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  1. Brian Sell of Moody Nolan Designs Mandela Memorial

      Awards, Culture, News, Publication

    The goal was to create a memorial that told the story of Nelson Mandela’s life, including his 27 years in a South African prison, and the courage and forgiveness that changed a nation and influenced the world. “We talked about recreating his prison cell, but didn’t want to be too literal about it,” said Brian Sell, a senior designer with Columbus-based Moody Nolan, the country’s largest African American-owned architectural firm. Instead, Sell found his inspiration from Rolihlahla, the Xhosa tribal name given to Mandela at birth by his father.

  2. Breaking Ground: Malcolm X College

      News, Publication

    Our work for the new Malcolm X College and School of Health Sciences in Chicago was featured on the The Architect’s Newspaper. The 700,000 sq. ft. facility broke ground in February and is scheduled to be complete in late 2015.

  3. Legacy of historic Washington, DC school lives on in new building

      News, Publication

    Dunbar High School in Washington, DC, the award-winning project we completed with Perkins Eastman continues to make the news. Founded as the first publicly funded high school for African American students, The Today Show recently celebrated Black History Month by highlighting the legacy and heritage of this historic school.

  4. Moody Nolan key partner in DC high school’s metamorphosis

      News, Publication

    An historic high school in Washington, D.C. has a new lease on life, thanks to Moody Nolan and Perkins Eastman, who collaborated on a design that honors the school’s history while bringing it into the modern age. Dunbar Senior High School is featured in the “Schools of the 21st Century” section of Architectural Record, which…

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  5. The Future of Columbus?

      Publication, Trends, Uncategorized

    As the suburban peripheries of our cities continue to grow during difficult economic times, our urban cores also continue to slowly die out. Our cities lack clear identity, a sense of place and our current growth patterns are not sustainable. We are desperate to find ways to bring people back into our urban cores. In…

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