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

      News, Sustainable Design, 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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  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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