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St. Andrew Parish – Columbus, OH

This project received an Award of Excellence from the Architectural Woodwork Institute and was featured in their publication, “Design Solutions.” In addition, our craftsman received a Craftsmanship Award from the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio. The ceiling in the sanctuary is spanned by 38 soaring arched trusses, each 55 feet in length. Each truss was constructed in sections with as many as 12 sections per truss. At the apex eight trusses join together in a circular pattern to form a self-supporting ridge 45 feet above the altar. The paneled ceiling consisted of 55,000 linear feet of poplar tongue and groove. FORUM stained and finished the trusses and ceiling panels prior to installation.      

Huntington Ball Park – Columbus, OH

An Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Central Ohio Chapter of ABC was received for work at the Huntington Ball Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. FORUM provided casework, architectural millwork and a stainless steel package for 14 food service areas. Products fabricated for the ball park included coaches’ and players’ lockers, ticketing areas and various styles of casework for the players’ lounge, corporate offices, suites and souvenir sales areas. The Hall of Fame Bar in the Left Field Building was designed to display historic Columbus baseball memorabilia by suspending historic photos and other items in clear resin for the surface of the bar top.

The Ohio State University Schottenstein Basketball Practice Facility – Columbus, OH

FORUM received an Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Central Ohio Chapter of ABC for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball locker rooms at The Ohio State University Schottenstein Center. The Men’s and Women’s facilities feature players lounges with kitchenettes, media rooms with state of the art seating, seperate suites and locker rooms for athletes and coaches. The wood finished locker room consisted of 32 players lockers that are each nine feet in height. The room is 94 feet in circumference with state-of-the-art surround sound and lighting. The wood lockers were fabricated from cherry veneer and hardwood. Each locker has two pocket doors on the top section which slide into the locker after opening. The corian lined drawers at the bottom of each locker provide storage for equipment. Each curved drawer face required machining for grill slots to allow for air circulation throughout the lockers. FORUM worked on a tight four month schedule to ensure the locker rooms would be ready for the Basketball Season.

Woody Hayes Athletic Facility, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

FORUM received an Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Central Ohio Chapter of ABC.  The locker room details required special attention to ensure that construction would hold up to heavy use by large football players.  A considerable amount of work involved materials formed around radii.  Four distinct wood species (oak, figured maple, pearwood and anigre) were used, as well as plastic laminate, 3-form resin panels and Corian solid surface.  The design required the grain in the wall paneling to be precisely aligned vertically and sequenced horizontally across each space.

Mason Hall, The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

This project received an Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Central Ohio Chapter of ABC.  FORUM provided architectural millwork that used FSC Certified Wood and met LEED requirements.  Cherry wood veneer panels were fabricated and installed to produce a grain pattern that flowed sequentially.  Portions of the radius work in Assembly Hall required laminating and bending the wood around custom forms.  Installation of the desks in Assembly Hall required coordination with other trades to ensure final millwork products lined up with final field radii. The reception area included large wing walls that rotate.

Residence Inn – Columbus, OH

FORUM received a Pyramid Award for Excellence in Construction from the Central Ohio Chapter of ABC for the architectural millwork in this project. The Residence Inn is situated in the historic Buckeye Bank Building. The design is an interesting blend of old and new, which was emulated throughout the millwork. The custom coffee buffet incorporated repurposed safe deposit boxes from an old safe, granite countertops and perforated stainless steel screens. Wood species chosen were ash and cherry, and the dark stains were matched to samples provided by the design team. The overhead feature in the Rotunda was made with a combination of medium density fiberboard, poplar, flexible moldings and fiberglass columns.

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