A new 228,000sf mixed-use student housing project at 76 East Ninth Avenue, designed by the award-winning Austin-based firm Rhode Partners, officially breaks ground today with an anticipated opening date in summer 2023...
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From the architect: As respected leaders in residential design, Rhode Partners’ project represents the firm’s third student housing building in the city and adds to their list of nearly a dozen nationwide. Situated in Columbus’s vibrant university district, the apartments provide tenants with modern amenities such as a community café, gym, and study area, as well as walkable access to the Ohio State University campus.
The five-story, 143-unit residence features floor plans ranging from studios to five bedrooms, each outfitted with contemporary fixtures and finishes. Understanding the importance of the site’s position within the campus's corridor, Rhode Partners designed the ground floor walk-up units on East Ninth Avenue to enhance the pedestrian experience and relate to the existing neighborhood. The building’s façade of brick, metal paneling, and wood cladding is punctuated by large picture windows.
Founding Director Brett Rhode, who will join local officials and members of the project team at today’s ceremony, says, “Rhode Partners is honored to have played a role in the design of this special project. We appreciate all the constructive input from various stakeholders, with the result being a high-quality design with an engaging street presence and unique silhouette on the skyline.”
Architect: Rhode Partners
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Interior Design: A Royal Interiors
Landscape Architect: MKSK
Contractor: Elford, Inc.
Structural Engineer: RLG Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: E.P. Ferris & Associates
MEP Engineer: McMullen Engineering Co., Inc.
Low-Voltage Consultant: Infinisys
Images: Rhode Partners
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