James B. Recchie Design Award

Columbus Landmarks Foundation has announced five finalists for the 2014 James B. Recchie Design Award honoring excellence in urban design:webpost image

The Jack
982 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43206
Architect/Designer: WSA Studio
Developer: DeVere LLC; Owner: 1000 South Front Street LLC

Cristo Rey Columbus High School
400 E. Town St. Columbus, OH 43215
Architect/Designer: Schooley Caldwell Associates
Owner: Cristo Rey Columbus High School

Driving Park Branch
1442 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205
Architect/Designer: NBBJ
Owner: Columbus Metropolitan Library

Linden-McKinley STEM Academy
1320 Duxberry Ave., Columbus, OH 43211
Architect/Designer: Moody Nolan
Owner: Columbus City Schools

Long Street Bridge &  Cultural Wall
Over I-71 between Hamilton & Jefferson, Columbus, OH 43215
Landscape Architect/Designer: MKSK Studios
Artists: Larry Winston Collins and Kojo Kamau
Owners: Ohio Department of Transportation & City of Columbus

The award will be the 25th given in honor of the late James B. Recchie, a founding trustee of Columbus Landmarks Foundation. It honors excellence in urban design that can be reflected in historic or new buildings and places, additions to existing buildings, parks, public spaces and public art. The award celebrates projects that add to the distinctive character and improved quality of life of Columbus and the designers responsible for them. Jurors will determine the winner after visiting the five finalists. The 2014 jurors are Ruth Gless, AIA, Lincoln Street Studio; Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO, GCAC; and Jack Bialosky, AIA, Bialosky & Partners, Cleveland, Ohio.

The winner will be announced at the Annual James B. Recchie Design Award Reception & Program on Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center. The event will be held during Design Week(s) sponsored by the Center for Architecture & Design. Michael Bongiorno, AIA and Principal, DesignGroup, will be the featured speaker at the program.