Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Georgian Enhancement

This project undid some unfortunate additions that were previously “tacked on” to this stately Georgian Style home while adding a new bathroom and closet off the second floor Primary Bedroom. This recent addition was constructed above and beside an existing Study and included a new Mudroom and expanded the Study. 

Designed within the setback restrictions of a corner lot, the massing of the new two-story structure compliments the original two-story brick house and improves the privacy in the new backyard bluestone patio. On the opposite end of the home, the existing Family Room was enhanced with the installation of new French doors and sidelights, providing a direct connection to the patio, fire pit, and gardens. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Daniel P. DeGreve joins City of Mansfield Historic Preservation Commission

Daniel P. DeGreve, RKA Project Manager, has been appointed by the Office of the Mayor of Mansfield, Ohio to complete a two-year term on the City of Mansfield Historic Preservation Commission. With his expertise in historical architecture and traditional design, Daniel looks forward to serving his hometown community of Mansfield, Ohio by reviewing projects involving historical properties within the city’s several designated historic districts.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Ohio Theatre Project Wins 2022 AIA Columbus Architecture Award

RKA received a Merit Award for Architectural Detail from the Columbus chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Columbus) for the Ohio Theatre Loge, Mezzanine, and Balcony Renovation Project! CAPA is pleased with the improvements that enhanced patron comfort and mobility throughout the renovated Loge, Mezzanine, and Balcony.

From the jury:

“The jury commends this design team for thoughtfully restoring the Ohio Theatre. Its contemporary use of material and the fabrication method deployed produced a harmonious intervention. In addition to its careful documentation and changes to improve aisles and uneven floor conditions, the handrail additions are particularly noteworthy. The theater originally utilized cast metal elements with great depth and richness, which is not economically viable today. As a creative alternative, the design team produced new rails through the innovative use of flat steel plates, cut and assembled in a manner that yields a surprisingly three-dimensional illusion. Of particular note, at the cross-aisle guardrails, the turning of the elements at a 45-degree angle creates a striking sense of depth and solidity. This is a good example of a project designing with an economy of means and a clever use of cost-effective modern steel construction technology that respects and pays homage to the aesthetics of a bygone era.”

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Additional images and drawings are featured at this link from the AIA Columbus Awards website:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Views of Hocking Hills

This project at an existing residence, set deep in the woods of the Hocking Hills region, is comprised of a 2-story addition containing an attached garage, bathroom, and 2 new guest bedrooms, as well as sensitive renovations to the existing house.

The addition relates to, and elevates, the rustic modern aesthetic of the existing home. The addition is placed on the Northeast side to avoid blocking any of the existing south facing windows and views. This orients the new views from the new guest bedrooms and new cantilevered deck towards beautiful views to the east.

Interior Renovations to the existing house include reinforcing the existing sagging support beams with new structural members, a renovation of an existing undersized bedroom into a new spacious pantry, and a modification to the existing Primary Bedroom entryway to provide a larger, accessible entryway.

Our thanks to NJW Renovations Unlimited for their excellent work in bringing this project to completion!

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

RKA Dashes for Donation

RKA is excited to support Lifeline of Ohio's 2022 Dash for Donation, and we're inviting you to dash with us!

Please join Rogers Krajnak Architect's team for this 5K run/walk on July 9th and help Lifeline of Ohio to share the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation!

You can sign up to be a part of this amazing event or to contribute to Lifeline of Ohio here:

We look forward to you participation!



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