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Recognition


We consider every project to be an opportunity. To rise above the norm. To move the design conversation to new places. To create spaces that are memorable not just for a moment, but forever. This vision for responsive architecture is continually recognized by our peers and clients. And it has earned us more than 340 design citations as well.

We have received more than 51 awards from the American Institute of Architects and 45 from the National Organization of Minority Architects. While the recognition we’ve received makes us immensely proud, it never overshadows our deep commitment to meeting the unique goals of each client. Our primary focus will always be to work collaboratively with clients from initial idea through construction to ensure their vision is met. This core belief, in our mind, is what sets us apart from the vast majority of award-winning design firms.

Industry Rankings

  • #57Architectural Record, Top 300 U.S. Architecture Firms of 2020
  • #271ENR (Engineering News-Record), 2020 Top 500 Design Firms
  • #56ENR, 2020 Top 100 Green Buildings Design Firms
  • #54 – Columbus Business First, Largest Central Ohio Privately Held Companies, 2020
  • #1 – Columbus Business First, The List: Central Ohio Architectural Firms, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Building Design+Construction, 2020 Giants 400 Report: Ranking the Nation’s Largest Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Firms
    • #26 – Top 155 Architecture Firms
    • #31 – Top 55 Airport Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #11 – Top 35 Convention Centers / Conference Centers Architecture and AE Firms
    • #28 – Top 100 Cultural Facilities – All Cultural Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #23 – Top 50 Cultural Facilities – Museums and Galleries Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #10 – Top 45 Cultural Facilities – Public Libraries Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #77 – Top 150 Government – All Government Buildings Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #47 – Top 120 Government – Local Government Buildings Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #66 – Top 155 Healthcare – All Healthcare Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #64 – Top 105 Healthcare – Hospitals Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #31 – Top 90 Healthcare – Outpatient Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #61 – Top 120 Hospitality – All Hospitality Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #59 – Top 120 Hospitality – Hotel, Resorts Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #58 – Top 160 Multifamily – All Multifamily Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #68 – Top 130 Multifamily – Apartments, Condominiums Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #19 – Top 70 Multifamily – Student Housing Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #70 – Top 190 Office – All Office Building Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #53 – Top 135 Office – Buildings / Core+Shell Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #74 – Top 150 Office – Workplace / Interior Fitouts Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #11 – Top 45 Parking Structures Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #43 – Top 70 Public Safety / Justice Facilities – Correctional Facilities, Fire Stations, Jails, Police Stations, Prisons Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #61 – Top 190 Reconstruction Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #55 – Top 115 Retail – All Retail Buildings Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #46 – Top 80 Retail – Malls, Big Box Stores, Strip Centers Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #10 – Top 60 Science & Technology Facilities – Laboratory Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #75 – Top 145 Schools – PK-12, Public, Private, Charter, Military Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #8 – Top 100 Sports Facilities / Stadiums / Recreation Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms
    • #42 – Top 155 University / College Facilities Sector Architecture and AE Firms

Recent Awards and Citations, 2019-present

  • Editor’s Pick, The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Institution Library
    Columbus Metropolitan Library, Martin Luther King Branch
  • Award of Merit, Connecticut Building Congress
    University of Connecticut Student Recreation Center
  • Award of Merit, Engineering News Record – Midwest
    The Ohio State University Covelli Center
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Ohio Chapter
    Columbus Metropolitan Library, Martin Luther King Branch
  • Design Citation, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards
    Columbus Metropolitan Library, Martin Luther King Branch
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business
    University of Cincinnati Fifth Third Arena
  • Affordable Housing Finance 2020 Reader’s Choice Award, Rural Development
    The Wilds at Harvest Rose
  • Affordable Housing Finance 2020 Reader’s Choice Award, Best Mixed Use Development
    Avondale Town Center
  • Construction Employers Association (CEA) Building Excellence
    Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus
  • Outstanding Project, Learning By Design: Library | New Construction | Library/Media Center
    Texas Southern University Library Learning Center
  • Outstanding project, Learning By Design: College/University | New Construction | Sports Facility/Fitness Center
    University of Connecticut Recreation Center
  • American Libraries 2020 Library Design Showcase
    Texas Southern University Library Learning Center
  • Gold in Unique Installation, Starnet
    St. Stephen Catholic Church
  • Award of Distinction in the Design & Print Category, Communicator Awards
    Moody Nolan Monograph, Volume 2
  • Gold Winner, Hermes Creative Award
    Moody Nolan Monograph, Volume 2
  • Sustainability Award, USG | National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
    The Ohio State University Covelli Multi-Sport Arena
  • Outstanding Indoor Sports Facilities Award, National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA)
    Jacksonville State University Recreation and Fitness Center
  • Best Architectural Design, Columbus Underground
    The McGown Hotel
  • Grand Prize, Learning By Design: Library | New Construction | Library/Media Center
    Columbus Metropolitan Martin Luther King Branch Library
  • Craftsmanship Award, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
    The Ohio State University Covelli Multi-Sport Arena
  • Craftsmanship Award, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
    800 N. High Street (Moxy Hotel)
  • Honor Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Columbus Chapter
    Columbus Metropolitan Martin Luther King Branch Library
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Columbus Chapter
    University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children
  • Design Citation, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards
    Legacy House Project, Columbus, OH
  • Award of Excellence, ABC North Alabama 16th Annual Excellence in Construction
    Jacksonville State University Recreation and Fitness Center, Jacksonville, AL
  • Project of the Year, ABC North Alabama 16th Annual Excellence in Construction
    Jacksonville State University Recreation and Fitness Center, Jacksonville, AL
  • Facility of Merit, Athletic Business
    McCormick Square | MPEA | DePaul University Wintrust Arena
  • Design Excellence, The Loudoun County Design Cabinet, Signatures of Loudoun
    Dulles South Recreation and Community Center
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies
    Connor Hangar
  • Historic Preservation Award, Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
    Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Monticello Middle Schools
  • Historic Preservation Award, Cleveland Heights Landmark Commission
    Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Roxboro Middle Schools
  • Best Office/Medical Project, NAIOP Central Ohio
    DHL Corporate Offices
  • Best Office/Medical Project, NAIOP Central Ohio
    OhioHealth Administrative Campus