Northside Branch Tour - Transformation & Community Building


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Wednesday, August 31, 2017


Michael Suriano, NBBJ

Tracy Perry, NBBJ

New libraries require new thinking about how to be flexible, transparent, efficient and relevant in a digital era. The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Northside Branch meets this reality in dramatic fashion, with a cantilevered “reading loft” that engages High Street, shelters a public plaza at the main entrance, grants visitors an elevated view of the city, and shifts between library-specific functions and outside events as needed.

The interior centers on a “living room” that houses the library’s main collection. Washed with indirect daylight from high above, it is outfitted with comfortable reading zones, study nooks, a coffee bar and an aquarium. Additional spaces — the meeting rooms, children’s zone, teen reading area and quiet lounge — ramp up from the living room and culminate in the reading loft.


2.0 HSW LU

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Northside Branch Library
1423 N High St,
Columbus, OH 43201

$10 | Associate AIA Members

$20 | AIA Members and Affiliate

$40 | Non-Member Guests





The Center for Architecture and Design Board of Directors: 2018 Leadership Opportunities


The Center of Architecture and Design Board of Directors is looking to fill a Director position for the remainder of 2017-2018 year. 

Trustees are expected to:

  • Bring a passion for service to community and for the role of design and the creative culture in central Ohio
  • Lend focused expertise to planning and execution of the Center's business, including governance, planning, programming, marketing, and development
  • Interact with Center stakeholders in a highly collaborative and ethical manner
  • Lead or actively participate in one of The Center's committees
  • Attend Center outreach events representing the organization to the greater community
  • Provide modest financial support in the form of a minimum of $250 Annual Board Pledge
  • Access personal and professional networks to extend the reach of The Center
  • Attend monthly Board of Trustee meetings – held on the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. at The Center
  • Help in fund-raising efforts with a goal of $2,000 per trustee raised


If you are interested or would like more information, please contact David Youse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Design Talks

Design Talks

Educating the Future Designers

Design Talks continue Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, 275 W. Woodruff Ave., for a discussion on Educating the Future Designers. Panelists include Kristy Balliet, OSU, and Christian Long, Wonder by Design.

Design Talks are hour-long discussions on a variety of topics focused on architecture and design in and around Columbus. Join us Thursday, Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m., at The Center for Architecture and Design, 50 W. Town St., Suite 110, for a discussion on the AIA Columbus 2015 Architecture Awards. All gatherings are free.

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