Thanks to a generous grant from the Ann Sherry Foundation, we are launching an innovative, new program Sept. 21 at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center: Columbus Landmarks Building Arts Studio. Working with students enrolled in Fort Hayes’ Construction Management Program, the Building Arts Studio will bring hands-on preservation education and training to the curriculum, preparing students for careers in the high-demand historic building trades while rehabilitating the historic gate house. MORE »
The three-member jury for the 2021 James B. Recchie Design Award toured the five finalist sites and met with their project teams. Our sincere thanks to jurors Christie Angel, YWCA President & CEO; Dorothée Imbert. OSU Knowlton School Director; and Michael Paplow, Vice President & Principal at Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects, for dedicating a day to the task of selecting one winner! This year's winner will be announced Oct. 6 at an invitation-only program for the finalist teams. FINALISTS »
Want to find information on endangered, lost, and saved properties around Columbus? Matt Leasure, Principal of Designing Local and our past president, provides an online tutorial of our new research tool, the Atlas of Columbus Landmarks. The Atlas is available on our website under the Programs & Tours dropdown. TUTORIAL »
Our Window Warriors put the finishing touches on Janee Perkins Turner’s home in Driving Park – and she is thrilled with the results! We’d like to thank Cole Moffatt, Tim Albon, Kylie Smith, and even Janee Perkins Turner for their hard work and dedication to this project. Stay tuned for more upcoming events!
Watch this powerful case study presentation on the environmental impact caused by demolishing and replacing buildings with new construction and how Columbus can reach its carbon neutrality goals by championing adaptive reuse of its existing building inventory. This presentation is led by our Preservation Director, Susan Keeny; Matt Leasure, Principal, Designing Local; and Lindsay Jones, Owner, Blind Eye Restoration. WATCH VIDEO »
Soon to be surrounded by a new city park, the fate of the c1880s sheep farmhouse – one of the oldest remaining examples of rural vernacular architecture in Northwest Columbus – is unknown. Miranda Nicasio, a graduate student at the Savannah College of Art & Design, researched and carefully documented this building as an assignment. We hope that Miranda's work shows how repurposing even a common existing building helps meet carbon neutrality goals and hopefully leads toward a productive new use. WATCH VIDEO »