Stella and Dot is a new corporate regional distribution center that was incorporated into an existing warehouse/office facility in southeastern Columbus. The new regional distribution center has shipped over 1.5 million products since it was completed in March. Their new space has also resulted in 99.5% success rate in shipments.
The project includes administrative offices and support functions as well as associate entertainment space adjacent to warehouse functions.
WSA Studio has been working with Limited Brands to expand workplace initiatives established over time. As part of the original scope, WSA Studio prepared a Master Plan for office space on all Columbus campuses, and has since followed up with small renovations in various parts of their facilities. This project is a new design space for staff supporting the lingerie lines at LaSenza, an international women’s store which is particularly prevalent in Canada. This project helped to expand jobs in Columbus to support this brand. The project expands workplace into an existing warehouse loft.
The AIDS Resource Center Ohio is a not for profit local, grassroots organization directed towards the treatment and support of those who are HIV positive or have AIDS. Originally founded as the Columbus AIDS Task Force, ARC Ohio has a broad mission. The new ARC Ohio center is located in the Short North, a thriving arts district just north of downtown Columbus. The Center for provides a safe and accessible venue for treatment and counseling of those struggling with diagnosis and the symptoms of the disease. This location augments their administrative office which are located north of the city, and this clinic includes a pharmacy, dental labs, and patient counseling rooms.
WSA Studio created a new space for The Forge by Pillar, a research and development space designed to inject creative thinking and solutions into seemingly conservative business situations. The Forge is a place that companies and businesses, as well as individuals can meet to work on projects, brainstorm new ideas, write code or create software products. We provided space planning, construction documents and interior renovations for the company.
Excited to share these wonderful new photographs by Feinknopf Photography of our recently completed stand alone regional patrol post for the Ohio State Highway Patrol….Ohio’s elite police force. The OSHP is seeking to engage each location with indigenous architecture. Here, in rural Fairfield county, the design team chose to translate the regional motifs found in Ohio’s agrarian architecture, and the facility features modern detailing and accents. A feature piece on the south side of the building signifies a community room, open for use by visitors and community groups.
Located on the outskirts of the thriving Brewery District, a once abandoned manufacturing facility has undergone a major transformation to be the new home of WSA Studio. Formerly home to the Columbus Jack Company, the architectural character and centralized urban location were significant factors in the decision to renovate. The building features exposed heavy timber ceilings, concrete and wood floors, large industrial windows, and exposed brick walls. The final product is a mixed use, sustainable facility which enriches this urban neighborhood through the infusion of a professional services firm. The Jack allows employees of WSA Studio to become a part of their urban neighborhood and should inspire creativity, attract talent and propel the firm towards a new century of design leadership.
Conceived as the headquarters for a local development company, 815 Grandview Avenue has grown to become home to over seven thriving workplaces. Each suite features soaring warehouse volume, private parking, exposed wood ceilings, and an industrial aesthetic, all within two miles of the Statehouse in Columbus. Many of the units are condominiums and each user has been able to add their own corporate brand to interior finishes and furniture.
This 6,000 SF single story building is designed with both medical office suites and a pharmacy situated around a central lobby. The architecture responds and connects to the historic and rural context by matching the adjacent scale and using local building materials. Located adjacent to the Madison County Courthouse in London, Ohio, this pharmacy and medical office building is the first new building to be constructed in the downtown historic district in more than twenty years. This modern medical complex replaces an abandoned gas station that has been considered to be a blight in the downtown neighborhood for years.
This complex and challenging logistical project required a great deal of analysis and implementation leadership by the WSA Studio team. Franklin County Children Services was reviewing potential sites for relocation. Accordingly, data was needed in a short time frame to allow for appropriate review. Pertinent background, statutory requirements and relative data were gathered, and the team identified space allocation needs by program, location and in the aggregate. WSA Studio was also able to identify appropriate benchmarks which allowed for justification of appropriate facility use type and space allocation needs. A formal presentation was made to the Franklin County Administrative staff and allowed the county to embark on a new course to address pressing facility needs.
This complex and challenging logistical project required a great deal of analysis and implementation leadership by the WSA Studio team. Positioned on the heels of a major shell expansion of the existing facility, this project focused on a comprehensive analysis of the overall space needs at the corporate office and the development of a stacking plan, master plans for growth, and a Program of Requirements. The project scope also included the development and oversight of a new branding roll-out, artwork installation, coordination of a complete adaptation of existing corporate workstation furniture as part of a new standardization program and the complete renovation of the existing building. Grange was able to consolidate employees previously located at three distinct locations throughout the city and dramatically improve departmental synergy and collaboration. Also, dramatic improvements were incorporated to support associate conferencing and team communication. All associates in a supervisory role were allocated a new workstation standard that includes a conference space, small four person “huddle” rooms were incorporated within the standard footprint of a workstation, and each department was allocated conferencing space on individual floors.