Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on School of Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

New building will expand Columbus State Community College’s hospitality and culinary arts program

Columbus, Ohio – June 27, 2018 – On Tuesday, June 26, officials from Columbus State Community College, Gilbane Building Company and the City of Columbus came together to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the new School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts located on Columbus State’s campus in the heart of downtown Columbus.

The new three-story, 77,000 SF signature building will act as a symbolic front door to the college’s campus and replace the current outdated space. The building will feature multi-purpose academic classrooms and labs, cooking and baking kitchens, faculty offices and 25,000 SF of general office space and conference rooms to support community partnership opportunities. The program will also include exterior dining areas, green space and a full-service restaurant. The school’s culinary program is ranked as one of the Top 20 in the United States and the additional space will allow Columbus State to achieve their goal of doubling program enrollment.

“Gilbane is thrilled to be a part of Columbus State’s expansion of their renowned hospitality management and culinary arts program. This project will provide hundreds of construction jobs and ultimately strengthen the energy of the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods for generations to come. The excitement of the community was palpable at the groundbreaking ceremony, and this project will be a great addition to Columbus State’s bustling downtown campus.”  – Brett Meyer, Gilbane Building Company Vice President

Gilbane is providing construction management at-risk services for the new building, and project completion is set for Fall 2019.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 46 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1959.