Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

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Official Name Ohio Public Employees Retirement System
Other Names OPERS
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Columbus
Street Address & Map 277 East Town Street
Postal Code 43215
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Proposed 1999
Construction Start 2000
Completion 2004

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Ohio Public Employes Retirement System
Design NBBJ
Structural Engineer
Design SMBH, Inc.
MEP Engineer
Design HAWA Incorporated
Main Contractor Gilbane Building Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics The Sextant Group
• Lighting Wrl Lighting Tech
• Parking Desman Associates
• Security International Security Associates

About Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

This project integrated a complex that includes the original building (circa 1969) and subsequent building additions (1982 and 1990), raising the quality of all existing space to a level consistent with the new. An emphasis was placed on creating a pleasant working environment, highly functional in terms of work flow and adjacencies.

Located on a tight urban site with its inherent city restrictions, the project’s greatest challenge was in determining the optimal (and acceptable) solution for the location of the office and garage addition. Easy access for visiting customers (participants and retirees) was also a requirement, with the goal of providing superb customer service while not giving the impression of profligate use of investors’ dollars.

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