Founded in 1985, MSA Architects is a 40 person firm specializing in architecture, interior design, planning, and environmental graphics. MSA Sport is our division recognized as a leader in recreational and competitive athletic facility design.
MSA has led the design effort to transform this series of industrial 1970's era buildings into a new career development campus. Extensive campus wayfinding and landscape renovation occurred as a part of the building expansion and renovations. The main building was expanded with a new entry, media "Cybrary", administration offices, and new circulation routes to major nodes throughout the building. Other renovations include classrooms, soft labs, adult education labs, and a new culinary arts institute. Subsequent renovations have included a new cafeteria, program labs, science labs, high bay skills labs, and other support spaces. New areas were constructed for Surgical Assisting, Biotech Forensic Science, and Practical Nursing Labs. Other buildings on campus have been renovated including the Public Safety Services Center, Instructional Resource Center, District Offices, Veterinary Technology, and a Fire Training Facility.
MSA is lead Architect on this new 9-12 High School building for 610 students. This is one of three major construction projects on this K-12 campus located on the northeastern growth edge of the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area. The school will be two floors, and includes state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, media center, gymnasium/physical education complex, as well as future expansion for additional classrooms. A customized auditorium was designed, as well as a 1650 arena-style gymnasium. The second floor is crowned with a 25 foot high daylighting monitor in the commons area outside of the library, which overlooks the gymnasium and a viewing deck. The project is designed to target LEED Silver Certification, and incorporates gethermal as a primary source for heating and cooling.
The Blue Ash Recreation Center involves a significant renovation and addiitions to the existing facility. The new areas include fitness areas, gymnasium, 160 meter indoor track, weight training & aerobic areas, and new locker rooms and saunas. Exterior design features include new entry towers, heavy timber trellises, and complimentary materials to the existing building. The project utilizes energy efficient glazing with sunscreening at the south facade and an off-peak energy storage system to reduce utility costs.