Having outgrown their Columbus location, Schaefer’s Columbus team of structural engineering experts upgraded to a new office at 937 West 3rd Avenue today. The open concept space in the high profile location near Grandview Yard and the new Giant Eagle Market District Store will comfortably house the firm’s 12 Columbus employees with room for a production staff of 24.
The team overhauled the 3,900 sq ft space into an open, collaborative environment, reflective of the firm’s values. Previously the Yeager Graphics building, but vacant for many years since, Schaefer enlisted the help of other local Columbus design + A/E/C firms to fulfill the vision for a modern, efficient + open office environment. Schaefer is the east bookend of the divided warehouse space that it shares with the other forward-thinking + creative building neighbors: Birkram Hot Yoga Columbus and Reed Arts custom picture framing studio.
Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1976, Schaefer’s managing director, Ryan Konst, opened the Columbus office in 2006. Starting with one man, Ryan found success in the central Ohio market and has consistently expanded his team due to Schaefer’s creative solutions, collaborative nature and high quality designs. This is Schaefer’s third Columbus office; it outgrew the previous two. Recent local projects include Dublin Bridge Street Corridor, Ohio Health Westerville Medical Office Building and Scioto Downs Racino.