Towers Park Gazebo | Westerville, Ohio

“Nature’s First Green” sculpture by Columbus artist Anthony Ball stands as a park shelter within the children’s playground at Westerville’s Towers Park.

Blue Ash Summit Park | Blue Ash, Ohio

Blue Ash Summit ParkBlue Ash, Ohioserve Schaefer is the structural engineer for the 130 acre Blue Ash Summit Park. Our structural engineers have designed the completed restroom building, community building, and park pergolas, and are currently designing two amenity buildings and a observation tower. > The 200 sq ft standalone masonry restroom building with a steel roof is located adjacent to a playground and includes two family restrooms with changing areas and a maintenance room. > The 20,000 sq ft one story with full basement community building was constructed from a combination of masonry block and structural steel. It’s used as a community room and has retail storefronts. > Two decorative, standalone steel pergolas mark the entry points on either [...]

Camp Chase Trailhead | Columbus, Ohio

Camp Chase Trailhead, located in the 47 acre Wilson Road Park, is a 1000 sq ft park shelter with room for picnic tables, bike racks, a bike repair station, and restrooms. The trailhead was constructed with an exposed glulam timber and wood roof, masonry bearing and shear walls, and a signature steel signage tower that also provided lateral resistance for the structure.

Wyman Woods | Grandview Heights, Ohio

Wyman WoodsGrandview Heights, Ohioserve Wyman Woods, a city park open year-round, contracted Schaefer for renovations and additions to its existing structure that is currently used by daily visitors and for large events. The addition added 400 sq ft for new restrooms and a new clearstory, an area in which windows rise above the roofline. This clearstory also gives a view of the exposed wood trusses. A new canopy structure and new barn doors replacing the existing overhead doors made the facade more welcoming. Small renovations throughout the facility solidified the structure and made it safety and code compliant for the coming years. Contributing Team Members: Ryan Konst, PE, CPSM RELATED PROJECTS Towers Park Gazebo | Westerville, Ohio Camp Chase Trailhead [...]

Cincinnati Zoo + Botanical Garden | Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Zoo + Botanical GardenCincinnati, Ohioentertainserve Schaefer has partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo + Botanical Garden on a long list of projects + exhibits for over three decades. The team provides solutions related to the unique structure uses + building materials necessary for animal behavior + containment and habitat goals, and accessibility for both visitors + zoo staff. Some of our most notable (+ visited) projects at the zoo include: Elephant Trek Roo Valley + Little Blue Penguin Hippo Cove Gorilla World Cat Canyon Giraffe Ridge Bear Ridge + Sea Otter Coast African Penguin Schaefer has also provided structural engineering design + assessment for maintenance and/or behind-the-scenes projects throughout our partnership. Some of those projects include: Monorail beam design for [...]