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.”

Reading Rock is an Advisory Partner of AIA Cincinnati’s 2020 VISION program.

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