Congratulations to Ketchum & Walton Company (Columbus) for winning Novawall’s Project of the Month for November 2019. The winning submission is Columbus State Community College Culinary Theater, located in Columbus, Ohio. Dedicated August 12th, 2019, Columbus State Community College became the new home for the School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts. Named after renowned restaurateur Cameron Mitchell of Mitchell Restaurants’, Cameron generously took the lead on the philanthropic campaign and provided a $2.5 million gift in support of the project.

Ketchum & Walton Company worked closely with Design Group Architects, based in Columbus, Ohio. “Since this is an educational environment, our acoustical goal for the environment was to provide an RT60- of approximately 1 second or less for optimal speech,” said project manager, Nick Pezzutti.  The project featured over 250 yards of Carnegie Xorel, using 1,600 linear feet of 1” Square Edge and ½” Reveal Midwall with brushed chrome peel and stick veneer.

The project ran on a tight construction schedule, and no scaffolding was provided to install the Novawall system. The Ketchum team installed the entire project using a telescoping boom lift, which was a challenge for the team.

Key personnel for this project included; Nick Pezzutti, project manager for Ketchum & Walton, the architectural design firm was Design Group, and Gilbane Building Company was the general contractor.

The Columbus State Community College Culinary Theater project was completed in 2-weeks. Dave Novak of Ketchum & Walton commented, “it was a flawless install and our greatest example of a ½” Reveal installation!”

Congratulations again to Nick Pezzutti, Dave Novak and the entire Ketchum & Walton Company!



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