Parks Edge Condominiums Present/ Columbus, OH
Parks Edge Condominiums Columbus, OH

Built on the last development site in the arena district, parks edge offers some of the most stunning views of downtown Columbus.

Abbie Stiers has been a collaborative partner with the Messer team to help ensure the success of the Parks Edge project for NRI.

—Erin M. Thompson, Messer Construction Co.
East Building

82 Individual Units, Completed 2018

West Building

69 Individual Units, Completed 2017

The Parks Edge Condominium is a transitional building that links the edge of the Arena District’s McFerson Commons and  Columbus’ riverfront North Bank Park. Our design team worked closely with the client to maximize sellable area with stunning views.  It is composed of limestone which relates to the character of Columbus architecture along the river front and a metal grid which frames expansive views to downtown, the Arena District, and the Scioto River. Within 10 months after announcing the project, 80% of the West Building was sold. More than half of this phase consist of custom designed units.

Repurposed stone monuments from the Ohio Penitentiary are incorporated for site walls. Ground floor units include a raised patio while upper floors include balconies with all glass rails. The common grand lobby features an operable glass wall to extend interior space outward toward the park setting. The attached garage incorporates perforated brick at the ground level that dissipates up the building to a rooftop lap pool, a 10-person heated pool, and a grilling area.

Dan Hanes Architect
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Dan Hanes - Architectural Designer

Danial Hanes established The Columbus Architectural Studio based on the principle of “doing work that is worth doing”. This concept has guided him through his 30 years of experience and has been a cornerstone of the firm since its inception in 2016. Having worked on a variety of projects, ranging from multi-family residences to professional sports stadiums and even a chicken coop, his focus has remained the same: the client, transparency, and good design. With the aim of inspiring and improving his community, he emphasizes building relationships rather than egos. Danial’s commitment to Columbus and his profession has led him to advocate for inclusion, community, and engagement among professionals, students, and those interested in the field. He has served as the past Chair of The Center for Architecture and Design, and is currently a board member of the Columbus chapter of The American Institute of Architects. His firm is also a proud sponsor of NOMA's Columbus Chapter. Despite the demands of his packed calendar, he consistently finds opportunities to guide and inspire the next wave of architects.

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