Office Cityscape

Fresh Exterior to Historic Building

This was a commercial project which needed a fresh exterior to an already beautiful historic building. The space was a typical construction site; piles of excavation, drainage issues, damaged asphalt. The back of the building was just a road with nothing on either side. The building was an old Railroad station back in the early days of Columbus. It was bought up by AAT and they have done a phenomenal job renovating the space. Our goal was to make the outside match the quality of the inside. At first the client had another company scheduled to pour concrete for all the walkways and patio areas. They were having issues getting the other company onsite to do the work in a timely manner, so they reached out to us! There was a lot of planning at the front end of this project. Although the client knew the basic layout of what they wanted, we worked on details for about a month before breaking ground which saved a huge amount of money and time.

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As the design progressed things expanded into installing curbing to encase the landscaping and separate the asphalt from the pavers. We added planter boxes, expanded paver areas, drainage, and River Rock to dress everything up. The timeline constraint was the biggest issue during this project. This project had to move very quickly and so as soon as the materials were picked we ordered them. Towards the end of the project, there were many nights we worked until after dark.

We really enjoyed working with the Architect, the General Contractor, and the client. We really appreciated their collaboration and trust on the various components of this project.

In the end, the selected clay brick blend was truly stunning. It created a unique looking space while honoring the history of the building. The Charcoal paver border really did well tying in the black/gray tones from the window frames while contrasting the brick well. Rather than doing plain concrete curbing as well, we ended up using Indiana Limestone around the landscape beds to give everything another boost in uniqueness. We used concrete lintels to separate where the asphalt met the pavers. For the steps, we matched the landscaping curbing with Indiana limestone step treads and wall coping for the Handicap ramp. Using these materials really tied everything together.

The landscaping throughout the entire project landscaping was designed to give various seasonal interests. There is a good mix of evergreen and deciduous plants with blooms in every season. We ended up building the back planter beds with typically treated wood to save on cost but we felt they turned out great and actually complimented the hardscapes well. We purposely added a lot of diversity with plant materials in these planters to provide additional interest because there really wasn’t any other green space on the property at all.


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