Design for Innovation



This former dormitory for Columbus School for Girls had sat abandoned and neglected for years. WSA Studio worked with investors to convert the facility to market rate rental housing. The building anchors the western portion of Bryden Road, which is a historic artery in Old Towne East, one of Columbus’ up-and-coming neighborhoods. The building is also listed on the national historic registry and special care has been taken to maintain the integrity of the building as it is updated. 



Working closely with the Columbus Historic Resources Commission and the Old Town East Historic Commission, the renovation of 738 Bryden Road in the Old Town East neighborhood of Columbus serves as a relevant, recent example of the various choices that come with historic preservation projects. The owner wanted our team to restore the historic integrity and capitalize on the original beauty of the structure and its elaborate detailing.

Read our recent Reclaiming Columbus post on 738 Bryden Road here.


Year Completed: 2017
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Client: Solihull Group
Square Footage: 11,300 SF
Consultants: KLH Engineering, Jezerinac Geers
General Contractor: Sullivan Builders