The Limited - World Headquarters & Distribution Center
Columbus and Reynoldsburg, OH
The Limited opened its first store in 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. Today, with operations all over the country and more than 3,700 stores, the expansion of this company is persistent. The construction of the World Headquarters and Distribution Center in Columbus began in 1976 and the structure has undergone a variety of modifications since then to accommodate the company’s tremendous growth. SMBH has been a part of this growth for more than 30 years. One of the challenges the owner and design team have jointly tackled is keeping the time and schedule of the buildings in-line with The Limited’s business plans. Much design and documentation was required to meet each business expansion schedule. Because every project has been on a fast-track schedule, it was necessary to anticipate the design and construction schedules and quickly produce engineering solutions to meet and improve construction timelines. The design and engineering for this headquarters building was one piece of the puzzle representing the larger picture – the growing business to be served.