The 350 seat Schwalm Chapel was dedicated today. The Chapel provides a classic worship experience in a modern setting, as well as Fairhaven’s new home for weddings and funerals.
On November 5, the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter awarded the Little Woods House with a Merit Award. The Awards are part of the AIA’s biennial Focus on Design Awards Program designed to recognize design excellence in the Miami Valley. The jury was comprised of representatives from AIA Springfield, Missouri – Andrew Wells, FAIA, of Drake Wells Architects served as the jury chair.
On Thursday, the student body of Bethel Local Schools gathered in the gravel lot beside the high school to break ground on the new addition. “Let the construction begin!” Superintendent Ginny Potter declared. After the dirt was ceremonially shoveled, students lined up to mark the border of the new addition. Students of all ages participated in the ceremony, which was held during school hours so that they could be involved. The $22M project includes major site improvements and high school addition.
The Honu House celebrated its opening this weekend. Honu is a hawaiian term for green sea turtle, and served as the parti for the design. Resting on a gentle slope, the Honu House offers panoramic views of Harmony Farms and a tree lined pond below. The opening of this retirement home marks a long term relationship with the Brewers, dating back to the 1950’s when John Ruetschle worked on the original Brewer home. Over the last 60 years Ruetschle Architects have completed four buildings at Harmony Farms in Tipp City Ohio.