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Hardlines Design Company (HDC) is a woman- and minority-owned architecture, planning, and cultural resources management firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. We provide expertise in:

  • Architectural design
  • History/Architectural history
  • Historic preservation planning

Founded in 1990 by Charissa W. Durst, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and incorporated in 2000, HDC has a multidisciplinary staff that includes architects, designers, planners, construction specialists, architectural historians and researchers. Our project teams work closely together to balance new ideas with practical considerations, and we collaborate with clients and consultants on a detailed level throughout the entire process. Our holistic methodology is thorough and effective. Awards and client testimonials speak to the firm’s creative approach and successful results.

The firm is certified with various federal, state, and local government agencies as a Minority Business Entity (MBE), a Disadvantaged Business Entity (DBE), and a Female Business Enterprise (FBE). HDC has been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). HDC is also certified by the State of Ohio’s Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE) program. Our architects and designers are LEED(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals.

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