Our team’s task: Prove that the first and second floor office space in the skinny, low-ceilinged Dispatch Building could be transformed into a modern, inspired mix of private offices, collaboration spaces, reception, and meeting rooms.
The 16,500 square feet of office space is now home to The Ohio Chamber Of Commerce. The office is split between the first and second floor of the historic Dispatch Building. Because the Dispatch Building is on the Historic Register of Places, there were elements of the space that couldn’t be altered, including the feature wall that separates the lobby from the offices. You can read more about our design solution and keeping specific historic elements in tact in our story titled “A New Home For The Ohio Chamber Of Commerce.”
The 94-year-old Dispatch Building is arguably one of the most iconic structures in Downtown Columbus. Our team helped to transform the former daily newspaper headquarters — and recent addition to the Historic Register of Places — into a modern work space without losing its historic integrity.
When the Ohio Chamber of Commerce approached our team to design their new offices, they were in a unique spot. The Chamber owned their current office building, but were entertaining the idea of a move into the newly renovated, historic Dispatch Building. They loved its proximity to the Statehouse across the street, but weren’t sure if the space could fit all their needs.
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Molly Bryant - Interior Design
Molly is a NCIDQ certified interior designer here at the Columbus Architectural Studio. As an interior designer, Molly has a passion for creating spaces that solve problems and improve the overall environment to better support the end user. Molly values continuing education through design research. With a focus on creative and collaborative office environments in her graduate studies, she continues to apply this knowledge as a resource in workplace projects. No matter the size of the project, Molly gives her full attention to each client and is a firm believer that design is in the details. In addition to corporate office projects, Molly has design experience in hospitality, multi-family, and retail environments.