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Columbus Underground is celebrating Design and Architecture this week, brought to you by our friends at the Hamilton Parker Company. All this week we’re featuring articles on local architects, designers, creators, big thinkers and other creative professionals.

Modern Traditional Architecture

 David Meleca Modern Traditional Architecture

Letter to the Editor: Modern Traditional Architecture Vitruvius wrote it over two thousand years ago – firmitas, utilitas, venustas – Strength, Usefulness, and Beauty. These are the three principals of all traditional architecture. For over two thousand years, architects designed buildings using the Classical orders of Architecture, which are derived from anthropomorphic proportion: the celebration […]

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Design Digest: Schooley Caldwell Associates

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: Schooley Caldwell Associates

With their work on high-profile renovation projects such as the Leveque Tower, the Atlas Building and the Ohio Statehouse, Schooley Caldwell Associates has earned a reputation for historic preservation work. They’ve also done plenty of work on new-build projects, though, such as the Wood Company Building in the Short North and the new OSU dorms […]

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Design Digest: WSA Studio

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: WSA Studio

WSA Studio has a large and diverse portfolio that includes such high-profile buildings as Knowlton Hall at OSU, The Jack, the Dublin Performing Arts Center, Buggyworks Lofts and the Seneca Hotel, as well as many churches, community pools and residential projects. Principal Timothy Hawk spoke with Columbus Underground about the common threads that run through […]

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Matthew Carbone Turns Architectural Photography into a Career

Brent Warren Brent Warren Matthew Carbone Turns Architectural Photography into a Career

Columbus Underground is celebrating Design and Architecture this week, brought to you by our friends at the Hamilton Parker Company. All this week we’re featuring articles on local architects, designers, creators, big thinkers and other creative professionals. Today we continue our look at architectural photography, this time hearing from a newer name on the scene; […]

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Design Digest: NBBJ

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: NBBJ

NBBJ recently made a big splash with their design for 250 High; a modern, 12-story building in the heart of downtown that will feature apartments, ground-level retail and offices (including those of NBBJ, who plan to relocate to the building). Just prior to the news breaking on that project, we spoke to A.J. Montero, partner […]

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Design Digest: DesignGroup

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: DesignGroup

DesignGroup has received plenty of attention in recent years for its work on projects such as the Franklin County Courthouse, the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and the new addition to the Columbus Art Museum. They’ve also developed an extensive healthcare portfolio, designing hospitals and medical buildings throughout the region. Principal Michael Bongiorno talked with Columbus […]

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Feinknopf Documents Columbus Architecture Through Photography

Brent Warren Brent Warren Feinknopf Documents Columbus Architecture Through Photography

If you spend any time at all looking at the websites of architectural and design firms (and we have been doing our share of that here at Columbus Underground in preparation for Design Week), you will see lots of impressive photos that document their work. We started to wonder who took those pictures, and upon looking […]

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