University Board Discusses Next Steps in Design for New Hospital Tower

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees Master Planning and Facilities and Finance committees approved today nearly $71 million for the initial design work for the new hospital tower. The full Board of Trustees will vote on this and other projects on Friday. This is the next step in the plans that were announced in November for a new hospital that is part of Framework 2.0. HDR, a national architect that also led the programming for the new hospital, has been selected to complete the design work for the inpatient tower. Meanwhile, programming continues for the previously announced ambulatory center. Design is underway for other investments identified in Framework 2.0 including an interdisciplinary health sciences center, a collaborative research facility and a high-quality arts district that will open Ohio State’s front door to the heart of the University District. Learn more about this project and Framework 2.0.

View an update on the work done to date during the programming phase for the inpatient hospital tower. The following visuals are preliminary concepts that may change as programming is finalized and as design begins.