Traditional Architecture, Design and Documentation

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

First Look Inside St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Video taken during a prayer burial ceremony where parish prayers were placed in a wooden cross box to be buried under new church alter, gives first look inside the 1400 seat church .  Dedication scheduled for June 2011.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

St. Paul's Cupola

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Westerville, Ohio

Construction update for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.   Below are interior photos of progress in the cupola.

The 1500 seat church will be dedicated June 2011. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Arena District selected for The Harrison Smith Award

191 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District
Meleca Architecture, a member of the Arena District design team, was named as one of two inaugural winners of The Harrison Smith Award for designing the office building at 191 W. Nationwide Blvd.

Created by the Downtown Commission, the award recognizes projects that positively impact the urban environment and reflect past chairman, Harrison Smith's ideals. 

View from Arch Park
 The Meleca designed building is a 128,500 sq ft office structure which features restaurants on the first floor.  Inspired by 19th century urban office buildings, it comprises brick with stone accents, a corner turret, large arched windows with panels and ornate canopies.  The architecture combines classical proportions and details with current materials.

Entry detail

Terrace detail

Facade detail