National Museum of the United States ArmyCongratulations to the U.S. Army, the Army Historical Foundation and exhibit fabricator, Design & Production Inc., on the grand opening of the new National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) on Veteran’s Day 2020!
This brand new museum in Fort Belvoir, Virginia is the result of many years of effort. NMUSA honors those Army soldiers who have fought and are fighting for America’s freedom and contributed to American society from the American Revolution until the present. RSL is proud to have worked for Design & Production to coordinate and detail many exhibit elements including exhibit partitions, hanging missiles and helicopters, speaker rings, display cases, the Army Concourse and other elements. Favorite RSL detailed pieces are the Soldier’s Story Pylons at the entrance and the WW1 immersion theater with angled trenches, glass bridge and curved movie screen.
Historic Valley House FlatsRSL was pleased to work with Modern Real Estate Sales to renovate the historic Valley House Flats in Brookville, IN. This complex consists of 6 buildings recognized by the U.S. National Park Service as historically significant, two of which comprised the Valley House, a noted hotel in the late 1800’s. The 47 apartment units found inside include both affordable and market rate plans and are conveniently split between the upper floors of the original buildings and the new 4 story annex building on the west side of the property. The local, family-owned pharmacy was even able to remain in their existing location, and there are plans for a restaurant on the first floor along Main Street.
Financial Center Federal Credit UnionThe Financial Center Federal Credit Union (FCU) recently opened their brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Komoko, IN. This beautiful, 1-story building includes a clerestory entry, drive-thru service area, and 900 square foot learning center. We had a great time collaborating with our long-time partner, DEI, Incorporated, a credit union design and construction expert, and want to express our thanks to them. We were happy to create the design development and construction documents for this unique and unusual facility.
Body Alive Nominated for Best in Cincinnati 2020RSL has provided design and construction documents for most of the Body Alive locations in the Cincinnati area, including the latest in Crestview Hills, KY. Now, we have helped them to expand their brand into the Denver, Colorado area. The hot yoga studio at Body Alive requires unique partition, ceiling and door construction to maintain the specific temperature and humidity required.
Visit one of their locations for a great workout! https://bodyalivefitness.com/
Cave of the WindsKingdom Productions created this 25’ way-finding sign for Cave of the Winds Mountain Park in Colorado Springs, incorporating large scale wind chimes. RSL provided technical input and construction drawings for this unique structure. The wind chimes feature 6’ and longer pipes and the overall assembly weighs in at nearly 12,000 pounds. Winds at the site can reach 100 mph, so the design had to be tough as well as good looking. This was a fun and creative challenge!
Find more of Kingdom Production’s projects at https://kingdomproductions.net/
New Look for Kerry FordRSL recently worked with Kerry Ford in Springdale, Ohio, to incorporate the new Ford Company rebranding of logos, materials, and designs into their entire existing facility. The updated and expanded facility features a stunning showroom, new customer lounge, and larger service department. The improvements not only meet the new Ford standards but also create an exciting and comfortable space for Kerry staff and customers. RSL was pleased to be able to help Kerry Ford increase their ability to appeal to and serve customers in an up to date and gorgeous facility.
4900 Parkway DriveRSL improved this building’s appearance to attract new tenants and rebrand the property by updating the design of the exterior. The building at 4900 Parkway Drive is an example of how selecting the right materials, colors, and design to reinvent the exterior façade can improve your building’s presence and curb appeal. This design was so successful that RSL is applying the same concept to a twin building for the same owner. We use renderings, detailed drawings, product samples, and finish boards to communicate our ideas and streamline the decision making process for our clients. The possibilities for improvements are limitless. Contact us today so your building can start living its best life!
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s newest permanent exhibit, “Deep Time.”We are excited to announce the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s newest permanent exhibit, “Deep Time.” The exhibit features enormous fossils and intriguing geological discoveries. You can see our efforts in the detailing of exhibit elements including specimen platforms, glass barriers, benches, light poles, ribbon graphics, inforails, table cases, exhibit partitions and more. RSL gained valuable experience on this project that we look forward to applying to future work. RSL is proud to have been able to work on such an exciting project alongside the exhibit fabricator, Design and Production, Inc.
Cincinnati Business Courier publishes “The List” of “Cincinnati’s Largest Architecture Firms”.We made THE LIST again! Annually, the Cincinnati Business Courier publishes “The List” of “Cincinnati’s Largest Architecture Firms”. RSL Commercial Architecture has been named on the list this year. This is our fourth year in a row! RSL is honored to work on projects in and around the Cincinnati area.
Hopkins Commons – Building A is LEED CertifiedThe first building of three, in a 160-unit, multi-family, senior housing community located in Maineville, Ohio has received LEED Silver status from the US Green Building Council under their LEED for Homes program. The building has 69 apartments split between affordable and market rate units. This four-story structure also house amenities for the complex including fitness center, lounge, model train display, a theater, salon and commercial space. The project was partially financed through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.
Good bye Firehawk!Firehawk Roller Coaster will be removed from Kings Island Amusement Park before the 2019 park season. RSL designed the ride station and queues for the ride when it was relocated from Aurora, OH in 2007. Sorry to see this ride go, but it had a good run of more than 10 years. Firehawk was located in the the area that also includes the RSL designed Flight of Fear indoor roller coaster facility.
Dolly Parton ExhibitRSL designed and detailed this display for a passage in the DreamMore resort at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. The exhibit displays the framed, backlit cover art for each of Dolly’s many albums and an oversized portrait of the artist herself.
National Museum of the United States Army
Historic Valley House Flats
Financial Center Federal Credit Union
Cave of the Winds
New Look for Kerry Ford
4900 Parkway Drive
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s newest permanent exhibit
Cincinnati’s Largest Architecture Firms
Hopkins Commons – Building A is LEED Certified
Good bye Firehawk!
Dolly Parton Exhibit