Design for Innovation


FORGING the future

The Forge by Pillar Technology (recently purchased by Accenture) has opened a second innovation center in Columbus atop the Short North's tallest tower at 711 North High Street. The company occupies the top two floors (8th and 9th) of the tower for a total of 24,000 square feet. The eighth floor is designed for consulting services, software development, and technology research and development. The space opens to the Innovation Pathway, a tech-heavy open collaborative workspace. Surrounding this corridor are layers of individual private offices, where employees can work with clients on confidential new products, and conference rooms of various sizes for employee training and large group meetings.

The central pathway is punctuated by an open statement stair with bench seating that visually connects the eighth and ninth floors. The ninth floor serves as rentable event space, featuring a full kitchen, lounge seating, and storage.

The building at 711 N. High represents the city’s transformation into a hub for technology innovation and start-up work culture. Each floor is mixed-use, with a combination of parking, contemporary offices, dining, and a fitness center. The glass facade adds height and a modern touch to the historic area, while offering rare 360˚ views of the city. 


Year Completed: 2019
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Client: Pillar Technology/Accenture
Square Footage: 24,000 SF