| The Columbus Dispatch
A hotel, home and a “hut” are among seven buildings designed by central Ohio architectural firms recognized this week in the annual American Institute of Architects contest.
The buildings were chosen from 57 entries, and illustrate the breadth of work being done by Columbus-area architects and designers. This year’s winners, chosen by five members of the Philadelphia AIA chapter:
• The “hut,” a 600-square-foot cabin in Belmont County designed by the Midland architectural firm, which has offices in Pittsburgh and Columbus, received an honor award in the “small project” category.
The $125,000 cedar-clad box is fully off the grid, relying on solar power and collected rain water. The project, which was featured on the Discovery Network’s “Building Off the Grid” show, was praised by judges “for its simple elegance, intentional siting, and beautiful execution.”
• The 117,000-square-foot University of Cincinnati Health Science Building, designed