Evaluation & Master Planning (2004): Wellogy performed a comprehensive evaluation of the buildings and grounds of the ODNR Natural Resources Area located on the Ohio Expositions Center grounds. A limited budget was available, therefore the focus of the project was maximizing the available construction dollar in order to solve life-safety, flooding, and imminent building system failure issues. The assessment included:
• Master planning and improvements planning.
• Projected Cost Estimates.
• A four-phase improvement plan based upon Capital Budget Projections.
Phase I Improvements (2004): Wellogy provided full design and architectural service for Phase I improvements recommended by the Site Master Plan. Phase I included the sustainable re-roofing of the Main Pavilion, a historical landmark for the Ohio State Fair. This portion of the Master Plan was completed on budget, ahead of schedule. Most notably, Davis Wince, Ltd.’s extensive research and innovative sustainable materials solution has since become an organizational standard for the ODNR, both in terms of best practices and in sustainable material use.
Phase II Improvements (2005): Wellogy provided full design and architectural service for Phase II improvements recommended by the Site Master Plan. Phase II included upgrades to the Stage, Pond, and Youth Fishing areas of the complex’s Natural Resources Area. In addition to structural upgrades, a critical flooding and run-off water management issue was addressed by incorporating concrete flumes and retaining walls in the aesthetic design of the outdoor space.
Phase III Improvements (2010): Wellogy provided full design and architectural services for a new restroom facility that integrates sustainable concepts including recycled plastic shingles, recycled concrete block, pervious paver plaza, and low flow plumbing fixtures. The new facility will also serve as a showcase exhibit for sustainable water conservation practices.
Phase IV Improvements (2012): Drainage improvements and repairs to roof and envelope of existing buildings.