The Best Architectural Design of 2015: The Ohio Veterans Memorial
While fully constructed architecture is recognized locally with awards from organizations such as AIA Columbus and the Columbus Landmarks Foundation, we decided to assemble our own version of public recognition for the architectural designs that have been proposed and presented in the past year, though not necessarily fully completed. Columbus Underground readers have informally critiqued these designs over the past year during various stages of revision, and this week, we formalized that feedback into a poll to determine the best reviewed architectural presentations from the past calendar year.
And at the top of the list was one of the few designs crafted by an out of town firm: the new Ohio Veterans Museum by Portland-based Allied Works Architecture. The visuals for this contemporary military museum were first unveiled to the public last December, with plans for construction to start in the Spring of 2015 following the demolition of the old Veterans Memorial building. Construction plans were delayed due to some complications with the Franklinton flood wall structure, so construction is now expected to begin this fall with a planned completion of the museum slated for 2017.
The Top 10 Architectural Designs of 2015:
- Ohio Veterans Memorial — Design by Allied Works Architecture
- Two25 — Design by NBBJ
- Northside Library Branch — Design by NBBJ
- Columbus Library Renovation — Design by GUND Partnership and Schooley Caldwell Associates
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Expansion — Design by NBBJ
- Columbus Government Offices — Design by DesignGroup and Schooley Caldwell Associates
- LC Riversouth — Design by Meleca Architecture
- Convention Center Expansion — Design by Schooley Caldwell Associates and LMN Architects
- Short North Office Building — Design by Lupton Rausch Architecture & Interior Design
- Park Street Hotel — Design by Meyers + Associates
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Columbus Underground is celebrating Architecture and Design Week from September 21 through September 27, where we take a look at all things related to designing the future of our city. This week is brought to you with support from our friends at Continental Office and Schooley Caldwell Associates.
All renderings by Allied Works Architecture.