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AIA Columbus’ ARCHALLENGE Competition Narrows to 8 Buildings

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha AIA Columbus’ ARCHALLENGE Competition Narrows to 8 Buildings
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One more week to vote for the final 4

The LeVeque Tower, William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library and Wexner Center for the Arts were the top three vote-getters in round three voting in AIA Columbus’ ARCHALLENGE competition, as central Ohioans narrowed their selections for their favorite buildings in Columbus from the past 100 years down to eight.

ARCHALLENGE is a month-long celebration of Columbus architecture celebrating the 100th anniversary of AIA Columbus.

The LeVeque Tower (Early 20th Century Bracket) received 304 votes, followed by 293 for the Thompson Library (Contemporary Bracket) and 272 for the Wexner Center (Mid-Century Bracket).

Along with a photo of each project, AIA Columbus added an education component to the competition, designed to foster public awareness about the architecture profession and to educate the public about the cultural significance of Columbus architecture.

For example, the web site provides historical information about each building, its architect, location, and architectural style. During the voting, the top project pages visited to date are those for the Lustron Home, Grange Insurance Audubon Center, Franklin Park Conservatory, Sessions Village and Peter Sells House.

The top vote getters in the round are:

  • Franklin Park Conservatory
  • Bricker and Eckler Building
  • Wexner Center
  • Ohio Judicial Center
  • William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library
  • Franklin County Courthouse
  • LeVeque Tower
  • Ohio Theater

If you haven’t voted, this is the final week to select the final four. Visit archallenge.aiacolumbus.org to view results (you can also view results from the previous weeks as well) and to vote in the next round. Voting begins today – Monday, Oct. 28 – and will continue through Friday, Nov. 1.

The final four will be announced Nov. 13, 2013, at a special reception at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. Visit aiacolumbus.org for details.

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