MOBILE MAP STOPS 55 – 60
55 – Cummins Health Center (former)
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
The Romanesque Revival school building was originally built with four classrooms, with a planned expansion to eight classrooms. The design was unique with a variety of flat and arched vertical windows, featuring a central bell tower and a stone arched entry. The addition and renovation converted the school into a company headquarters for Arvin Industries, including a sunken garden. The building is currently occupied by the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (BCSC) administrative offices.
57 – When I Was Your Age
Created by J. Seward Johnson Jr., this piece was commissioned by Arvin for display in remembrance of their very first product, a tire pump. Cast in bronze, the clothing on the human figures is actual clothing preserved using a patina and lacquer process that the artist developed.
Located directly behind the BSCS Headquarters.
58 – Columbus Regional Hospital
Robert A.M. Stern fashioned a master plan for Columbus Regional Hospital which included both major renovation of the existing facility and new construction. Two pavilions, a central lobby and a glass-enclosed dining pavilion are some of the newer features of the 35-acre campus site.
In contrast to a typical hospital design, Robert A.M. Stern’s design 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.