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 .
Ohio State is currently accepting proposals for a new housing development located at the northeast corner of Kenny Road and Woody Hayes Drive.
The 10-acre plot of land is slated to become a multi-family housing development catering to graduate students and students with families. According to the request for proposal put out by the university, the development will include up to 450 residential units and offer rental rates at least 25 percent below the market rate of apartments within 10 miles of campus.
For additional information, please read the Lantern article here .
Long-term guiding vision supports academic mission, maintaining and improving green areas
President Michael V. Drake, MD, announced today at his State of the University Address a long-term framework vision to help strengthen Ohio State’s position as one of the world’s most important and effective centers of teaching and research.
“Everything we do must be representative of our opportunities as a national flagship public research university. Framework 2.0 outlines a plan for how we might structure our campus to more fully capture our potential in the coming years,” Drake said in his address (link is...
Members of the Ohio State Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities Committee met Thursday morning to continue the discussion on Framework 2.0 and future plans for the redevelopment of campus. Download the November 3 Framework 2.0 presentation and read the Lantern article to learn more.
The Ohio State University is announcing a restoration of historic Mirror Lake and the surrounding district focusing on safety and sustainability.
In November 2013, the university began exploring ways to make the lake more sustainable. A series of modifications over many decades had resulted in a body of water that was both polluted and leaking, requiring consistent maintenance and creating thousands of gallons of waste water daily.
The restoration announced today will return Mirror Lake to a more natural and sustainable state — closer to its historical form — while emphasizing improved stormwater management, reducing chemical water treatments,...
Ohio State’s Undergraduate Student Government is holding a town-hall meeting on Thursday night to discuss the future plans of Framework 2.0, a physical and spatial plan for the university that has been updated since its creation in 2010. This plan originates from the One Ohio State Framework plan, which was drafted under the leadership of former University President E. Gordon Gee. More .