To address the demand for parking around the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority (FCCFA) Board conducted a site feasibility study resulting in the addition of a new garage on the east side of the Convention Center. The facility is intended to maximize the availability of parking on the site with minimal impact to traffic flow around the area. The precast garage has six levels with approximately 650 total parking spaces.
The parking facility incorporates a single helix design with 90-degree parking and two-way traffic in the two bays. Safety features include glazed stair towers, emergency phones on each level, and open stair and elevator lobbies. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, storage, equipment, and elevator machine rooms are located on the ground level, which is below the main entry aligned with the first supported level. Located at the ceremonial front entry to the complex, the garage features a kinetic façade to welcome visitors entering from the adjacent elevated roadway interchange.
This project included the construction of a new 56,575 SF forensic science center. The building was designed to include an administrative office, training spaces, and state-of-the-art autopsy, toxicology, and instrument laboratories. The new facility includes all space as required for a modern, regional type, certified Coroner’s Office:
- Autopsy Site: (8) BSL2 stations
- Separate Body Cooler & Freezer (walk-in units)
- Histology Lab/Tissue Recovery
- Administrative/staff support
- Public lobby/conference
- Mass Casualty
- Toxicology and Instrument Labs
A new 325,000 SF hospital on an 89-acre campus, including a 24-hour full-service Emergency Department with 32 beds, outpatient and inpatient Surgical services, inpatient Medical services, Women’s Health Department with 34 maternity/nursery beds, 60 Medical/Surgical/ICU beds with a link to OhioHealth’s eICU remote monitoring system, full Diagnostic and Imaging Center, Pharmacy, Laboratory, 17 Gardens (both interior and exterior) and a separate Central Energy Plant including 3-1,250 kw generators. This project utilized sustainable design practices and is a member of the Pebble Project Initiative.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center consists of two facilities totaling over 1.7 million SF. The North Facility, constructed in the early 1990s, has a linear floor plan with a main concourse that runs through the spine of the facility. Exhibit hall space lines the concourse on the east side and meeting rooms and ballrooms along the west side. The North Facility is connected to the new Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel by the glass skybridge. The South Facility, originally constructed in the 1970s, consists of an underground parking garage, a food/retail court, meeting rooms and grand ballrooms. This facility is connected to the Hyatt Regency on the west side of the building.
The renovation of the facility will upgrade all concourses, meeting rooms and ballrooms located in the North and South facilities. Scope includes but is not limited to carpet, wall coverings, color, materials, lighting fixtures, ceiling tiles, furnishings and bathroom fixtures. The intent of the project is to refresh the convention center with a new look while also enhancing a client’s use and experience.
In addition to the complete renovation, the convention center will be expanded adding 36,000 SF of exhibit hall space, 10,000 SF of new meeting spaces and a grand two-story entrance at the corner of Goodale and High Street complete with a public art installation. A new skywalk connects the convention center with a new 800-space parking garage on Goodale Street.
This 210,269 SF, two-story high school for grades 9-12 is part of a new education campus including a 55,000 SF elementary school, athletic fields, eco-labs, bio-swales and parking on a 70-acre site along Summit Road. The new schools focus on the District’s STEM initiative. In addition to a full complement of classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums, a library/media center, distance learning facilities, and administrative spaces, the new high school houses a Performing Arts Center to serve the entire Reynoldsburg community. This is an OSFC Project and is LEED® Silver certified.
The facility has been recognized with an American School and University Outstanding Design Award.
This 134,576 SF, three-story, urban high school was completed in 1922 and is a contributing building in the East Broad Street Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A complete building renovation and a 38,215 SF addition for the overall 172,790 SF three-story school on a 19-acre urban site. Renovations included all new MEP systems, roofing and finishes. The addition is masonry bearing wall construction, single ply membrane roofing, masonry veneer to match the existing building and includes a competition and auxiliary gym with wood flooring, locker rooms, a weight room and mechanical room. An open atrium space with skylights and aluminum curtain walls separates the existing building from the addition and provides a main entrance and central circulation area. The project also includes the renovation and addition to an off-site stadium and new baseball and softball fields, including dugouts and storage facilities. OFCC Project.