NBBJ to Design $85 Million Livingston Ambulatory Center in Columbus

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


Allied Works Architecture has released designs for the Ohio Veterans Memorial and Museum in . 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. 

Columbus Metropolitan Library / NBBJ

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

AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman

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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.

AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen

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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.

South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU / Ross Barney Architects

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Architects: Ross Barney Architects
Location: College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 500 West 12th Avenue, , OH 43210,
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
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brad Feinkopf

Libeskind Shortlisted for Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Ohio Statehouse via Google Maps

Daniel Libeskind is among three semi-finalists competing to design the Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial in . 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.

As stated in the competition brief, “The memorial itself must help everyone who visits and works in the Statehouse understand not just the history of the Holocaust, but also the fact that today we must continue to stand against evil. Artists are asked to create a piece that will serve as a permanent memorial in remembrance of all victims of the Holocaust (1933-1945) and those Ohioans who participated in the liberation of the death camps during World War II. The memorial should provide enlightenment on man’s inhumanity to man and inspire people to think and act differently in the face of discrimination, hatred, antiSemitism and genocide.”

The three semi-finalists are:

Possible Mediums Conference

Courtesy of State University, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, and University of Michigan Taubman Architecture and Design Schools

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 , 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

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Architects: JBAD – Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: Columbus, ,
Completion: 2011
Area: 66,000 sqm
Consultants: SMBH (structural), CDM (MEP), MSI-KKG (landscape),
Lawhon (environmental)
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Highlands Park Family Aquatic Center / Meyers + Associates Architecture

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

Grange Insurance Audubon Center / DesignGroup

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Architects: DesignGroup
Location: Columbus, , USA
Project Year: 2009
Client: Grange Insurance Audubon Center / Columbus Metro Parks
Project Area: 18,400 sqf
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Stolarczyk Residence / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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This project involved the addition to a 1960’s era international Style house, an anomaly in this typical suburban neighborhood. The existing house, a long white box that sits atop a steep, heavily wooded slope, consists of a first floor and a walk-out basement. The addition includes two kid’s bedrooms and two baths on the first level and an entertainment room on the lower level.

Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: Columbus, Ohio,
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography

Mlicki Offices / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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This renovation project addressed the issues of sustainability through recycling, the reinvention of two historic, but not historically significant, structures to align with the brand of the owner’s business, and the investigation of and references to the work of two artists through this project.

Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: Columbus, , USA
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography

Brewer’s Gate / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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A dilapidated, vacant, 60’s era manufacturing building on a one-acre block in an historic urban neighborhood was replaced with 35 townhouses in five buildings. The project responds to its urban context with separate buildings oriented perpendicular to the street, continuing the rhythm of the adjacent houses. This arrangement creates alternating garden courts and auto courts, separating vehicular and pedestrian access and bringing green spaces to the interior of the block.

Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: 1008 S. Front, , Ohio, USA
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography

Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

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The site of the new school of architecture is at the western edge of The Ohio State University’s old campus, close to the river and the football stadium, at the happily congested corner of West Woodruff Avenue and Tuttle Park Place. Bounded by raw concrete parking garages to the south and the staid red brick of the business school to the north, laboratory buildings to the east and the emptiness of the stadium parking lot to the west, edged and crossed by major campus pedestrian thoroughfares, the site is a dynamic zone, capable of sustaining a connective architecture and landscape and an inclusive urban form.

Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Location: The State University, , Ohio, USA
Project Team: Robert S. Livesey (Director of Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture), Jill Morelli (University Architect), Scott Conlon (Senior Project Manager), Mack Scogin (Principal), Merrill Elam (Principal), David Yocum (Project Architect), Brian Bell, John Trefry, Penn Ruderman, Barnum Tiller, Cecilia Tham, Jeffrey Collins, Kevin Gotsch, Margaret Fletcher
Associate Architect: WSA Studio
Associate Architect Team: Bob Wandel (Principal in Charge), Cissy Wong (Project Architect), Alan Sulser, Ivan Amy, Lannetta Vader, Yanitza Brongers, Kristen Poldemann
Interior Furnishings: Suzanne Toney, Amy Dupler
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect Team: Michael Van Valkenburgh (Principal), Matt Urbanski (Principal), Laura Solano, Gullivar Shepard, Brian Bare, Jennifer Pindyck
Project Area: 176,000 sqf
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Matthew Carbone

225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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This project involves the conversion of a four-story 19th Century commercial building on a tight urban lot to residential and commercial use and the replacement of a non-contributing single story adjacent structure with an infill building for residential use and parking. The conversion consists of 6 residential units (2 per floor) above a 3,000 sqf commercial office space while the new structure accommodates 5 residential units (2 per floor with a full floor penthouse unit) and parking at the first floor. An elevator and egress stairs are shared by both structures.

Architect: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
Location: 225 North Fourth, Columbus, Ohio,
Project Area: 3,000 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf, Feinknopf Photography

Architecture City Guide: Columbus

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to the capital and largest city in . is home to The State University, which probably merits a separate architecture guide all itself. Adding the city to the mix, it was very difficult to keep our list to only twelve. Check out our contemporary list and add to it in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Columbus list and corresponding map after the break.

AD Classics: Miller House and Garden / Eero Saarinen

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Completed in 1957 for industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller and his family in Columbus, Indiana, the embodies midcentury Modernism in it’s fullest. Architect ‘s steel and glass composition has held together very well, proving the quality and use of materials to be worthy of time.

More on the Miller House and Garden after the break.