Burnham Square

Burnham Square Columbus, Ohio

Services Provided

Site Planning
Landscape Architecture
Urban Design

People Involved

Jeffrey Pongonis


2008 Ohio Chapter ASLA Merit Award

An elegant and active mixed-use neighborhood in the middle of the city.

One hundred condominiums wrap around a grand, linear urban courtyard and underground parking to create Burnham Square, an exciting urban neighborhood adjacent to the Arena District. 

Tightly woven into the fabric of the city, the courtyard provides an oasis within this active mixed-use district of residential, office, and retail uses.


The courtyard and urban piazza shape a green roof that covers a corridor between two underground parking facilities. In addition, the site design hides an above-grade parking structure which is fully screened by the western building. Materials include reclaimed clay brick pavers for streets and plazas and an elegant English Oak tree alley.


With both street-level townhouses and urban flats, all residential units provide views of the private courtyard or a view of the McFerson Commons public park.