1847 West Fifth Avenue | 2009
AIA Columbus Merit Award (2010)
Grandview Chamber Design Award (2009)
The goal of this 6,800 square foot commercial office renovation project was to recycle a pair of older, historic structures, giving them a new identity and purpose while retaining their historic character, an important part of the brand of Mlicki strategic design firm.
After a careful and thorough analysis of the options of renovation or rebuilding, JBAD helped the owners determine that reshaping the existing structures and making selective deletions and additions would best achieve a balance between old and new and an efficient and sustainable reuse of these buildings. The structures are connected with a visually and functionally unifying entry and atrium, a fractured spherical void carved from the center, and sections of the roofs raised to increase interior daylight and space.
These two tired, unremarkable buildings have been re-imagined and restructured as an act of reinvigoration, sustainability and brand recognition. The exterior and interiors are unified and reorganized, with much of the structure kept intact and making the most of selective alterations.