: 439 East Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Project Area: 10,000 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography
The structure meets the street, like its present and former neighbors, with a façade of blue glazed masonry, and continues as an extruded shape to the rear alley. A dramatically sloped roof rises above the masonry wall to a height of thirty feet, cantilevering to the east over the building entries.
The east face is entirely glass and provides each office suite with a separate, on-grade entry immediately adjacent to parking. The interior office space is entirely flexible, with demising walls which can placed anywhere along the twenty foot spacing of the exterior columns to create offices of 900 sqf modules. Each office includes a steel mezzanine structure under the high ceiling to gain additional square footage. The efficiency and simplicity of the building continues in the interior details with an exposed prefabricated structure, exposed ductwork and suspended lighting.