A new app is sprouting from the soil, and it’s helping the university track and care for its trees. The Ohio State University Tree and Plant App was created by Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, with data in the university’s GIS system.
“You can come to this map, click on it, identify, locate, and learn something about the trees on campus,” said PARE GIS analyst Andrew Neil. “The end goal is that this will help protect our trees and inform people about their benefits.”
The database includes around 40,000 trees, even tracking trees that have been removed during...
As part of Ohio State’s Earth Day 2021 activities, the Sustainability Institute recently hosted a virtual presentation to discuss the Rapid 5 project, a partnership among the Columbus District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI Columbus) , Metro Parks, MORPC, Franklin County and others. Erin Prosser, Ohio State’s director of community development for Planning, Architecture and Real Estate (PARE), and Alicia Gaston, ULI Columbus senior director, presented the latest details and the comprehensive vision behind the project.
“Everyone is really hungry for this idea of looking at our natural resources from a regional perspective,” Prosser said. “There’s an...
Keith Myers, Vice President for Ohio State's Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, and Chair of the nonprofit Urban Land Institute Columbus, will present the latest details on a comprehensive vision for Central Ohio that would create an extensive greenspace system unparalleled in the nation on Friday, April 16 at 1 p.m.
The Ohio State University’s research and innovation enterprise is getting a major financial boost from Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio.
The Innovation District will receive a major share of a $100 million investment from JobsOhio, the state’s economic development group, into the central Ohio region, advancing the area’s health sciences and research space. Nationwide Children’s Hospital will also receive funding.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 17, state and university leaders said the funding will strengthen initiatives that are already underway and allow the university to forge new paths.
Share your insights on the future of the Northwest Corridor and mobility in central Ohio. The Northwest Corridor, one of central Ohio’s most critical transportation connections, links major institutional and employment centers including The Ohio State University, the OhioHealth hospital campus, Grandview Yard, Downtown Columbus and the Arena District. Community members have shared their thoughts about Rapid Transit infrastructure, complete streets improvements, and associated development that promotes the goals of the LinkUS initiative. Share feedback on the next phase of work through an online open house.
New renderings of the Controlled Environment Food Production Research Complex (CEFPRC) showcase the future home for interdisciplinary research connecting horticulture, engineering, entomology, pathology, food science, computer science, and human nutrition. The $35.8 million project is currently in the early stages of construction at the Waterman Agriculture and Natural Resources Laboratory.
January consisted of mobilization, site layout and staking. In February, the project team will begin rough grading the ground to ensure it is level, followed by the beginning of foundation work and the start of all associated underground utilities.
The Columbus Dispatch shared news this week of plans for a new inpatient hospital - one set to be The Ohio State University's largest project in history.
As reported by the newspaper, Ohio State is seeking approval from the board of trustees for the construction of a $1.79 billion, 1.9 million-square-foot hospital tower. Pending trustees’ approval, the facility is expected to open in early 2026.
Home isolation because of the COVID-19 outbreak has been quite an adjustment for Regni Pahouja. The archive data manager with PARE’s Facilities Information and Technology Services group was used to going to her gym – until it was forced to close.
“I really miss that face-to-face conversation,” Pahouja said. “I’m a hugger and a talker, so not seeing these people ever day has been a struggle for me.”
Pahouja says she gained 5 pounds during isolation and was in desperate need of physical activity to stay in shape.
“The first week was okay,” Pahouja said. “But, the...
Most Ohioans are doing their part to flatten the curve by staying at home as we all battle COVID-19. As a thank you to the many Buckeyes practicing social distancing or working from home, we’ve brought the sights and sounds of campus to you. If you’re in need of a walk through The Oval or a study break near Mirror Lake, take a ride with our drone as we fly through by the landmarks of our Columbus campus. We’re all in this together and we will get through it.
Columbus Business First recently wrote about a pair of projects set to seek full or partial construction approval from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees.
The outlet wrote that planners are seeking trustee approval this week to start work on the $161.2 million Dublin outpatient center and $132.3 million for the first phase of the larger west campus complex, which joins an also advancing interdisciplinary lab in the new Innovation District laid out in the unviersity's latest master plan.
The university will also seek full construction approval on a $237.5 million Interdisciplinary Research...