Highways and homes, restaurants and retail mark the two-mile stretch between The Ohio State University and downtown Columbus. Through the heart of this community runs the Olentangy River and an opportunity to tie it all together.
Now leadership from Ohio State and across Columbus are working with three professional design teams to develop a new vision of the Olentangy River corridor.
“The purpose of the project is to explore the connection between the university and downtown Columbus,” said Keith Myers, associate vice president of planning and real estate.
It’s not a bird, or a plane – it’s a drone. A&P Communications is now FAA-certified and able to capture aerial photos and videos of our campus landmarks and key construction projects. Take a look at some of the stunning shots this aircraft can capture. Interested in a birds-eye view of your project? Contact Jon Griffith .
University seeking approval for professional services for new health sciences building
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University will seek initial approvals from the Board of Trustees for an optometry clinic and health sciences faculty office located at 11th and Neil avenues.
The project will be the first step in potential future work on a broader interdisciplinary health sciences center, aligned with Ohio State’s strategic plan and identified in Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision. In April, the university approved a programing study for the health sciences center, envisioning upgraded and flexible facilities to...
Ohio Field has a new look. The historic field, home to Ohio State football prior to The Shoe’ opening in 1922, is now a shrine to the legends that competed on it. Informational signage, photos and yard markers now line the turf after University Architect Bernie Costantino helped the project cross the goal line in spring 2017. The signs are along Lane Avenue between Woodruff Avenue and the Wexner Center for the Arts. View the video .
Planning and Real Estate’s Rebekah Gayley is stepping outside her comfort zone to participate in the Ross Heart Hospital Tri-Fit Challenge . On July 16, she will team up with fellow A&P employees Shannon Rice (HR) and Nicole Holman (Communications) for a 22.75-mile bike ride.
“They’re to blame,” Gayley said while laughing. “I was flattered that they thought I could do it, it’s a good challenge.”
The long ride is a big departure for Gayley, who does not conform to the traditional meaning of “working out.”
On June 23, Columbus Business First published an article that featured the many facets of the university's Framework 2.0 plan. Construction is already underway along High Street with the project at the intersection of 15th and High. The realignment project of Cannon Drive has also begun. These are two of the redevelopment projects planned under the university's second framework. The article touches on 15th and High and Cannon Drive, along with the plans for the Wexner Medical Center, athletics facilities, midwest campus and west campus.
The Ohio State University is in the midst of a renovation project of the 95-year old Pomerene Hall. Columbus Business First checked in with the project to document what it will become. The old women’s student union is set to transform into a high-tech big data hub, while maintaining it’s historic character. It will have auditorium style lecture halls and will serve as a meeting place for students, faculty and staff.
“We are not intending for a whole bunch of people to move into that building.” “Most of it is not permanent office space; most of it is convening...
Throughout the toughest battle of her life, Tracy Palmer, Building Information Modeling Coordinator in Facilities Information and Technology Service, part of Planning and Real Estate, was never short on support. In 2008, Tracy was diagnosed with breast cancer, a shocking diagnosis for a woman who did everything she could to lead a healthy lifestyle, but she soon realized that’s not exactly how the disease works.
By 2009, doctors removed the tumor from her chest. Then came three months of chemotherapy and five years of hormone blocking therapy. In her corner throughout her battle, was her husband Tim, her five...
The latest edition of the Ohio State Alumni digital magazine featured an article about how the architectural evolution of the Columbus campus has made for “some of the most breathtakingly modern laboratory spaces a college campus can offer,” author Monica DeMeglio wrote. University architect Bernie Costantino of PARE was interviewed in the article about the influences behind many of the architectural and landscape designs on campus. The article also mentions the Framework 2.0 plan , which is a physical planning vision that will help the university achieve its full potential as an even more effective...
The university GIS map has been enhanced with new datasets, additional tools, improvements to usability as well as a fresh design. New features include walking directions, distance measurement capabilities and much more. These updates have been made in response to customer feedback and to improve the user experience. Download a fact sheet about the new enhancements or check out the GIS map 2.0 at http://gismaps.osu.edu .