MOBILE MAP STOPS 55 – 60
55 – Occupational Health
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates designed the facility in 1973 as an alternative approach to industrial health care design. The facility has been designed with an abundance of glass and few interior walls. Finished in black glass, the walls become transparent at night, making the interior visible from the outside. The landscaping is by Dan Kiley.
The design uses standard building materials in novel ways. The red corrugated metal siding entry wall is supported by roof trusses installed vertically. The curved continuous skylights are constructed of typical greenhouse components. Brightly colored mechanical and structural systems accentuate the building’s various layers inside.
The AIA (American Institute of Architects) gave the building an Honor award in 1976, one of five recognized in Columbus by the AIA.
56 – BCSC Headquarters
Both front-door bridges were designed by Jean M. Muller of J. Muller International of Chicago, who said, “The unique quadripod configuration of this cable-stayed bridge is the first of it kind in North America, and serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose.”
57 – When I Was Your Age
58 – Columbus Regional Hospital
In contrast to a typical, sterile hospital design, Robert A.M. Stern’s design for the hospital was inspired by a more friendly, hotel character and is specifically Midwestern in style, referencing Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as the Irwin House and First Christian Church.
Warm beige brick and green clay-tile roofs create an exterior in harmony with the neighborhood and Columbus’ architectural heritage. Interior design, colors and furnishings emphasize comfort and convenience to minimize patient and family anxiety.
Distinctive landscape plantings and dozens of large-format photography enhance the campus atmosphere.
59 – Mental Health Center
The building’s ends are solid concrete walls that cantilever over the glass entry with a single recessed window above. The west portion of the building is itself a bridge, supported with concrete piers.
Above the creek, the building features generous horizontal windows, with unique angled glass panels on the top floor creating a skylight effect for the individual rooms within.
60 – Hamilton Ice Arena
Because of an increased community interest in ice skating and the need to extend the skating season, the community decided to enclose the outdoor rink in 1975. Koster and Associates designed the enclosure of the large ice arena as an extension of the existing center with similar exterior materials and architectural details, and now includes a regulation- sized hockey rink and an adjacent practice rink, so the facility offers year-round skating.