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The Exchange / Oyler Wu Collaborative

20:00 - 23 September, 2017
The Exchange / Oyler Wu Collaborative, Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative
Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative Courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Columbus, IN, United States
  • Design Team

    Oyler Wu Collaborative: Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Hans Koesters, Lung Chi Chang, Harrison Steinbuch, Irvin Shaifa, Clint Johnson, Andy Magner, Dongwoo Suk, Andrea Sanchez, Hsiyuan Pan, Thomas Lanham, Emilijia Landsbergis, Suhan Na, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Tucker van Leuwen-Hall
  • Engineering

    Nous Engineering, Matthew Melnyk, Katahdin Engineering LLC, Elizabeth Woolf
  • Project Year

    2017

Should Airbnb Help Save This High-Tech Gem?

09:30 - 14 April, 2017
Should Airbnb Help Save This High-Tech Gem?, The Columbus Occupational Health Association could be an ideal candidate for a partnership between Airbnb and Columbus, Indiana. Image Courtesy of H3
The Columbus Occupational Health Association could be an ideal candidate for a partnership between Airbnb and Columbus, Indiana. Image Courtesy of H3

This article was originally published by The Architect's Newspaper as "Why Airbnb should help save an architectural icon."

If I had to guess, I would say that it has been forty years since Columbus, Indiana, was the hot topic of cocktail conversations at design-related get-togethers in New York City. In those days, it was the supercharged patronage of industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his relationships with designers like Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard that spurred a wave of innovative and provocative architecture in the small Midwestern town. Columbus, with a population of 45,000, has a Robert Venturi fire station, a John Johansen school, a park by Michael Van Valkenburgh, and several buildings by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, including the younger’s iconic Miller House.

6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

09:30 - 27 February, 2017
6 Unique Long Weekend Travel Ideas for Architects

The "architectural pilgrimage" is much more than just everyday tourism. Studying and admiring a building through text and images often creates a hunger in architects, thanks to the space between the limitations of 2D representation and the true experience of the building. Seeing a building in person that one has long loved from a distance can become something of a spiritual experience, and architects often plan vacations around favorite or important spaces. But too often, architects become transfixed by a need to visit the same dozen European cities that have come to make up the traveling architect's bucket list.

The list here shares some sites that may not have made your list just yet. Although somewhat less well known than the canonical cities, the architecture of these six cities is sure to hold its ground against the world's best. The locations here make ideal long weekend trips (depending of course on where you are traveling from), although it never hurts to have more than a few days to really become immersed in a city. We have selected a few must-see buildings from each location, but each has even more to offer than what you see here—so don't be afraid to explore!

Wavelength Pictures’ Documentary Set to Revisit the Life and Work of Kevin Roche

16:00 - 9 January, 2016
Wavelength Pictures’ Documentary Set to Revisit the Life and Work of Kevin Roche, © Nathan Benn
© Nathan Benn

About twenty years after the last documentary on Kevin Roche was released, London-based film company Wavelength Pictures will produce an updated look at the life and work of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect, with a section of the film focusing on his projects in ColumbusIndiana, reports local paper The Republic. Wavelength Pictures plans to come to Columbus in 2016, filming buildings that Roche designed and conducting interviews.

Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup

13:00 - 24 September, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 20

East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

11:00 - 29 June, 2015
East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
  • 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

NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus

00:00 - 30 December, 2014
NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus, Livingston Ambulatory Center. Image © NBBJ
Livingston Ambulatory Center. Image © NBBJ

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

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Allied Works Releases Design for Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus , © MIR
© MIR

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. 

Bridge View. Image © MIR © MIR © MIR Main Entry. Image © Allied Works Architecture + 12

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

01:00 - 9 December, 2014
Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ, © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart
© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart

© Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart © Matt Carbone/Sean Airhart + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    1422 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, United States
  • Area

    15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman, © Flickr user OZinOH
© Flickr user OZinOH

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.

© Flickr user joevare © Flickr user plemeljr © Flickr user joevare © Flickr user joevare + 12

AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
© Hassan Bagheri
© 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. 

Oculus. Image © Flickr user noktulo © Hassan Bagheri © Hassan Bagheri Roof Plan + 12

South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

01:00 - 1 August, 2013
South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects, © Brad Feinkopf
© Brad Feinkopf

© Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf © Brad Feinkopf + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    500 W 12th Ave, 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

Libeskind Shortlisted for Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

00:00 - 31 January, 2013
Libeskind Shortlisted for Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial, Ohio Statehouse via Google Maps
Ohio Statehouse via Google Maps

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.    

Cunz Hall / JBAD

01:00 - 30 May, 2012
Cunz Hall / JBAD, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ohio State Capitol, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
  • Architects

    JBAD - Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
  • Consultants

    SMBH (structural), CDM (MEP), MSI-KKG (landscape),
  • Area

    66000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Highlands Park Family Aquatic Center / Meyers + Associates Architecture

18:00 - 11 November, 2011
© Matthew Carbone
© Matthew Carbone

Architect: Meyers + Associates Architecture Location: Westerville, Ohio, United States Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Matthew Carbone 

Private House / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

01:00 - 8 November, 2011
Private House / Weinstein Vaadia Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron + 17

Grange Insurance Audubon Center / DesignGroup

01:00 - 9 July, 2011
Grange Insurance Audubon Center / DesignGroup, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ohio State Capitol, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
  • 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

Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

01:00 - 19 May, 2011
Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 14