March Design Lecture 2021

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Why do state capitols have domes? Specifically, why does the Ohio Statehouse NOT have a dome? Capitol buildings around the country come in all shapes, sizes and architectural styles . . . how are they the same and how do they differ? Can we make a historic state house relevant in the 21st Century? Can we introduce modern life safety, accessibility, energy efficiency and security to these buildings? What can we do with a capitol that sits on a major fault line? What happens when the state outgrows its capitol building? These questions and more will be addressed in this talk, using real-life examples from recent renovation projects at the Ohio Statehouse, the Kansas Statehouse, the Utah State Capitol and the Minnesota State Capitol.

March 30 at noon.

Earn 1.5 LU|HSW 

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students – Free

Non-member guests – $10

Online meeting.

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Speaker: Bob Loversidge, FAIA


Bob Loversidge is an award-winning preservation design architect, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and CEO of Schooley Caldwell. He is a past chair of the AIA’s National Historic Resources Committee, and a recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal. Bob is a graduate of OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture and a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering. Bob was principal-in-charge of the ten-year renovation of the historic Ohio Statehouse where he still serves as Architect of the Capitol, and the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home to the Supreme Court of Ohio. His projects include renovation of the 1930s Ross Building at the Columbus Museum of Art; restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio. Recent local design work includes renovation of the LeVeque Tower, the Main Library and the Convention Center, and design of the new Michael B. Coleman Government Center and parking garage (in collaboration with DesignGroup).

Specializing in public works for 77 years and known nationally as historic preservation experts, Schooley Caldwell has worked on many projects involving rehabilitation, restoration, adaptive use and additions, including the state capitols of Kansas, Utah, and Minnesota.

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