Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Connecting Generations

Construction has progressed on this one-story residence addition and renovation project in Columbus. The new addition connects the existing home to a formerly detached garage. Renovations within the existing home and the new space in the addition creates ample space for this comfortable multi-generational family home. The project includes a new kitchen and family space, new bedrooms, new bathrooms, and a studio space.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Award-Winning Ohio Theatre Renovation Project

Rogers Krajnak Architects (RKA) congratulates Construction Systems Inc. (CSI) for receiving the 2021 Build Ohio Award from the Associated General Contractors of Ohio for the Ohio Theatre Loge, Mezzanine and Balcony Renovation.  Established in 1991, the Build Ohio Award recognizes contractors for construction excellence in project management, client service, craftsmanship, innovation in construction techniques and materials.  The complexity of this RKA designed project involved reshaping the curved, sloped, and uneven rows in the Loge seating areas and cross aisles, relocating stepped aisles, and installing custom fabricated handrails and seating in a limited window of time while the theatre was unoccupied.  Along with the new custom fabricated handholds that were installed in the stepped aisles of the Mezzanine and Balcony, the project improved patron safety in all of these seating areas of this historic theatre.  RKA applauds the great teamwork with RKA, CSI and CAPA!

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Grace Lutheran Church - Thornville, Ohio

The congregation of Grace Lutheran Church in Thornville, Ohio hired RKA to transform their worship spaces and worship support spaces into a more uplifting and flexible environment for the celebration of Word and Sacrament. RKA has provided facilities analysis and programming services, and is continuing to provide design services for a renovation project that will aesthetically and functionally reconcile the 1962 building addition with the late nineteenth-century Gothic Revival sanctuary.

Daylighting will be introduced into the chancel by the relocation of a historical stained-glass window to the chancel wall and the addition of two new dormers along the sides of the chancel. The heavy, dark reredos encasing the Cross will be replaced by a paneled wood wainscot while the Cross will be suspended from the peak of the reconfigured chancel ceiling. The knotty pine finish of the chancel and sanctuary ceiling will be muted and lightened with a wash of white stain while the incohesive variety of wood finishes for liturgical appointments and furniture will be refined to a complementary selection of finishes.

Sacred Scriptural verses and symbols framed in Gothic style tableau will punctuate the side walls of the sanctuary and enhance the processional rhythm of the worship space interior. Historical stained-glass windows obscured by the 1962 addition of a balcony will be returned to full view and restored after the balcony is removed in its entirety. A new large and accessible chancel platform will replace the existing confined and multi-leveled 1962 chancel platform to accommodate a variety of worship and community events. An enlarged vestry and sacristy will provide a more ample and reverent place for the liturgical ministers to prepare for worship services.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Construction Progressing on Bexley Garage Project

More than just a garage, construction is progressing well on this new 1-1/2 story structure, which will also accommodate an Art Studio on the upper level. The rear yard will be transformed with a new custom designed wood shade structure, new landscaping, patio, and a new outdoor pizza oven!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

East Mount Zion Baptist Church Commissions RKA

East Mount Zion Baptist Church has commissioned RKA to study the replacement of the deteriorating serpentine stone on this historic Cleveland landmark. RKA is excited to bring our expertise to help restore this significant historic building, which was originally constructed in 1908.