Traditional Architecture, Design and Documentation

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation's new headquarters has been nominated for Columbus Landmarks Foundation's James B. Recchie Design Award.  Why???  It is located at the former site of the original Wendy's Restaurant,  it's redesign (by Meleca Architecture) kept the original structure intact - thus promoting historic preservation, and it adds texture to our urban landscape through its quality design. 
257 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, David B. Meleca design

The Recchie Award "recognizes projects which have made a significant impact within the past five years. It acknowledges building owners and promotes the work of design professionals who shape our built environment".  

Jennifer Damiano, president and CEO of the Catholic Foundation, was the vision behind and the tireless leader throughout this project.

Below is a photo of the original Wendy's Restaurant - opened in November 1969.  The store closed in February 2007.
Original Wendy's Restaurant, 257 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
And today, now home to The Catholic Foundation.

The finalists will be selected within the next week or so.  And the winner will be announced at the Columbus Landmarks Foundation Design & Preservation Awards Program on October 14th. 

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