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Submitting Firm: Reading Rock

Project Name: Xavier University Health United Building

Location: 1723 Cleneay Ave Cincinnati Oh 45207

Date Completed:  11/15/2019

Project Team

Architect: MSA Design

Owner: Xavier University

Mason: Ollier Masonry

GC: Messer Construction

Manufacturer: Reading Rock, Inc.

Brief Description: 

Technology and Teamwork Yield a Positive Result.

Sometimes positive + negative = positive. That’s what Matt Mintus, Project Solutions Coordinator in Messer’s Operations Technology Solutions (OTS) department, discovered when asked to work through façade challenges at Xavier University’s Health United Building in Cincinnati.

The building’s architect, MSA Design, envisioned a series of sports-themed concrete medallions adorning the building’s exterior. The only thing the project team had to start with were conceptual drawings in PDF format. Bringing them to life required technology and teamwork over the course of eight months along with Reading Rock’s ability to produce the medallions.

“These medallions are a staple piece of this building that’s highly visible on campus,” Mintus said. “The OTS department prides itself in specializing in the most up-to-date processes and technology. The biggest win is that the artist’s design touched three different companies and the final product stayed close to the original intent.”

Submitting Firm:  NOLI Modern Italian Kitchens

Project Name: Hughes Residence

Location: 1826 Elm Street

Date Completed: January 2020

Project Team: 

Terry Boling, AIA, Architect

Damon Long/DesignBuildGC, General Contractor

Joe VanDeHatert, Photography

Karen and Bradley Hughes, Owners

Brief Description:

Architect Terry Boling, AIA was charged to remodel an historic OTR home (circa 1880) and capitalize on the unique layout to add a modern extension for open living.  With NOLI, they collaborated with their clients to design a bright, elegant space that connected the open kitchen and living areas to an inviting outdoor courtyard.

Designed to inspire and celebrate the clients’ culinary enthusiasm, the kitchen features two islands of 64 square feet of beveled, honed granite, and 70 linear feet of MAISTRI cabinets in a 24-in pattern (except the 30-in ovens). With MDF slabs finished in a tonal grey lacquer matte, the kitchen became a warm, efficient workspace. The bar and entertainment centers are hidden behind double pocket doors, while the VIVA beveled-edge doors, softly backlit counters, lacquered channel grips and low toe kicks contribute to the visual silence and sophistication of the space. 

Project contributed to LEED Platinum.