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Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Library

Have you noticed Columbus’ Main Library is looking a bit different?

Construction is under way at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Branch in downtown Columbus, and the change so far is dramatic! One of CML’s goals for this project was a better connection between the library and the Topiary Park, and, as you can see below, this is in progress. The formerly solid wall that faced the Topiary Park has been removed, and will be replaced with glass and a new exterior plaza. Here’s what the eastern elevation of the building […]

Carlisle Building Chillicothe Ohio

Revitalization of Chillicothe’s Carlisle Building

Schooley Caldwell designed the transformation of the historic Carlisle Block Building in downtown Chillicothe, a landmark that was originally built in 1885 and that had fallen into serious disrepair. The building has been unoccupied since a 2003 fire caused significant damage. Since then, several ideas were explored for its renovation, but none came to fruition. In 2012, Cleveland-based developer The Chesler Group bought the building and retained SCA to design the major renovation required to give the building continued life. […]

Schooley Caldwell Team Participates in Pelotonia 2015

For the third year in a row, Schooley Caldwell participated in Pelotonia, a grassroots bike tour that raises funds with the goal of ending cancer. 100% of every dollar raised by Pelotonia Riders and Virtual Riders goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. In just 8 years, Pelotonia has raised over $96 million dollars. Thanks to many generous supporters, Team SCA raised over […]

Bowling Green State University Greek Housing

Schooley Caldwell is serving as the architect on the Design/Build team for this project, which involves replacing all of the Greek housing on campus with new townhouses. The $30 million project includes housing accommodating thirty Greek chapters with a total of 412 new resident beds. Seven of the thirty chapters are scheduled to be housed in 4-bedroom houses, eleven chapters will have 12-bedroom houses, and fourteen chapters will be housed in 18-bedroom houses. The project, which is currently in design, […]

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Schooley Caldwell is the Associate Architect (as a consultant to LMN Architects, the Design Architect and Architect of Record) for a $125 million renovation and expansion project at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The project will revitalize the interior of the convention center and an addition at the north end of the facility will add approximately 40,000 SF of exhibit space and new meeting rooms. The addition is also intended to better connect the Convention Center to the street by […]

Columbus Metropolitan Library: Main Library Renovation

Schooley Caldwell and GUND Partnership are collaborating as the design team for the $30 million renovation of Columbus’ iconic Main Library, which consists of a 1907 Carnegie building and an addition built in the early 1990’s. GUND is serving as Design Architect with Schooley Caldwell as Architect of Record. The Columbus Metropolitan Library is a true community asset and consistently ranks at the top of the nation’s library systems, but the Main Library and the addition had been designed primarily […]

Michael B. Coleman Governmental Center

111 North Front Street

Schooley Caldwell (in conjunction with DesignGroup) is currently designing a new, 180,000 square foot office building for the City of Columbus, which will will consolidate four city departments currently housed in different buildings around Columbus. The Departments of Development, Building and Zoning, Public Services, and Public Utilities will occupy the new building, which has been designed around the concept of an efficient “one-stop shop” for residents and businesses to take care of a multitude of City-related transactions, including utility payments, […]

LeVeque Tower, Schooley Caldwell, Columbus

LeVeque Tower: 5th Tallest Building in the World

Once the fifth tallest building in the world, the LeVeque Tower stands at the heart of downtown Columbus. The building served as an aerial lighthouse for pilots, as an annex for the biggest hotel in America, as an observation tower, and as corporate headquarters for the American Insurance Union, which commissioned construction of the Citadel, which opened in 1927. After many years, multiple renovations, a few owners, and name changes, the LeVeque Tower is showing its age. The goal of […]