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New 11-Story Building Approved Downtown

Walker Evans Walker Evans New 11-Story Building Approved Downtown

A new 11-story mixed-use building that was unveiled last month has quickly been approved by the Downtown Commission during this morning’s monthly meeting. The project, being developed by Crawford Hoying at the Swan Cleaners site at the corner of South High and West Cherry streets, was presented last month for conceptual review, and re-presented today for […]


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 […]


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 […]


GCAC Presents: Design Week is Coming

 Michael Bongiorno GCAC Presents: Design Week is Coming

Dear Columbus, I want to invite you to a party. It’s a week-long party. It’s called Design Week. There will be a lot of cool people there. You should definitely come. It will make you cooler. Don’t get me wrong, you are cool and all that but you could act a lot cooler. I might […]


Big Ideas: Columbus Design Week

 Michael Bongiorno Big Ideas: Columbus Design Week

In the fall of 2012, the Center for Architecture and Design (The Center), in collaboration with the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Columbus), will promote and celebrate local design during its inaugural Design Week. Design Week 2012 is a festival about design and about all the ways that design appears in […]

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Big Ideas: Columbus as a City of Design?

 Michael Bongiorno Big Ideas: Columbus as a City of Design?

I would like to suggest the following: Columbus is now and will develop further into an international design capital and an idea city of the future. Sound impossible? Let me tell you why it isn’t. In August of 2010, my wife, Sarah Bongiorno, and I gave an impassioned and well received presentation at Pecha Kucha […]


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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!