Historic Mixed Use Rehabilitation
The multi-disciplinary marketing firm Pixels + Ink Studio approached us to redevelop an historic, late 19th-century railway café and rooming house in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Envisioned as a creative coworking hub, the mixed-use project allows for two residential units integrated with shared studio spaces for the production of both physical and digital design.
Most recently used as a lumberyard, the building’s original cast iron storefront had been bricked-in and overhead doors replaced windows on the south elevation. The storefront was restored and the door openings were updated with translucent garage doors, filling the previously dark spaces with natural light. An elevated walkway, inserted along the south elevation, provides access to the overhead doors creating an outdoor extension to the space during exhibit openings. Located in a National Register Historic District, the project received both Federal and State historic tax credits and incentives.