Architecture Projects Under Construction

Kricker Innovation Hub - Shawnee State University

Built in 1894, the Sanford, Varner & Co. factory building was a manufacturing hub in the heart of downtown Portsmouth for generations. Shawnee State University acquired the property to create a center for local entrepreneur development and a showcase for state-of-the-art technology. A359 was selected to lead the renovation of the 100+ year old historic structure. The scope of work includes extensive interior renovations, and modernization of the building envelope, and complete upgrade of building systems.

The facility is designed to support high-tech innovation and collaboration for small business owners and entrepreneurs and features office space, conferencing, a lecture hall, technology lab, and collaborative work areas. The first floor cafe and community space activates Chillicothe Street, opening up the facility for community engagement and gathering opportunities.


Mariemont Village Hall

A359 Partners in Architecture designed a 2,500-square-foot cultural center addition to the existing municipal building in Mariemont, Ohio.

The community will use the space to display Native American artifacts excavated from within the village.

The artifacts, dating from approximately 1400 -1650 A.D., were uncovered in a series of archeological digs dating back to the 1870s, but have never been on display in the village.  The new facility provides a dedicated space for the artifacts to be accessible to the public.

For this architectural project, the two-story addition was carefully integrated into the highly symmetrical Georgian styled administration building, and was detailed with complementary building materials.

The project’s design features the incorporation of abundant natural light to highlight the artifacts. Adjacent to the new exhibit area, the council chambers were renovated with new furnishings and finishes, providing a multi-use space for educational programming and lectures.