CCAD’s Design Square Apartments Wins Design Award

October 22nd, 2011 by Katlin McNally
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Design Square Apartment Award

CCAD’s Design Square Apartments has yet another award to hang for its architectural design.

The apartments originally opened in the fall of 2009. The five-story building combines the convenience of on-campus housing with the independence of apartment living for upperclass students, and includes a dining facility and convenience market.

AIA Ohio, A Society of the American Institute of Architects presented its excellence in architectural design award to CCAD for the Design Square Apartments this year.

This is not the first design award the apartments has received. In 2009, they won the Honor Design Award from the Columbus chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The building was designed by Acock Associates. They were founded in 1967 by former trustee George W. Acock, AIA, NCARB. The firm also received an AIA Columbus Merit Award in 2005 for CCAD’s Loann Crane Center for Design.

The apartments gained media attention when they opened and were a  part of a new trend toward gender-neutral roommate selection. Students are able to choose their roommates regardless of their gender to help pick the most compatible living arrangement. The movement also helps to gay and transgendered students feel comfortable in on-campus housing.

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