Tour Series: Jackie O’s on Fourth

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Jackie O’s on Fourth is a brand-new brewing facility featuring a state-of-the-art taproom and patio located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The facility is an adaptive reuse project, making use of two existing structures that are historically significant to the neighborhood. One structure contains the brewing operation, while the other houses a taproom, retail bottle shop, and incubator kitchen. The adjacent parking lot, historically underutilized on a prime corner, transforms into a sprawling patio featuring greenery, culvert booths, and an expansive mezzanine overlooking the tiered terrace structure below. When open, the facility will serve 600 guests out of four distinct bars, display the full range of Jackie O’s products, and support distribution efforts across the state.

Jackie O’s started in 2005 in Athens, Ohio as a community hub for locally inspired and produced products. Over the next 15 years, Jackie O’s transformed into a pillar of the Athens community, with three locations across town, including a 10,000sf brewing facility and robust food service operation. In 2020, Jackie O’s targeted Columbus for its first significant expansion outside Athens County, due to its geographic proximity and the high volume of Ohio University alumni in the Columbus area. To help navigate the unique challenge of expanding a small, local brand with deep community roots to a major urban presence, Jackie O’s tapped Columbus-based Astra Studios (taproom) and Design Collective (patio). It was imperative to the Jackie O’s team that the new facility, which features a brewing operation, taproom, retail bottle shop, and two-level outdoor patio, both honor the legacy of the Jackie O’s brand and capitalize on the opportunities afforded by its proximity to the urban environment.

The design began as an adaptive reuse project, as Jackie O’s team prioritized breathing new life into existing infrastructure over building new. The existing facility, which once housed a brewing operation, was structurally sound but in need of strategic interventions to make it hospitable. With sustainability and life-cycle cost at the forefront of design decision-making, Jackie O’s and Astra worked together to incorporate effective interior finish updates including all-LED lighting and lighting controls. Ash and hemlock lumber was harvested from Athens County for the millwork and furniture. Bricks and cobblestones were harvested from Athens and relocated to form the exterior patio. Hundred-year-old street lights, currently being replaced in Athens, were disassembled, rewired, and relocated to Columbus. The design team consulted with an Athens-born landscape architect to select and source plants for both the interior and exterior planting areas. At the exterior patio, a brew kettle was redesigned to collect rainwater runoff from the roof of the structure for irrigation. The Jackie O’s team also designed a roof-mounted solar array to mitigate the facility’s use of the local power grid. The design team leveraged these and more in an effort to create not just a sustainable environment, but one that would generate the same type of community impact that Jackie O’s has so successfully created in its hometown. Community is a key ingredient to Jackie O’s story, and it was critical that the design team find a way to extend that community to the new Columbus facility.

Presented by the Committee on Design.  Attendees are invited to stay for a happy hour following the tour.

May 25, 2023
4:30 PM
Earn 0.5 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, AIA Columbus Sponsors: $5
Non-Members: $10

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