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Offices and Coffee Shop Planned for Edna Building on Long Street

Brent Warren Brent Warren Offices and Coffee Shop Planned for Edna Building on Long Street

A building that has stood vacant on the Near East Side since the 1980s could soon see new life. Tim Lai ArchitecT (TLA) has submitted plans to the City of Columbus to renovate the Edna Building at 879 E. Long St. “The Edna project is a three-story, 8,000-square-foot rehab of a historic structure built in […]

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Giant Tricycle Doubles as Bike Parking and Public Art at City of Columbus Public Utilities Department

Anne Evans Anne Evans Giant Tricycle Doubles as Bike Parking and Public Art at City of Columbus Public Utilities Department

A giant red tricycle has appeared at the City of Columbus Public Utilities Department located at 910 Dublin Road. The new piece of public art doubles as a bike rack for the facility and was designed by Tim Lai ArchitecT. “We love the fact that these bike racks will be installed at different Recrecation Centers, […]

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Local Developers to Discuss Building Boom at Design Talks Event

Walker Evans Walker Evans Local Developers to Discuss Building Boom at Design Talks Event

Columbus, like many other urban areas across the US, is in the midst of a construction boom. A large portion of that development comes by way of urban-style multi-family rental communities popping up in neighborhoods that range from Downtown and The Short North to Worthington and Dublin. The costs for renting these new apartment units […]

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Alternative proposal for the Convention Center Site: City in the Sky

Walker Evans Walker Evans Alternative proposal for the Convention Center Site: City in the Sky

In response to last week’s proposals (here and here) for a mixed-use addition to the northern end of the Columbus Convention Center, Tim Lai and Eliza Ho of Tim Lai ArchitecT have put together their own creative vision for the site. Similar to the other proposals, their conceptual design features two towers on each side […]

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Design Digest: Tim Lai ArchitecT

Brent Warren Brent Warren Design Digest: Tim Lai ArchitecT

Columbus Underground readers are probably familiar with architect Tim Lai and his wife Eliza Ho. They are the team behind the Dinin’ Hall food truck hub and ALTernative, a community based entity that works with a lot of non-profit organizations to create community murals, which spearheaded efforts to beautify Glen Echo Ravine and the SoHud […]

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AIA Columbus Launches Architecture Contest

Walker Evans Walker Evans AIA Columbus Launches Architecture Contest

The Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced last week the launch of ARCHALLENGE, a month-long survey to discover the community’s favorite buildings. “Throughout the past year, AIA Columbus has explored various aspects of architecture in our community – exploring our past and our future,” said Gwen Berlekamp, executive director of […]

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ALTernative Plans Community Mural on East Main Street

Walker Evans Walker Evans ALTernative Plans Community Mural on East Main Street

The Near East Side will be getting a bit more colorful in the near future, as the ALTernative community mural group plans to paint a new wall mural at 993 East Main Street next month. The nonprofit group was commissioned by the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) to turn the […]

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