Help Make Preservation a Priority!

Columbus Landmarks is a dedicated group advocating for the
preservation of historic architecture, adaptive reuse of
old buildings, and new design excellence throughout Greater Columbus


We need volunteers who are passionate
about architecture and preservation, more »


Join Columbus Landmarks and be part of a
movement making a difference in our city, more »



Doesn't have to be a lot –
any amount is appreciated, more »

Meet Board President
Peter Krajnak, AIA, NCARB

Peter is a Columbus architect with a passion for historic buildings and a portfolio filled with numerous preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse projects. As Design Principal at Rogers Krajnak Architects, he has overseen approximately 500 commissions. Peter looks forward to continuing to share our messaging about the importance of preservation as he leads our dedicated board in achieving our strategic goals for equity, sustainability and design excellence. MORE »

Welcome CEO
Rebecca F. Kemper, Ph.D.

We are excited to announce that Rebecca “Becca" F. Kemper, Ph.D., will join Columbus Landmarks as Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Becca holds academic degrees in architecture and psychology with a Ph.D. in city and regional planning. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and community building. MORE »

2022 James B. Recchie Design Award Nominations Open

It's time to nominate outstanding examples of quality design in building rehab, new buildings, parks, landscapes, or public art for the 32nd James B. Recchie Design Award. All nominated projects must have been completed within the last three years. Nomination deadline is July 1. Be sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, Oct. 5 and join us at Field to celebrate the winner! Stay tuned for more details. NOMINATE »


Free Walking Tour for Members June 23

The Jefferson Avenue Historic District has a legendary past. Settled by indigenous people, claimed by the US Government, sold to the state of Ohio as the site for the Ohio Lunatic Asylum, and then developed as a part of East Park Place, a residential development launched in the 1880’s. Today, all of the buildings in the district belong to The Jefferson Avenue Center and house 21 nonprofit organizations, including Columbus Landmarks! Join us for an inside look of the repurposed buildings and learn about ongoing preservation efforts. The tour is FREE and exclusively for current members. Advance registration is required. REGISTER »

Buildings Reborn at South Wind Motel Aug. 4

Save the date – Thursday evening, Aug. 4 for Buildings Reborn at the South Wind Motel, 919 South High Street. We can't wait to spend the evening celebrating Kelley Companies and the retro makeover of this mid-century vintage landmark located in the Brewery District. Tickets go on sale July 1. Stay tuned!  MORE »

Green Lawn Cemetery Driving Tour African American Burials

Join us Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. – noon to learn about Green Lawn Cemetery’s complicated past in a century of social change. The stories on the driving tour are designed to showcase a small part of what we are finding through the work of dedicated genealogist, Nettie Ferguson. Students from Fort Hayes Metropolitan High School will be at gravesites to share the research in stories. MORE »