Creating a civic gateway to welcome travelers to Hamilton County and the Village of Evendale, as well as a landmark to define underrepresented and underserved areas and their place in the region.
Leading a holistic design team with Evendale and key community members - we pushed to elevate the design of ODOT's redevelopment of the I-75 corridor beyond a standard infrastructure project. This innovation to the original master plan serves as an iconic visual landmark - a welcoming gateway to the region and a representation of shared history and civic pride.
What began as a primary bridge to connect Evendale with neighboring communities became a greater vision to extend and expand what is considered Greater Cincinnati to include outlying regions that aren't well known to eachother.
We found inspiration in the WPA style of our local infrastructure, the architecture of the village buildings, and the art-deco relief sculptures in city hall - all vital elements that make Evendale and the region unique. Along this newly celebrated section of I-75, medallions were integrated into the retaining walls for the neighboring communities of Lincoln Heights and Lockland, recognizing their role and influence on each other. The style of the bridge structure, also found in the Court Street Steps and Paddock Road Bridge, pays homage to the Ohio River, bringing movement to the design and connecting communities to the broader picture of Hamilton County. A gateway in more ways than one, the Village of Evendale Bridge infuses local story across Evendale to Lockland and upward from Cincinnati.
Building Architecture- Large Scale (>10,000 sf)
Design Architect: Kolar Design AOR: IBI Group Inc
Engineer: IBI Group Inc Construction Manager: ODOT Design Lead: Kolar Design