Framework 2.0

What is Framework 2.0?

Framework 2.0 is a planning vision and a collaborative update of the 2010 Framework 1.0 plan. This plan is a guide for stewardship of our physical campus, focusing more on the campus’ needs and capacity than on specific proposals. A living, flexible plan designed to allow for modification based on strategy over the next decade and beyond, Framework 2.0 supports the academic mission while maintaining and improving green areas.

News and Updates


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is Framework 2.0 being updated?
    • As Ohio State approaches its 150th year, the university must re-envision its role as a public research university of the future in the modern light of the 21st century. After making significant progress on the One Ohio State Framework Plan, campus planners began to engage faculty, staff and students for the next iteration of the framework through a series of surveys, open meetings and reviews. That process was recently completed, and we are excited to share this vision with our university community.

  • What is the planning timeline?
    Framework 2.0 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.
    • Autumn 2015 - Existing Conditions Analysis
    • Winter-Summer 2016 - Design Alternatives
    • Autumn 2016 - Framework 2.0 Updates

Documents and Links


Knowlton School of Architecture Insights

During the 2016 fall semester, two city and regional planning classes at the Knowlton School of Architecture were asked to analyze the Framework, its effectiveness of urban and design implementation and recommend areas for improvement.  For information, review the different projects - Academic Core North, 15th and High Street, Health Sciences and Science and Technology.