• Modern Farmhouse

    Set within a serene two-hundred acre horse pasture, this residence offers a modern living space inside an architectural framework reminiscent of its p ... more^

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    Modern Farmhouse

    Set within a serene two-hundred acre horse pasture, this residence offers a modern living space inside an architectural framework reminiscent of its pastoral surroundings. The client was a family of seven who focused the design of the home around maximizing views to the rural farmland, while creating a modern space centered on family activity and interaction.

    The homes design drew from classic American vernacular through farm houses found in the Ohio countryside. It is a contemporary take on the farmhouse, with reminders of simplicity in architecture and detail of craftsmanship. This same methodology was translated into the construction of the home by timber framing and truss construction erected on site with regional Amish carpenters and local materials. Interior wood work, plank walls, cabinetry, flooring and stair construction followed suit with collaboration between architect and craftsman to develop a home that is spatially open yet highly detailed in its elements.



    Throughout the home, places of rest are consistent with north views to rustic farmlands, while receiving direct southern sun light. This guided the creation of various interior and exterior elements, including a series of ridged and expansive linear skylights, interior clerestory windows and exterior massing cuts to bring the beauty of illumination deep into the home. Expanding upon the borrowed elements of lighting, the homes essence lies in the reclaimed materials highlighted as design features. Wood trim, salvaged doors and hardware, glass, and tabletops find new life in the house as unique accent pieces and personal trademarks.

    These aspects combined create a sense of harmonious living through a meaningful connection to the land.

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  • Private Ohio Residence

    Designed along the extraordinary ridge-top of the 11 acre site ... more^

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    Private Ohio Residence

    Designed along the extraordinary ridge-top of the 11 acre site, this home celebrates its wooded and serene surroundings. The peaceful site in pastoral Ohio serves as a retreat for the active young family, vast landscape vistas serve to allow the home to shape a focus on to its tranquil setting. The site has a rolling topography, a forest of mature oak trees and a gentle creek carving the ridge line in an elegant path , it is this path and the natural terrain that shapes the planning of the architecture.

    The home is defined as a simple, uncomplicated building, it follows the sloping site with indigenous rock wall formations, sheltering the house and pool. A series of timber-framed shed roof planes gently rise from the supporting stone planar walls, lightly capped by naturally weathered metal roofing over redwood-clad volumes. Expansive windows provide natural lighting throughout the house, while a broad overhang soften the edge between interior and exterior. The interior spaces mingle to allow a spacious yet defined interior setting, ideal for the home owners collection of art and imagery. The project is currently under construction and set for completion in 2015.

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  • 72-90 N. High Street

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    72-90 N. High Street

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  • 199 S. Fifth Street Condominiums

    This project started with a vacant office building from the 1970s on the fringe of downtown. The challenge to the architect was simple: to convert thi ... more^

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    199 S. Fifth Street Condominiums

    Featured in Columbus Underground Urban Living Tour 2014. This project started with a vacant office building from the 1970s on the fringe of downtown. The challenge to the architect was simple: to convert this Brutalist office building into contemporary luxury residences.

    Urban living was a pivotal idea and in keeping with that we introduced private outdoor spaces to all residents in addition to a common area on the roof deck. The cantilevered balconies extended 12 feet from the building facade which allowed the units to expand beyond the confines of the shell.

    The overall effect of the building was total transformation. From the bronze curtain wall office building that was internal in nature, came a collection of residences that had clear glass and balconies opening up the building to it's neighbors.

    The strength of this adaptive reuse project was in its integration of the existing conditions with new elements and contributing to the revitalization effort for downtown Columbus.

    photo credit: Anton Grassl/Esto



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  • Carlyles Watch

    Located at a prominent intersection in Columbus, the project included the demolition of a blighted structure and the construction of an 8-story condom ... more^

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    Carlyles Watch

    Located at a prominent intersection in Columbus, the project included the demolition of a blighted structure and the construction of an 8-story condominium that complimented and enhanced the urban fabric.

    The 71,000 sf. building featured 64 residential units, a rooftop terrace, an enclosed automated stacked parking system and a street front retail area.

    The superstructure was framed entirely out of light gauge steel stud bearing walls and floor joists. This structural system streamlined the construction schedule and cost by minimizing required structural steel framing. The roof included a rooftop party terrace with rooftop lobby space.



    The project responded to the existing fabric by synthesizing and responding to various site specific factors. As a catalyst to encourage downtown living and development, the project was a valuable addition to the urban fabric.



    photo credit: Anton Grassl/Esto

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  • The Jeffrey Townhomes

    A townhouse design on a one acre residential development just North of Downtown Columbus, Ohio, consisting of 26 townhome style units ... more^

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    The Jeffrey Townhomes

    A townhouse design on a one acre residential development just North of Downtown Columbus, Ohio, consisting of 26 townhome style unit, consisting of 26 townhome style units, which reinterprets the typical urban townhome development. Instead of the standard interior circulation court with rear garage entry, the scheme pushes the automobile circulation below the building. Parking is therefore fed directly from the street, and into private garages via shared motor courts directly below the units. This approach creates green, permeable space instead of automobile oriented hardscape in the center courtyard, and allows for units which face either inward toward the courtyard, or outward toward the urban context, in addition to the standard through-unit. As well, the proposal creates additional streetscape by facing townhomes on the existing alley, creating space which resembles existing Italian Village alleys. These strategies both allow for a higher density on the site, thereby making it a more accessible opportunity for the developer and an appropriate urban addition to our downtown core.

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  • Summit Street Student Housing

    The Summit was a 20-unit apartment complex based upon a modified townhouse concept ... more^

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    Summit Street Student Housing

    The Summit was a 20-unit apartment complex based upon a modified townhouse concept. The units are grouped into four buildings on site and two of these create a residential scaled courtyard shared by 11 units.

    The typical units feature a 3-car lower level garage with two levels of living space housing three to four bedrooms. The exterior materials are contemporary but the details and proportions relate to the existing residential neighborhood making this project a great addition to student housing near The Ohio State University.

    photo credit: Feinknopf Photography

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  • The Province at Wright State University

    The building design blended modern construction techniques and a traditional look, with an emphasis on the quality of materials.
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    The Province at Wright State University

    The building design blended modern construction techniques and a traditional look, with an emphasis on the quality of materials.

    The unit matrix consists of studio, one, two, three and four bedroom dwelling units.

    With our extensive development of their product line, our client was able to quickly and effectively move into new markets. The design is flexible enough to allow for efficient changes that provide a better fit within the local marketplace.

    We have also designed student housing projects for Edwards Communities in locations adjacent to major universities like The University of Louisville, The Ohio State University at Lima, University of Southern Florida and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • Smith & High

    This urban infill project is located on High street at the transition between the Ohio State University campus to the north and the vibrant Short Nort ... more^

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    Smith & High

    This urban infill project is located on High street at the transition between the Ohio State University campus to the north and the vibrant Short North arts district to the south.

    It fell under the guidelines for the University Area Neighborhood Committee, and had to follow their guidelines.

    The client, a savvy developer specializing in urban redevelopment projects in downtown Columbus, was well aware of the restrictions, and interested in developing the site accordingly.

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  • Edwards Multi-Family Housing

    Suited throughout Ohio, we have developed a unique multi-family housing product for the Edwards Companies that blends high end design elements with ef ... more^

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    Edwards Multi-Family Housing

    Situated throughout Ohio, we have developed a unique multi-family housing product for the Edwards Companies that blends high end design elements with efficient construction methods. Combined, the double loaded corridor designs feature over 720 units with unique layouts and great open views to the surrounding neighborhoods. With over 750,000 sf of living space designed in addition to podium parking garages, the designs include amenities such as clubhouses featuring theaters, fitness and aquatic areas, great room with fireplace, business centers and private residents garages. The designs for each of the different communities blend within their surrounding contexts, whether it be urban or suburban.

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  • Custom Residential

    This is a selection of custom residential projects that we have completed over the last several years ... more^

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    Custom Residential

    This is a selection of custom residential projects that we have completed over the last several years.

    They range from a house on a farm, a penthouse loft in downtown to an addition to a house in a historic district. The success of these projects lies in the fact that each one reflects the personality and lifestyle of the client, and is truly unique in that respect.

    The challenge in residential design is to understand the needs and aspirations of the client, and to deliver beyond their expectations, in a truly collaborative relationship.

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  • Kenyon Square Apartments

    Developed as an extended stay living facility, the 160-unit hotel had several unit types ranging from studio's to 2-bedroom suites, all equipped ... more^

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    Kenyon Square Apartments

    Developed as an extended stay living facility, the 160-unit hotel had several unit types ranging from studio's to 2-bedroom suites, all equipped with a complete kitchen and additional amenities package.

    The design of the 4-story, 200,000 sf building centered on an interior, open-air courtyard and pool. This area lead into the main clubhouse which reflected the active lifestyle of its residents with features including a 24-hour fitness club, theater room, community lounge and fireplace, coffee bar and a business center.

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  • The Province at The University of Louisville

    Developed as a multi-phased student housing development, the first phase of the project consists of 11 buildings with 858 beds making up approximately ... more^

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    The Province at The University of Louisville

    Developed as a multi-phased student housing development, the first phase of the project consists of 11 buildings with 858 beds making up approximately 400,000 sf of residential buildings.

    To improve access to The University of Louisville campus, an 86 foot long pedestrian bridge was designed to span the existing railway tracks adjacent to the housing complex. This facilitated the pedestrian flow of students to and from the campus to the housing.

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