When Sullivan Bruck Architects (8 Grant Street) needed to relocate their office, they didn’t want to move far. “As architects, we are committed to urbanism” said Joe Sullivan, principal of Sullivan Bruck Architects. “We enjoy that feeling of connectivity and involvement when we are downtown. You don’t get that in the suburbs.”
Sullivan Bruck found their new home on the first floor ballroom of the historic Seneca Building at Broad and Grant Streets. “This is an iconic building designed by Frank Packard,” Sullivan said. “It’s exciting and humbling to be in building with that kind of history and character.”
The new office space is 6,418 square feet, which includes storage at the mezzanine level. It offers 20-foot high ceilings and is surrounded by windows that allow natural light into the space. The firm was able to salvage 10-foot-high wood panels on two of the walls.
“Another factor that drove our decision was all the activity taking place here in the Discovery District,” said Matthew Lytle, principal with Sullivan Bruck Architects. “The Columbus Museum of Art expansion, the Columbus Metropolitan Library renovation and the nearby residential development. We felt this was a great neighborhood location for our new offices.”
“The new space is quite open and encourages collaboration and interaction among our members to solve problems,” Sullivan said. “It also visually connects us to the downtown landscape to keep us engaged to all that energy.
“The bottom line is as architects your space says something about you,” said Sullivan. “It’s hard to sell design if you not in a space the sells design.”
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