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Honor Award Winner
This Whitehall Library is the first of two projects that are part of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Vision2020, a district-wide building initiative intended to re-create all of the system’s branches in the context of the library of the future. This new library, located on vacant property in Whitehall, had as its overarching goals:
1) maximizing access to customers
2) creating transparent architecture in an open environment
3) providing flexible and adaptable spaces
4) having a strong presence and becoming a changing agent in a challenged community.
The design was based upon a simple, open and transparent public reading room flanked by adjacent meeting rooms and services. The building is located along a main arterial street and two prominent and opposing entries provide easy access for both pedestrians and vehicles while joining the urban environment with the adjacent neighborhoods. The interior spaces are highly flexible, ensuring the library’s future relevance in a rapidly changing environment of technologies, information access and community needs.
Honor Award Winner
The new Wilson Road Trailhead park serves as a major trailhead for the Camp Chase Rail Trail. WSA Studio and the project team worked closely with not only the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, but also the community as a whole. The team facilitated community and stakeholder meetings. Based on community input, the 47-acre park includes an open-air shelter with picnic tables, bike racks, and a bike-repair station. The project was completed in the Spring of 2017 and has already seen a great deal of use from cyclists and park-goers. This is the first park created on the west side of Columbus in 15 years.
Merit Award Winner
This two-story building project consists of three parts: a major addition of nearly 62,000 square feet, a major renovation of the CMA’s 32,000 square foot 1974 Wing addition, and associated site work related to a new main entrance, sculpture garden, and dependent outdoor spaces. The design team asked a series of provocative questions of CMA about both the relationship of a museum to contemporary culture and the importance of a museum’s physical relationship to the city and its citizens. The building design is a reflection of the answers to the questions, in addition to CMA’s stated ambition to be more visible, relevant, and connected to the community as a meeting point between art, the public, and the physical city.
AIA Columbus Board of Directors Candidates for Election
AIA Columbus is pleased to announce the 2018 Slate of Candidates for election at the Annual Meeting on October 17, at Dock 580. Yanitza Brongers-Marrero, AIA, Associate Principal and Director of Housing at Moody Nolan, is seeking the office of President-Elect. Mike Vala, AIA, Architect at BSHM Architects, is seeking the office of Treasurer. Aleks Daskalov, AIA, Vice President at Feinknopf Macioce Schappa Architects, is seeking the office of Secretary. Sara Boyer, AIA, Senior Associate Architect at Moody Nolan, Scott Conlon, AIA, Associate University Architect at The Ohio State University, Jerome Scott, AIA, President of Jerome M. Scott Architects and Matt Toddy, AIA, Architect at Design Collective, are seeking to fill two-year terms as Directors. Phil Riazzi, Associate AIA, Design Specialist at WSA Studio, is seeking to fill a two-year term as Associate Director.
Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA, FACHA has been awarded AIA Ohio's 2017 Gold Medal Award. He brings over 40 years of experience in healthcare facilities planning and design spanning 22 states and 5 countries --- and including key roles in facility master planning, programming, and or schematic design of over 70 healthcare facilities. Within the past 5 years alone, he has contributed to over 10 projects in those early phases, totaling over $1 Billion in construction value.
Mr. Bardwell is honored to be a nationally-recognized practitioner, speaker, and author in healthcare planning and design --- and to be among fewer than 50 practicing architects in the nation to be recognized as a Fellow in both the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Healthcare Architects. He is, moreover, honored to serve on the 2017-2019 AIA Fellows Jury, which selects the leading architects in the nation each year for this designation.
He currently serves on the Board of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, for which he served as 2008 national President. He served as 2013 national President of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) which oversees board certification of healthcare architects. Additionally, he served as 2012 President and Trustee of the Foundation of the Academy of Architecture for Health, which funds research on contemporary healthcare topics.
Mr. Bardwell is an invited speaker for the Lima, Peru College of Architects 2017 conference and was opening keynote speaker at HI.TEC 2013 in Singapore before an audience of over 300 delegates from Asia, Europe, and North America. In addition, he has given multiple recent presentations across the U.S. on the subject of “How 10 Forces Are Continuing to Change Healthcare Design” --- and on “Design Trends in Healthcare”.
Importantly, committed to serving “the next generation” of healthcare leaders, he is honored to serve as a lecturer and Advisory Board member for the Xavier University graduate program in Health Services Administration and as a continuing contributor to the Clemson University program in Architecture+Health.
Lastly, equally committed to his community, he has served as a Boy Scout leader for over 2 decades and has served in multiple roles on behalf of his community’s zoning and design review boards over that same timeframe; currently serving as Architectural Review Board chair.