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The Foundry - 3CDC

Cincinnati, OH


  • Client: Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC)
  • Architect: GBBN Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer: Grote Enterprises
  • Structural Engineer: THP
  • Civil Engineer: Bayer Becker


This projects includes a 3.5-story, 230,000 sf renovation of a retail building into mixed-used development. It features 150,000 sf of office space and 35,000 sf of retail/restaurant space. It also includes HVAC upgrades, skywalk demolition, and site and street upgrades.


  • The existing building was demolished back to the concrete and steel frame and completely rebuilt. The team had to take extra care in this process because of its central downtown location.
  • High performance unitized curtainwall with three-dimensional curvilinear peaked metal panels were used for the exterior.
  • Messer exceeded the Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) 20% goal achieving 29% participation.

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