FOODUP is the food service hub; the place provides grab-and-go foods, fresh local market products, and nutrition and cooking courses to promote healthier food consumption in Franklinton, Ohio. Although this area is still known as ‘food desert’ or ‘one of the neighborhoods with fewest supermarkets in Columbus area(The food trust)”, by accommodating fresh and accessible food service to East Franklinton, it would eventually attract diverse artists and visitors around the area, as well as neighbors to Franklinton. The space creates attractive, welcoming and festival atmosphere to revitalize food service in Franklinton. FOODUP offers Franklinton a food service hub, as well as it creates community space for artists and residents. Nutrition and cooking classes for residents would broaden knowledge of well-being food consumption. Artists’ space will create a window of opportunity to share ideas, advertise works, and use for future references.
Legacy is an educational resource for the residents of Franklinton. It provides open makers-spaces, vocational classrooms, and a hardware store in a convenient location for Franklinton residents.
Franklinton is made up of people who have had to rebuild their lives for decades due to severe flooding in the area. With the history of the town, comes the art of craftsmanship. By providing a local hardware store and maker-space that is affordable, the legacy of craftsmanship can continue. The ultimate goal is to provide an easily accessible, educational resource for those who reside in Franklinton. By using this resource, Franklinton residents have the opportunity to learn building skills and the art of craftsmanship. They can practice those skills, and eventually be able to implement them in the community.
The ROTH is a symbol of hope and renewal, where micro-apartments for the homeless create a community in Franklinton, Ohio.
With increasing rates of homeless individuals and families throughout Franklin County, The ROTH provides resources and support to residents, helping them grow towards independence.
The ROTH is not just a shelter, it’s a place for residents to call home. In addition to their individual apartment, spaces such as the communal living room and kitchen, full-time counseling and security, and career opportunities, offer a second chance to become self-sufficient and get back on their feet.
Franklinton has a unique story to tell. What better way to tell it than through a spatial experience that helps one navigate through a resource center that caters to public gathering, independent study, and social events. The three floor levels of K.ARC are metaphoric for the flood levels of the 1913 flood. The openings in the floors provide continuing connections as you move through the space, each floor building a story on top of the other.
Mint, located in the heart of East Franklinton, is Columbus’s first health club that focuses on the healing of our mind and body. In Franklin County, the percentage of obese adults (30.7%) is higher than the national average (27.6%), and Franklinton just happens to be the highest percentage in the entire county. Mint will offer a multitude of different group fitness classes, high end workout equipment, and a cafe and juice bar. Design concepts and elements are intended to flow in together to present an idea of privacy and confidence for the current and future members experiences. With special attention considered in sound abatement, texture of all surfaces, differentiation in levels, high and low lighting, material compositions, colors, and implied or conveyed direction. Caring for the society’s well-being, Mint aims to focus on the development of our spiritual enlightenment, and physical well-being.
A hygiene center for the homeless.
Women and men are welcome to stop in to be renewed. There are refreshing zones available for both that provide a peaceful and practical space for hygiene and rest. People will feel comfortable and relaxed after coming in from off the streets. Spaces are differentiated based on gender and function, establishing safe and appropriate areas for both men and women with services for both. There is also the opportunity to connect with neighbors in the lounge areas and at the community garden ramp. Stop by and get refreshed at UrbanDrop!
Eat On Your Way
The new bike-motif restaurant is designed to infuse energy healthy lifestyle and social community into Franklinton neighborhood to create connections between residents, visitors, and the city. Iconic elements of bike and road marks together project on surfaces of interior space to mimic outdoor trails and correspond with surrounding urban fabric. Signage system and road network of Columbus is transferred into forms and structures to reorient customers’ circulation. The bleacher guides people throughout the space to new shifted moments to create dynamic visual connections between interior and exterior space.
Balance is a body and mind health center that focuses on teaching teens how to use physical and mental exercises to help mental and learning disabilities. It provides a unique alternative to medications and a welcoming place for people to socialize during activities.
Activities offered range from low intensity classes like meditation and yoga to high intensity classes such as bouldering and boxing. The supplemental health classes will cover a broad curriculum to educate about the connection between the body and the mind. Adolescents with disabilities and behavioral issues can benefit from a healthy balance and use it to cope with everyday obstacles instead using of medication. It has the potential to create a healthier society in Franklinton, create different job opportunities for the population, and provide a place where adolescents can safely build a stronger future as a community.
The prospective building is located in Fire Station 10 Engine House in Franklinton, just a couple blocks away from the Healthy Living Center and Mt. Carmel Hospital. The amenities offered are specifically chosen to support Mt. Carmel’s Healthy Living Center. Balance will allow Mt. Carmel to expand their adolescent Mental Health program to bring in new patients and support the current and future population.
Books on Broad
Located at 540 W Broad Street, Books on Broad is more than just a used bookstore and café. The program aims to promote community pride, extend education, and promote life-long learning through literature. The program fosters a sense of community around literature in an area where literacy rates and graduation rates are rather low. The design of the interior space cultivates a sense of wonder and curiosity with the large inhabitable bookshelf. This two-story bookshelf can be seen from the street and draws visitors in. The stairs are wrapped around the shelf, which allows guests to feel as if they are “entering” the bookshelf and truly being immersed in a world of literature. It will encourage reading to residents of all ages by offering thousands of books at very low prices. The program includes a cafe and seating area, a children’s area, four reservable private meeting spaces, a large community meeting area, an outdoor terrace, and quiet reading spaces.
Engine House Cinema
The Engine House Cinema is a small independent theatre located in Franklinton, Ohio in a historic fire engine station. Located at 540 W. Broad Street, The Engine House serves as a community gathering space for both East Franklinton residents as well as the incoming Columbus arts community. The program for The Engine House transforms an existing structure into an innovative program to serve the community of Franklinton through film, cultural arts, and community exchange. The Engine House consists of a lounge space, a large screening room, and two smaller screening rooms which guests can rent out and pick their own movies. The concept inspiring the design of the theatre was developed around the idea of a strip of film. The rectangular shapes in the existing engine house structure are representative of film stills, while the ribbon leading through the space represents a roll of unwinding film. The Engine House offers Franklinton residents and the Columbus arts community a safe, fun, and sociable experience, giving film the ability to bring people together.
FranklinTones, Center for Musical Art and Innovation
Franklinton is a historical place that has great potential to become a significant redevelopment for the Columbus area. The recent arts and innovation in the area have brought with them growth and change to a previously stagnant area.
The abandoned building I have chosen to revitalize is the old Greater Christ Apostolic Church on McDowell street. This lot sits within the area of East Franklinton considered the “Arts and Innovation Neighborhood.’
There was an opportunity with this project to provide a unique solution to the area that succeeds within the realm of arts and innovation. The intention is to catalyze social, cultural, and economic growth.
music education, private/group lessons, access to studio space/technology, and limitless live music performances.
The design provides:
balance between old and new, architectural rhythm, acoustic success, natural light, and flexibility of space.
Franklinton Health and Wellness Connection
Franklinton Health and Wellness Connection aims to provide a family oriented healthcare option for the residents of Franklinton, Ohio. The need for healthcare within Franklinton outweighs the provider options. With over 45,000 residents, just over 9,700 are served by Lower Lights Christian Health Center and about 18,000 are served by Mount Carmel West hospital. This leaves a large portion with no healthcare home.
Unlike Mount Carmel West, Franklinton Health and Wellness Connection will provide a family doctor environment for the residents to come and receive primary and preventative treatment. It will also provide a range of counselors for mental health and also for navigating insurance and other wellness programs.
Though Franklinton Health and Wellness Connection is an additional healthcare option, it will work in tandem with other services to ensure that the residents of Franklinton will be provided with all of their healthcare needs.
Timeless Trends: Franklinton’s Upcycled Clothing Boutique
At Timeless Trends, it’s “in with the old and out with the new” as donated clothing is upcycled into unique outfits that can be worn by someone else in the community. Located in Franklinton, Timeless Trends helps the community by providing affordable, one-of-a-kind clothing and by creating jobs for its current residents and growing artist population. It also helps the environment by preventing used clothing from being discarded and ending up in a landfill. In addition to providing upcycled clothing, TimelessTrends offers sewing classes and tailoring services. This makes it a one-stop shop for Franklinton residents’ fashion needs and dreams.
Transformed from history building located at West Board Street, We-plus is a Multi-Purposes Collaboration Center providing spatial needs for education and co-working. It also created to explore the possibilities of future workplace.
The Co-Working Space covers an area of about 5776 square feets, dividing into two major spaces on the first level and second level by function. The level one is majorly planned as spaces for tutoring and teaching, while the second level is planned as areas for co-working.