Tag: Franklinton

Architecture & Design Firm JBAD

The work of architects has an impact on our lives every day. But how does that work get done? This week, we’re talking architecture and development with the principal of architecture and design firm JBAD, Jonathan Barnes. We discussed how architecture firms work, the importance of relationships, the issues that should be kept in mind as Columbus continues to grow, and whether we’re doing a good job of addressing those issues.

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The Idea Foundry

There is a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry, an established makerspace in Franklinton, has a solution. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, sparking growth for one of Central Ohio’s most at-risk neighborhoods.

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Artist Laura Alexander

When artist Laura Alexander came back to Columbus after graduate school, she thought she’d stick around for a couple months. That was ten years ago. Laura sat down to talk about why Columbus is the place she makes her work, her background, and we go behind the curtain on the art world at large.

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Multivarious Games

How did Central Ohio become the gaming hub of the Midwest? I sat down with Chris Volpe, President and CEO of Multivarious Games, to talk about his journey from working in healthcare to managing a video game startup, Multivarious’ origins in the Columbus game developer community, and several exciting projects he and his team have on the horizon.

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Kaufman Development

How do commercial real-estate developers create community? I sat down with Brian Suiter, Director of Real Estate Development for Kaufman Development to talk about the future of development in Columbus, Kaufman’s development goals and philosophy, the many moving parts involved in large-scale real estate, and The Gravity Project, an impressive new mixed-use building (and community concept) currently under construction in Franklinton.

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Independents’ Day

When a group of people that are dedicated to making Columbus awesome get together you get a festival with more than just beers and bands. Independents’ Day, coming up September 17th and 18th in Franklinton, puts the creative spirit of Columbus on display. Organizers Adam Brouillette and Patrick Locy talk about the festival’s origins, evolution, and why they do it.

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