WOSU Request for Qualifications

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Campus Partners, an affiliate of The Ohio State University, is requesting proposals for architectural design services for WOSU. The new home for WOSU is expected to be a state of the art, digitally functional operation that addresses the future of broadcast media. The new building will be about 63,000 gross square feet and 55,000 sf of fit out for new studios, content production area, administrative and staff workplace and support space. A preliminary program and concept plan has been completed. It anticipates four stories plus basement with a first floor mezzanine.
  • The WOSU Building will be located at the northeast corner of 14th Avenue and Pearl Alley in Columbus, Ohio on a site of approximately 11,000 sf. The proposed site is included within the master plan of east of High Street.
  • Entrance off the corner of 14th and Pearl Alley and visible from 14th Avenue and High Street. The first level facing Pearl Street should provide a public connection engaging the street.
  • Architectural style that integrates with the historic civic spaces on the west side of High Street and the rest of the 15+HIGH development.
  • Synergies are seen between performance venues in Ohio State University's Arts District and WOSU programming.
  • A new parking garage is planned approximately 300 ft. north of the proposed site.
Interested firms can apply by accessing the full Request for Proposals. For more information, click here.

2017 President's Award Winner

2017 President's Award Recipient

Timothy Hawk, FAIA

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"Each year, our board of directors bestows the President's Award to a person in recognition of their service to the chapter.  This year's recipient is, in my mind, the consummate professional and leader.  He seems to have been born into the profession, drank the Kool-Aid as a kid, and in the best way possible, walked the walk ever since.  He has connected us with the larger professional universe and brought us to the attention of that universe.  He has encouraged us to become more intelligent, and grow, and chart new territory.  He's a cool head in a crisis, has counseled us and talked us down from the edge on many occasions.  He loves to drive and talk on a road trip.  He's been a great mentor and friend.  I don't know if he's an Eagle Scout, but he kinda seems that type.  I'm pretty sure he'll be president of the United States someday.  Tim Hawk, our President's Award goes to you."

- Joseph Moss, AIA Columbus 2017 Chapter President

Stories of Architects

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February 6, 2018 at The Center for Architecture and Design.

5:00 | Reception

5:30 | Presentation

Come and enjoy an hour of storytelling from local architects and learn all about what the Diversity by Design committee and what we do.

Featuring: Curtis J. Moody, FAIA

Driven by a passion to break into a field with little minority representation, Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, took a considerable risk and opened the doors of Moody and Associates in 1982 in the midst of a depressed economy. At the beginning, the firm was just Curt and a graduate architecture student. But by the end of the first year, Moody and Associates had grown to nine staff members, eight of whom are still with the firm today.

Sensing an opportunity to position his company for growth, Curt joined forces with the engineering firm, Howard E. Nolan & Associates, and Moody Nolan was born with Curt serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Today, Moody Nolan has over 200 employees and 12 offices across the nation. As the largest African-American owned architecture firm in the nation, it consistently garners national attention by promoting “diversity by design.”

As a nationally recognized and award-winning architectural designer, Curt has been involved in the design of several billion dollars of construction over his 45-year career. A winner of the prestigious Whitney M. Young, Jr. award as an outstanding African American Architect in the United States in 1992, Curt’s designs have won more than 270 design citations, including 40 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 43 from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), more awards than any other minority architectural firm in the United States.

In 2002, Curt received the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University. And in 2007, he received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Award just one year after Moody Nolan received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm of the Year Award. Moody Nolan is the only firm to win this coveted award consecutively. Moody Nolan also was named National Firm of the Year in 2000 by the National Organization for Minority Architects.

Curt has served as a peer reviewer for the Architect/Engineer selection panel for the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program. Curt and the firm have published three monographs and have been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Record, Fortune 500 and MBE Magazine.
He received his Bachelor of Science, Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1973, and in 2002, the University presented him with the Distinguished Service Award, being one of only three recipients that year. Following his undergraduate work at OSU, Curt went on to study Urban School Planning & Design at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2000.

Please register here.