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!



Thursday, June 2, 2022

Peter Named Columbus Landmarks Board President

RKA is proud of Peter Krajnak’s years of involvement on the Columbus Landmarks Foundation Board, especially now as he has recently been named Board President. Peter’s passion for historic preservation, his experience in creating design excellence, and his leadership skills with a variety of committees and organizations will help guide Columbus Landmarks in achieving their strategic goals. Learn more about Columbus Landmarks ( and consider becoming a member.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Michael Johnson Joins RKA Design Staff

Michael Johnson is a graduate of City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University. He is enrolled in the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University to pursue a master’s degree in Architecture. Michael is passionate about sustainable design and believes that good design can better connect people with places. Michael is excited to use his knowledge of planning while gaining experience in the field of architecture. When not at work, Michael enjoys hanging out with his dog, cooking, and biking around the city.

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