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Hardlines’ Oyler School project wins rehabilitation award

(by Charissa Durst, posted on December 11, 2012) Back in 2006, when Dick Krehbiel of the Roth Partnership asked me if HDC would be willing to join their team for some historic school renovations in Cincinnati, I said “Sure!” HDC would be the team’s historic preservation consultant and be responsible for the rehabilitation of the […]

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HDC Historic Preservation Work in the News

(by Andy Sewell, originally posted October 24, 2012) Recently, HDC architectural engineer Bill Faciane was in the news, talking about our work with Toward Independence, a non-profit group in Xenia, Ohio, that is participating in a city-wide movement to renovate and restore downtown businesses. The group owns two buildings in downtown Xenia and became eligible […]

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Five Things to Keep in Mind About Historic Building Renovation

(by Charissa Durst, originally posted on October 4, 2012) We often take for granted the history of a neighborhood. Where once stood an Art Deco office building, now sits a cookie-cutter strip mall. But what if an architect had taken the time to study the history behind the Art Deco building? How would they have gone about completing […]

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I Slept in a Wigwam

(by Maria Burkett, originally posted March 1, 2012) Route 66 is a treasure trove of American mid-century vernacular architecture. Many songs and movies have been made about traveling the historic route, which runs from Illinois to California. Built in 1926, the route has long passed its heyday, but it is still a bastion of culture […]

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Lincoln Theatre Wins the Recchie Award!

(by Charissa Durst, originally posted December 9, 2011) The Goldilocks Principle, or Third Time’s a Charm! The James B. Recchie Award was established in 1984 by the Columbus Landmarks Foundation to honor those who have made exceptional advances in historic preservation and urban design in the central Ohio area. Since previous projects that received the […]

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The Hardlines Design Company Story Part 1 – Our Beginnings

(by Charissa Durst, originally published October 20, 2011) Everyone knows that garages are the birthplace of many a great company, and although Hardlines didn’t actually start in a garage, you could say a garage is what started it all! The company was founded by Don Durst and me (then Charissa Wang), who met as undergraduates […]

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