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SMBH Projects Receive AIA Columbus Design Awards

Posted on January 06, 2014

The AIA Columbus Chapter is one of the largest urban components of the American Institute of Architects in the Midwest with members from throughout the Central Ohio area - serving a 32-county area. On November 13, AIA Columbus held their annual design awards program. Of the 5 projects that were given awards, SMBH, Inc. is proud to have worked on 2 of them – The Ohio State University South High Rise Residence Halls and the Columbus Jack building. The South High Rise project was a $120 million renovation of 5 existing residence halls which included 2 eleven story additions. Ken Siegfried, Senior Project Engineer and BIM Specialist Dave Hawkins headed up the project for SMBH. Click here to view more photos of these new residence halls.

The Columbus Jack building was once an abandoned warehouse in Columbus’s Brewery District. In 2011, the building underwent a major transformation to become the new home of WSA Studio. The unique 13,000-square-foot structure is filled with heavy timber ceilings, aged and distressed brick walls, industrial windows, raw concrete floors, a dramatic vestigial elevator and a roof terrace. The SMBH team on this award-winning project was Principal/Vice President Bob Baumann, Senior Project Engineer Bill Lantz, and BIM Specialist Carrie Messerly.