It all started with one project and a move to Columbus. With over a decade of collaboration with MKSK and Nationwide Realty Investors, our Studio’s principals have designed many of the districts transformational projects.
Yen and I moved to Columbus as Nationwide Arena was under construction. Having spent the first part of our careers working on large scale sports project, we decided to try something new. While working with Nationwide on the design of the Arena, the development of its surrounding district was beginning to take shape. In hopes of securing some of that upcoming diversified work, we opened a Columbus office for Heinlein Shrock on January 1, 1999. A few months later Brenda joined us and we began designing a new neighborhood for Columbus. Our authorship ranged from a movie theater, to a rock’n’ roll hall, a six-level apartment building, a 20 story Condominium, a Triple-A ball park, multi-use office and retail buildings, and all of the parking structures in the district. Over the next decade and a half, we have worked under different names, Heinlein Shrock Stearns, 360 Architecture, HOK, and in collaboration with some of the most talented design firms in Columbus. It has been an honor to have had a hand in the transformation of the Arena District in the city we call home.