Buildings of the Year

Glenn Hochstetler, Hochstetler Buildings — First Place
Built for Gary and Cynthia Kinman, this building was designed to complement the local community and includes a workshop and equipment storage. The roof pitch of the cupola was lowered to match design details of the residence, and the windows on all four sides of the cupola create a natural light port for the center of the building. Because of height and stability issues, post-frame was the essential construction method used instead of stud-wall construction. Many in the Powell area have commented on the beautiful design of the Kinman garage along Olentangy River Road. This building holds the era-dated charisma of local architecture and blends the construction design necessary to make it fully functional.

RAM Buildings, Inc. — Second Place
This garage, built for Chris and Loretta Johnson, includes an 18- x 28-foot finished work/art area and fiberglass ornamental column wraps on the porch. Post-frame construction was the most economical choice, and it allowed the owners to choose a variety of features to give the building a “country” look to fit their property and their lifestyle. With a beautiful country home site, the owners wanted a building that would be functional while blending in and standing out at the same time.

FBi Buildings, Inc. — Third Place
This garage, built for Jeff and Julie Toole, will be used for personal vehicles, recreational equipment storage, and as a family club house. It features clean simple forms that complement the country setting and complete the family’s homestead. Post-frame construction was chosen for its efficient and cost effective building system.

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