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SMBH Project Receives ASU Award

Posted on September 16, 2014

SMBH’s project, the Reynoldsburg City School’s Summit Road STEM High School was recently recognized with an American School and University Outstanding Design award. Click here to read more about this unique project.

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Two Projects Receive Outstanding Design Honors

Posted on December 19, 2013

We are pleased to announce that two of our projects, Nelson Commons Dining Hall Renovations on the campus of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and Battelle Hall Science Center at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio have recently been selected to appear as an Outstanding Design in the August 2013 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase - the premier competition honoring education interiors excellence. This year, the panel of Educational Interiors Showcase judges selected 80 projects which are featured in the August issue of American School & University. Clickhere to see all the award winning projects.

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Construction To Begin on Columbus Museum of Art Expansion

Posted on December 18, 2013

SMBH, Inc. is providing the structural engineering services on the $30-million expansion of the Columbus Museum of Art. The two phase project, which was recently featured in ASCE’s national publication, Civil Engineering, includes a complete gutting of an earlier addition on the north side of the museum. The second phase includes a new building from the ground up. A new gallery wing and a long, glass-enclosed connective space between it and the original 1931 building will occupy the east side of the building. Known as the Shard of Light, this space will function as the new main entrance to the entire complex, leading to all the galleries, a new cafe, a museum store, and a sculpture garden. Click here to read more about this exciting new project, led by SMBH’s Joe Noser, PE.

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SMBH, Inc. Selected as Structural Engineer for OSU North Residential District Transformation

Posted on December 13, 2013

SMBH, Inc. is part of the design/build team that was selected for the North Residential District transformation project on the campus of The Ohio State University. With a budget of $370 million, the project will include 10 new residential buildings (adding 3,200 new beds), two new dining centers, a new fitness center and outdoor recreational spaces that will directly support the university’s ground-breaking Second-year Transformational Experience Program.

The project is scheduled to be completed for the fall semester in 2016.

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South-Western City Schools Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

Posted on December 12, 2013

The South-Western City School District recently held groundbreaking ceremonies for the first phase of its elementary school project. SMBH, Inc. is the structural engineer of record for the new elementary schools on this project. The $250 million project will be completed in three phases and includes the replacement of 13 elementary school buildings as well as upgrades to one high school and two elementary schools.

The four buildings constructed during the first phase are expected to open in fall 2014.

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Last phase of OSU South High Rise Project Almost Complete

Posted on December 11, 2013

The last phase of The Ohio State University South High Rise project is almost complete and ready to open for incoming freshman for OSU’s fall semester. This project has involved the renovation and expansion of five student housing facilities in the south campus area – Siebert, Stradley, Park, Smith, and Steeb Halls. The renovation of the existing 1950s buildings will meet both LEED® Silver Certification and the Ohio State Green Build policy requirements. SMBH, Inc. utilized a structural steel staggered truss framing system on this project which consisted of two 11-story towers connecting the existing Stradley to Park Hall and Smith to Steeb Hall. The already completed Smith-Steeb Hall provides community-oriented student housing in a contemporary setting.

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