Tuesday, September 4, 2018

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Richmond, VA


After salvaging marble flooring and shoring up the historic columns and high altar, workers have selectively removed portions of the deteriorated Chancel floor structure in preparation for a new structurally sound and expanded Chancel.   These images illustrate the magnitude of the selective demolition allowing views through the former Chancel area down into the former Chapel which is directly below the Chancel.  RKA’s rendering shows the proposed design of the new Chancel.  More information and images are available at stpaulsrenovation.org.





Friday, August 31, 2018

RKA Residential Project Completed

RKA and our residential client are celebrating the completion of this Bexley Project. This project included renovations to the kitchen, family room, and 2 bathrooms.





Thursday, August 23, 2018

2018 James B. Recchie Award Finalist


RKA’s Lifeline of Ohio Donor Memorial is a finalist for the 2018 James B. Recchie Design Award. This award honors excellence in urban design reflected in historic and new buildings and places, additions to existing buildings, parks, public spaces and public art. The award celebrates projects that add to the distinctive character and improved quality of life in Columbus and the designers responsible for them.

Check it out on the Columbus Landmarks Foundation website:

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

RKA Assists Save The Crew!

RKA Principal Darryl Rogers has been a Columbus Crew SC loyal supporter and season ticket member since 1996, the year the club was founded. Columbus was the first team in the inaugural season of Major League Soccer. In late 2017 the investor/operator of the club announced he was exploring the option to relocate the club, unless a downtown Columbus stadium could be created for the team.

The Save The Crew movement began at that moment, consisting of a group of fans and supporters who have come together to make sure The Crew stays in Columbus. The Save The Crew message has resonated around the world. Leaders from Save The Crew (STC) asked RKA (a Save The Crew Business Ally) to assist with creating a stadium design vision for a specific site on West Nationwide Boulevard. Under a tight timeframe, RKA refined, added detail and integrated uniquely Columbus features into a conceptual design initially created by STC volunteers.

The RKA Team was proud to be present last night with STC as the new stadium design was unveiled at Seventh Son Brewery. STC also announced that they have received over 10,000 pledges for 2019 season tickets if a new, local investor/operator is permitted to take over the club. The stadium concept was released to show that Columbus does have a downtown site, the site works well, and we are ready to move forward. Potential local investor/operators are currently unable to release their own stadium visions due to non-disclosure agreements associated with a lawsuit the city and state have filed. 

Check out Save The Crew at their website: https://savethecrew.com/











Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Peter Krajnak joins Board of Columbus Landmarks



Peter Krajnak has recently been elected to the Columbus Landmarks Board of Trustees.  Columbus Landmarks is a dedicated group advocating for the preservation of historic architecture, adaptive reuse of old buildings, and new design excellence throughout Greater Columbus.  Peter encourages others to get involved by participating in the CityWalks, Art Walks & Landmark Talks or becoming a member.  More information is available at http://www.columbuslandmarks.org/.