Planning and Design
Planning, Architecture and Real Estate offers several planning and design services, including capital planning, space planning, and physical planning. If you wish to make a request, please review the services below to get started.
The Ohio State capital planning team facilitates the identification of capital needs, the analysis of capital needs, and develops the university’s annual Capital Investment Plan. The team also develops the university’s biennial request for State capital and coordinates the university’s follow-up work required after passage of the State Capital Bill.
The Ohio State space planning team tracks and assigns all university space to various college departments and support units. The team also assists colleges and units with identifying additional space or relinquishing their assigned space. They also provide space studies, including recommendations to improve efficiency of existing space or identifying overages or shortages of space.
The Ohio State physical planning team assists university departments and units with making decisions for physical improvements campus wide. Some of these services might include a new building study, site study and master planning, disposition study, landscape changes and infrastructure needs.
The Ohio State design team oversees the university's design process for building and landscape projects. As part of this process, it manages the Design Review Board that considers projects for appropriateness to the campus context, impacts to infrastructure, and compatibility to the planning and design guidelines.
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.