The Ohio State University is embarking on a study to update the campus master plan, Framework 2.0. The next iteration of the university’s long-term vision for its physical environment, Framework 3.0, will begin with a refresh of baseline facility data and take into consideration, academic and research excellence and facilities strategies, student housing, dining and recreation, campus landscapes and streetscapes, connectivity and mobility, post-pandemic space needs, academic core backfill opportunities, as well as facility condition, deferred maintenance planning and energy targets. The study is expected to be completed by late 2023.
- Campus Tours and Virtual Listening SessionsJune 2022 – August 2022Campus Engagement and AnalysisSeptember 2022 – December 20222023
- Scenario PlanningJanuary 2023 – April 2023Draft Plan, Prioritization and PhasingMay 2023 – July 2023Deliverables DevelopmentAugust 2023 – September 2023Final ApprovalsOctober 2023 – December 2023Framework 3.0 Principles
The planning principles serve as interconnected strategic goals that help guide the Framework Plan decision-making process and provide an important standard by which the plan and its implementation can be assessed. Four Framework 3.0 principles have been identified to support academic and research excellence and will guide decision making:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the university pursuing a Framework 3.0?
The framework plan is a living, breathing plan and must be revisited periodically to best support the teaching, research and patient care missions of the university. After making significant progress on Framework 2.0, campus planners have begun engaging faculty, staff and students for the next iteration of the framework through a series of surveys, open meetings and reviews.
What parts of campus or planning focus areas will Framework 3.0 look at?
Framework 3.0 will begin with a refresh of baseline facility data and take into consideration the following areas of focus:
- Faculty and enrollment growth
- Research funding goals and facilities strategies
- Innovation District planning and development
- Post-pandemic space needs
- Academic core backfill opportunities
- Campus landscapes, streets, and connectivity
- Transportation and mobility
- Facility condition and deferred maintenance planning
What did Framework 2.0 outline?
Framework 2.0 was a long-term planning vision for the physical development of the Columbus campus in support of Ohio State's strategic plan. Framework 2.0 identified districts, such as the medical center, west campus (now referred to as the innovation district), athletics and more. See complete report.
When were the previous framework plans completed?
The original framework plan was completed in 2010. By 2017, the university had updated the plan through the release of Framework 2.0. Now, Ohio State is once again revisiting the framework plan after completing many of the important initiatives outlined in the previous plans.
What is the planning timeline for Framework 3.0?
Framework 3.0 is a living, flexible plan designed to allow for additions and revisions to meet future needs. The plan will help guide Ohio State’s physical campus during the next decade and beyond. Key milestones are listed below.
What construction projects have been started or completed since Framework 2.0 was announced in 2017?
While each framework plan is a broader planning vision, individual projects over $4 million require Board of Trustees approval. For the latest information on construction related to Framework 2.0, please visit Time and Change: Building the Future.