Design for Innovation

Happy Birthday, WSA Studio! We’ve grown a lot both because we wanted to and because we were forced to accommodate all of the work thrown our way. We are beyond grateful for that. Let’s celebrate sustaining 15+ employees and their growing families, award winning projects, and the anticipation of doing it all again next year.


FEBRUARY 2017: The Intersection (#2) opens at Motorists Insurance Group. Spanning from the success of the Business Innovation Center (BIC), phase two of The Intersection emerged on the third floor. View project > 

MARCH 2017: 738 Bryden Road opens in Olde Towne East. WSA transformed this former dormitory for Columbus School for Girls that had sat abandoned and neglected for years into upscale rental housing. View project > 

APRIL 2017: The second issue of WSA's bi-annual magazine, FOREFRONT, is released. Themed around Reclaiming Columbus, this issue takes a deeper dive into promotion efforts of renewal of the urban core. View magazine > 

JULY 2017: Wilson Road Park opens to the public, featuring WSA's award winning bike shelter, the Wilson Road Trailhead. View project > 

SEPTEMBER 2017: WSA wins an AIA Ohio Honor Award for the Wilson Road Trailhead. View project inspiration >

SEPTEMBER 2017: The 4th Annual WSA Cornhole Tournament raises $3,000 towards the construction of the Chapel Hill (Tree) House. View recap > 

OCTOBER 2017: WSA wins an IIDA Columbus Merit Award for the PAST Innovation Lab. View project > 

NOVEMBER 2017: Tim Hawk wins the AIA Columbus President's Award for his generous and continued support of AIA Columbus. View award >


Every office has a character. WSA Studio has 16 and counting. These are the best superlatives we could come up with. We hope you'll sign our yearbook. 

- Most likely to grammar shame you in front of the entire studio over an email: Amber
- Most likely to be named Kroger's "Customer of the Year": Brian
- Most likely to spend his weekly allowance on LAMY pens: Todd
- Most likely to dismantle the conference room table for no reason: Troy
- Most likely to win the lottery and lose the ticket on his desk: Geoff
- Most likely to spend his weekly allowance on soup: Scott
- Most likely to win over the staff by suggesting we lock the boss out on her first day: Jess
- Most likely to be late for a meeting but still find time to take you on a historic driving tour of German Village: Tim
- Most likely to curse out the studio in Spanish: Maddie
- Most likely to trade in her desk chair for a space heater to sit on: Ashley
- Most likely to withdraw funds from his 401K retirement plan to save the National Parks: Connor
- Most likely to compete with Tim over the number of AIA pins owned: Phil
- Most likely to develop multiple personalities because she can't remember her birth name: Paige (or Claire?)
- Most likely to not understand the studio’s inside jokes because she’s busy working in the library: Kirsten
- Most likely to take his harpoon and go home after being made fun of: Frank
- Most likely to wear a suit jacket over a Patagonia vest with tennis shoes: Nate
 - Most likely to never show up to work but still be the favorite employee:  Loretta