Thursday, February 22, 2024

Courtroom Restoration Mock-ups

 Progress is underway on the creation of a full-scale mock-up of the proposed decorative finishes concept for the interior restoration of the Historic West Courtroom in the Licking County Courthouse.  Our Design Team studied options for the illumination of the interior dome including on-site mockups with a variety of proposed lighting fixtures.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

New Garden Room and Kitchen Too!

While the exterior landscaping installation will wait until spring, the new Garden Room offers this family a relaxing, light-filled, indoor green space. RKA transformed a cramped existing Kitchen and a small, adjacent Dining space into a generous renovated Kitchen with plenty of room for gathering.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Peace Lutheran Church Design Charrette

 RKA conducted an interactive design workshop (Design Charrette), with approximately 70 participants at Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna, Ohio.  Gathered in Peace Lutheran Church’s contemporary worship space, the Charrette Participants explored various concepts for future improvements to their facilities.  Ten Charrette Teams arranged color coded paper “Program Pieces” representing the future architectural space requirements on scaled drawings of the floor plans of the existing building and the site plan.  The drawings were digitally documented and projected on the wall so that each Charrette Team could present their proposed design ideas to the whole group.  RKA will evaluate and refine these ideas as we begin the Master Planning process for future additions and renovations for Peace Lutheran Church.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Park

RKA has created the Conceptual Design for a new Memorial Park in the front yard at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Upper Arlington, Ohio.  The Memorial Park features a series of outdoor sacred places along a meandering path that winds past three (representing “Trinity”) elliptical Memorial Gardens.   The path ends at a new spiritual sculpture beside a new Memorial Lawn adjacent to the rose window of the original Sanctuary.  Curvilinear planting beds and low stone columbarium walls embrace a renovated plaza near the apse of the new Sanctuary, providing a place for interment ceremonies and quiet reflection. The scale of the new landscaping around these spaces provides a sense of enclosure and privacy in these transformed spiritual spaces.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Updates to a House in the Woods

 This beautiful home sits on a wooded site alongside a meandering creek, but the existing narrow garage, a pesky center column, and a steep exterior stair provided challenges for accessing the home. The Project included expanding the existing two-car garage and replacing the stairs, railings, and decking of the expansive wrap-around porch. By eliminating the center pier and porch column between the two existing small single garage doors, and installing a new wide double garage door on the expanded garage, vehicular maneuvering was greatly improved. A new exterior stair with appropriate height risers, a new intermediate landing, and custom handrails, now leads to the wrap-around porch. The stair risers, stair treads, handrails, and porch decking are constructed of Ipe, a highly durable hardwood, that will provide a long-lasting place for the homeowners to enjoy the view.



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