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  1. First Look: Cleveland School of the Arts


    Take a first look at the new Cleveland School of the Arts. Our work on this magnet school for the Cleveland Metropolitan Schools is nearly complete with the building set to open next month.

  2. Purdue University Rec Center Receives National Facility Excellence Award

      Awards, News

    The Moody Nolan designed France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University was recently honored with the Facility Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International. This award recognizes outstanding and successful collaborations between architects and campuses in the design of facilities that foster student learning.

  3. Moody Nolan Honored by March of Dimes for Commitment to City of Chicago


    Moody Nolan was built on the idea that architecture should be responsive. Whether to an organization or an entire community, a design should adapt to meet the unique vision and needs of the people using it. That is why the March of Dimes honored the architecture firm with the Professional Award at this year’s Construction…

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  4. Learning Facility Addresses Changing Needs in New Albany-Plain Local Schools


    A new learning facility for grades first through eighth is providing New Albany-Plain Local Schools with both the space and flexibility needed for a growing, 21st-century.  The new 150,000 sq. ft. learning center, which opened one of four learning quadrants in August 2014, hosted a Community Open House on Saturday, May 16, in connection with…

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  5. France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center Honored with Design Award


    The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently identified five projects to receive the 2015 Facility Design Award of Excellence. Now in its eleventh year, this competitive award recognizes excellence in the design of student-centered campus buildings. One project recognized at the 2015 Annual Conference was the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University.…

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  6. Join Us at ACUI


    Moody Nolan will be at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Annual Conference in San Antonio. Stop by our booth and learn more about our award-winning projects. Looking forward to seeing you there! Dates & Times: Thursday, April 9, 11:30a – 3:30p Friday, April 10, 9:15a – 11:15a Location: Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street…

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  7. Join Us at NIRSA


    Moody Nolan will be on-site at this year’s NIRSA Conference in Gaylord, Texas. Stop by our booth, or check out our interactive presentation on Thursday, April 2, titled “Designing to Opening: Case Studies from Three Very Different Persepctives.” This interactive presentation will explore how the built environment helped each institution achieve their mission to provide organized…

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  8. Moody Nolan to Present at CEFPI

    Join us at this year’s Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) Midwest Great Lakes Regional Conference and learn how we collaborated with New Albany-Plain Local Schools to turn learning inside out and create innovative learning spaces while respecting the traditional Georgian architecture of the community and overall school campus. Hope to see you there! Title: Voices of Innovation:…

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  9. Moody Nolan’s Dunbar Senior High School Receives LEED Platinum Certification

      News, Technology, Thought Leadership

    The Dunbar Senior High School in Washington, D.C. designed by Moody Nolan and Perkins Eastman, received LEED Platinum certification, the first and only D.C. public school to reach this level allowing them the title: The “Greenest” New School in the World. The historic high school in Washington, D.C. was completed in August of 2013, the…

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  10. Remembering Kim Blankenship


    Last year, Moody Nolan lost one of our own. In December of 2013, our friend and coworker Kim Blankenship fought her last and final battle. For over 18 years, Kim gifted us with her expertise as a designer and project manager in our interior architecture department. She was a motivated worker, who was focused and…

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  11. 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.

  12. Benefits of Being Green – High Performance Sports and Recreation Facility Design

      Events, News, Thought Leadership, Trends

    Environmental considerations have become a significant priority in today’s design decision making. Informed choices and an integrated design team approach can lead to healthier environments for all. At Moody Nolan, we have found this to be especially important for energy-efficient and high-performance recreation/athletic facilities. It only makes sense that a building meant to house recreation…

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  13. Tennis Shoes, Ties and After Five

      Events, News

    A renovation celebration at Southeast Tennis & Learning Center President and CEO, Curt Moody and Director of DC Operations Linda Nunnelly, joined the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center to celebrate their grand re-opening and renovation.  Honored guests, Venus and Serena Williams were joined by more than 700 revelers in the unveiling of the new “Williams…

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  14. Parameters: The New Design Tools

      Technology, Thought Leadership, Trends

    Jonathan Moody Presents at NOMA Conference The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is a group of creative professionals with a mission to champion diversity within the design profession by promoting the excellence, community engagement and professional development of its members. Each year members from across the country come together at NOMA’s annual conference. This…

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