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East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

  • Architects: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
  • Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  • Principal-in-Charge : Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
  • Principal : Andrea P. Leers, FAIA,
  • Project Manager : Joseph Raia, AIA, LEED
  • Designer: Chien Hung-Yang, Juliet Chun
  • Area: 23163.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

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NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has selected NBBJ to design their $85 million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus, Ohio. The six-story, 200,000-square-foot center will serve more than 100,000 patients annually. It will feature modular and flexible units centered around shared employee workspaces. Construction will begin in February. 

Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

Allied Works Architecture has released designs for the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Set to complete by 2016, the billowing museum will be constructed on the banks of the Scioto River, directly across from downtown, as part of Scioto Peninsula’s 56-acre redevelopment masterplan. It will host a variety of galleries, education and interpretive spaces that will house exhibitions and artifacts that serve as a testimonial to the 250 years of military service of Ohio Veterans.

“The Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum is conceived as an architecture of two acts. The first is an act of landscape, where the surrounding parkland is cut, carved and lifted into the sky, creating a processional path to the sanctuary, a place of ceremony, celebration and reflection - a civic room for the city of Columbus,” explains Allied Works. Continue reading to learn more. 

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Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

  • Architects: NBBJ
  • Location: 1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, USA
  • Area: 15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

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AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman

Before it was even completed, New York Times critic Paul Goldberger dubbed the Wexner Center for the Arts “The Museum That Theory Built.” [1] Given its architect, this epithet came as no surprise; Peter Eisenman, the museum’s designer, had spent the better part of his career distilling architectural form down to a theoretical science. It was with tremendous anticipation that this building, the first major public work of Eisenman’s career, opened in 1989. For some, it heralded a validation of deconstructivism and theory, while its problems provided ammunition for others who saw theory and practice as complimentary but ultimately divergent pursuits. The building’s popular reception has been equally mixed, but its influence and intrigue in the academic community is as pronounced and unmistakeable as the design itself.

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AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen

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© Hassan Bagheri

Just off the highway that leads to the town of Columbus, Indiana, the most slender of spires shoots upward from the tree line. With only a small gold cross at the top suggesting its purpose, the spire seems to belong to another world, an expressive gesture reaching into the sky that extends far beyond its visible tip. As visitors approach, the base of the spire fans out and merges with the ground, subsuming it and metaphysically bridging the distance between the heavens and the Earth. This is the famous North Christian Church, Eero Saarinen’s stunning discourse on God, nature and architecture. 

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South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

  • Architects: Ross Barney Architects
  • Location: College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 500 West 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  • Design Principal: Carol Ross Barney
  • Principal in Charge: Eric Martin
  • Project Architect: Jonathan Graves, Marc Anderson
  • Design Team: Ryan Giblin, AIA, LEED AP; Huili Feng
  • Architect of Record: Champlin Architects
  • Local Architect: Lupton Rausch
  • Area: 95750.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Brad Feinkopf

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Libeskind Shortlisted for Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Daniel Libeskind is among three semi-finalists competing to design the Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial in Columbus. The privately funded memorial will be built south of the Ohio Statehouse on the grassy 10 acre Capitol Square, just east of the Scioto River.    

Possible Mediums Conference

Taking place February 7-10, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design, and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning will be presenting the Possible Mediums Conference. Taking place in Columbus, Ohio, the event is composed of a series of workshops and panel discussions revolving around four “possible mediums” which places a group of designers in productive dialog, unpacking their collective foundations and futures. Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, the invited workshop leaders employ exploratory processes rooted in mediums external to the discipline (such as film or comics) or developed from atypical applications of more conventional mediums (such as drawings or models). For more information, please visit here.

Cunz Hall / JBAD

  • Architects: JBAD
  • Location: Ohio State Capitol, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
  • Architects: JBAD - Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
  • Consultants: SMBH (structural), CDM (MEP), MSI-KKG (landscape),
  • Area: 66000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

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Grange Insurance Audubon Center / DesignGroup

  • Architects: DesignGroup
  • Location: Ohio State Capitol, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
  • Architects: DesignGroup
  • Civil Engineer: Burgess & Niple
  • Mep Engineer: Heapy Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Kinzleman Kline Gossman
  • Structural Engineer: Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk
  • Client: Grange Insurance Audubon Center / Columbus Metro Parks
  • Ecological Consultant: Williams Creek Consulting
  • Area: 18400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

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Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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Mlicki Offices / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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Mound Street Office Building / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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Brewer’s Gate / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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