Working on my portfolio last night, I was in Google earth looking at a project site in Columbus, when I remembered the cool building I always thought was great and meant to stop by. After a little research, it turns out my instincts were correct. A Columbus Firm, W. Byron Ireland & Associates, designed this Brutalist masterpiece that won praise in 1970 from the National AIA.
There is a great write up about the building, including a well written argument for architecture that seems "ugly" to the public, by Jeff Regensburger and some great photos (including the one I used above) from the photo blog histOHry.
Location: 800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH