Project name: The Ohio State University East Regional Chilled Water Plant
Project location: Columbus, Ohio
Firm name: Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Sited on a campus where people would prefer not to see a typical plant, this structure represents successful “skin deep” design, with perforated panels that let light play against the facade. It could have been a dumb box, but instead represents innovation in an infrastructure project. It’s extremely well done and restrained. We appreciate not just its parts and pieces, but the craft of assembly, its proportions, and the palette. This is beautiful work–for a chiller plant.
Client: The Ohio State University