520 S High
520 South High Street Present/ Columbus, OH
520 South High Street Columbus, OH

A study to transform an existing two-story building in the heart of the Brewery District into a mixed use multifamily building complete with retail, apartments, townhouses, and underground parking.

Study Completed


The studio was hired to study the existing (built in 1927) 14,000 square foot building at High and Blenker. The design team evaluated the transformation capabilities to create a mixed-use building. A no longer functional two-story existing building would be demolished and a nearby parking lot would become the site for the new building addition infill. The proposed design concept includes retail and restaurant components at street level, a combination of apartment flats and town house style units, underground parking, and residential amenity spaces that flow onto the elevated outdoor space to capture views of the city’s skyline. This study illustrates how the new build can merge with existing while keeping the scale and size propitiate to the surrounding urban context.

520 S High Overall View

520 S High

520 S High Amenity Space

520 S High

Dan Hanes Architect
About The Author

Dan Hanes - Architecture

Danial was born in Alaska to Midwesterners who were long on love but short on spelling ability. He grew up in many cities and Air force bases throughout the world. Right out of Architectural school he started working on many large, complex sports projects across the country including Chase Field, Miami Heat Arena, an Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, and Madison Square Garden. While this work was rewarding, all of the required travel meant he only saw his wife and two small children on weekends. Looking for a change that would allow more time with his family, an opportunity of a lifetime opened up. Nationwide was planning to develop a district around their newly designed Arena. Consequently he moved with his family to Columbus in 1999 and has since worked on many notable Columbus projects, including: Huntington Ballpark, The Scioto Mile, Nationwide Arena District, Northbank and Parks Edge condominiums. Danial has also been involved in the local design community as a guest Critic for the Knowlton School Architecture and served as a board member for the Center for Architecture and Design.

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