The Buggyworks project renovated and restored two manufacturing buildings built around 1900 and 1950. The team reinvented the structures as commercial office buildings.
Project designers, now with The Columbus Architectural Studio, approached the design of the Buggyworks by first asking what an adaptive reuse of a building should be. The Original building was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century to manufacture horseless buggies. Throughout the last century, the building had multiple additions leaving a sprawling industrial complex without much internal light. Danial, Stephanie, and David studied multiple building programs and investigated the existing building fabric in order to provide maximum creative flexible space while optimizing views and daylight.
Through the creative reuse of the existing structure, what once was a deteriorated abandoned building is now a desirable commercial office space with enclosed parking. The renovation that takes advantage of the surrounding views toward Huntington Ballpark and downtown Columbus. The core and shell design maintained the unique character of exposed timber framing and interior brick masonry walls, while also upgrading the building envelope and systems for occupant comfort and sustainable building performance for many decades to come.