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DesignGroup Announces Groundbreaking of Culinary Arts Building at Columbus State

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman DesignGroup Announces Groundbreaking of Culinary Arts Building at Columbus State

Architecture and design firm DesignGroup has announced the groundbreaking of a state-of-the-art development to house Columbus State Community College’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. The $33 million project is set to be complete in 2019 and will be named after Columbus native and restaurant developer Cameron Mitchell, who has given $2.5 million in […]

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Building Tour: Coleman Government Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren Building Tour: Coleman Government Center

The first city employees moved into the Michael B. Coleman Government Center at 111 N. Front St. in March of this year, a little over three years after the design of the eight-story building was first unveiled to the Downtown Commission. The building is now fully occupied, and the green spaces around it are starting to […]

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AIA Columbus Announces 2016 Architecture Award Winners

Walker Evans Walker Evans AIA Columbus Announces 2016 Architecture Award Winners

Once again, the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Columbus) has recognized the best in local architectural design with their annual awards program. This year, five designs were awarded Merit Awards and Honor Awards. The five award recipients include: Margaret M. Walter Wing (Columbus Museum of Art) – Honor Award Owner/Client: Columbus Museum […]

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Columbus Museum of Art Expansion Wins 2016 Recchie Design Award

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Museum of Art Expansion Wins 2016 Recchie Design Award

Last night, the Columbus Landmarks Foundation unveiled the winner of their 2016 James B. Recchie Award: The Columbus Museum of Art. The CMA saw an expansion and renovation that was completed in October 2015, helmed by a local architectural team that included DesignGroup and MKSK. Local architectural firm Schooley Caldwell was also recognized for previous renovation work completed at the […]

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New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Visuals Unveiled for 11-Story Downtown Development Proposal

Last week, we got our first look at a new 11-story apartment building proposal from local developers Crawford Hoying that would replace the three-story Swan Cleaners building at the Downtown intersection of Cherry Street and High Street if built as planned. While the original article only featured basic building schematics as visuals, we’ve been given an […]

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Franklin Park Conservatory Getting Major Update

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin Park Conservatory Getting Major Update

The Franklin Park Conservatory is getting a major facelift this year, and construction is already under way. Executive Director Bruce Harkey presented an update to stakeholders at an annual meeting this evening, providing new details on the project. “When you think about the entrance to the building, it’s not the most welcoming entrance,” said Harkey […]

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Short North White Castle Development Approved

Brent Warren Brent Warren Short North White Castle Development Approved

Demolition and construction work could start as soon as this summer on the Short North White Castle site after the Victorian Village Commission approved the latest plans for the development at their meeting yesterday. Although final details such as lighting, signage, and the color of some exterior elements will still need to get final approval, […]

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