YWCA Griswold Memorial Building

Ruscilli was selected to oversee the extensive renovation of the historic Griswold Memorial Building for the YWCA of Columbus. This eight-story 121,000 square foot building, which is currently listed on the national registry of historic places, was rehabilitated in conjunction with the low income housing tax credit program (LIHTC) and a capital fund raising campaign undertaken by the YWCA.

Residential space was expanded from four to seven floors, converting dorm-like units with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities to 91 independent efficiency and one bedroom apartments. Lower levels were restructured to allow for the addition of a revenue-generating ballroom and to accommodate current facility needs.


Dennison Avenue Apartments – The Jerome

The Jerome features 54 beautiful apartments in the heart of Victorian Village, with secure parking and top of the line finishes including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and other high-end finishes.

The 55,000 square foot building includes a lobby, a variety of common areas including a Wi-Fi cafe complete with reading nooks and over 19,000 square feet of below-grade and first-floor parking.

Liberty Center Buildings “C” and “H”

Liberty Center Buildings “C” and “H” are two five-story mixed use facilities located within the new Liberty Center Shopping Center in Mason, Ohio.  Both structures feature elevated concrete post-tensioned transfer decks with retail spaces and covered parking in the first floor.  Above, there are four stories of wood framed apartment units in each. Building “C” totals 116,000 square-feet with 89 market rate apartment units.  Building “H” totals 210,000 square-feet with 151 market rate apartment units.

Broad & High

Ruscilli lead the design, preconstruction and construction efforts converting five condemned buildings in the historic northeast corner of Broad Street and High Street in downtown Columbus into a new mixed-use development. The new spaces include class-A office space, retail space, a news studio for channel WCMH-TV, and the “8 on the Square” luxury condominiums. This high-profile project required multi-faceted schedules, high-level finishes, and extremely effective project management on a “postage stamp” site.


The Seneca

This undertaking involved the complete renovation of the historic Seneca Hotel, located in the near east downtown area of Columbus, Ohio. Ruscilli converted this original hotel, built in 1917, into 76 residential apartments and retail space. Originally designed by nationally-renowned Ohio architect Frank Packard in a Jacobean style, the 10-story 136,500 square foot structure was once one of the finest hotels in Columbus. A plan was created with the City of Columbus and historical preservationists to maintain the historic look and character during redevelopment.

The Jackson

This 125,500 square foot, eight-story building is located in the popular Short North Arts and Entertainment area. The building offers 46-unit high-end condominiums and 4,800 square feet of commercial retail space. Amenities include a fitness room, rooftop pool, and 89 below-grade parking spaces.

The Dakota

This five-story, 90,000 square foot condominium development located in the Short North area of downtown Columbus. It includes 44 luxury residences, a 49-space parking garage, and 4,000 square feet of street level retail space. Ruscilli was selected by RMRW Ltd. to work with their architect during preconstruction to ensure the tight budget demands were met.

Prescott Place

This 21-unit, high-end residential condominium project involved the partial demolition of some existing structures and a paved parking lot to transition the property to accommodate seven 3-unit townhomes. The individual units average 2,400 square feet. One building along the ravine houses units sizing from 2,713 square feet to 3,195 square feet.