15 + High

The new University Square opens the front door of Ohio State and connects to the heart of the University District at 15th+HIGH. Led by Campus Partners, the project realizes a shared vision after decades of planning in conjunction with the City of Columbus and nearby neighborhoods. The project includes a new public square created by realigning 15th Avenue on a direct axis with The Oval.

Four main buildings and a new parking garage will anchor the project site. University Square North, opened in August 2021, and University Square South will be mixed-use with the first retail tenants opening in the Spring 2023. A signature hotel and parking garage are envisioned on the site but a timeline is to be determined. WOSU Public Media’s newly built headquarters located at 14th and Pearl opened in the summer of 2021.

The project transforms Pearl Alley into a vibrant, safe, urban pedestrian alley. By reclaiming bricks and salvaging materials from old buildings, Campus Partners aims to create a home for new dynamic ventures. Architectural elements east of High Street will complement the construction at Ohio State, adding spaces for restaurants, bars and retail stores to the vibrant University District neighborhood.

For more project information, visit Campus Partners.

Project Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2023

Project Team

Project Manager 
Kyle Albert

Consultants for WOSU

Consultants for Building A&B
Lupton Rausch Architects

Construction Manager
Messer Construction


The reimagined front door to The Ohio State University continues to take shape with additional restaurants and retail stores coming to University Square South.

A vision is coming to life as construction crews continue their work on the University Square South building. With a March of 2023 opening date, crews have been working from the top down to complete the five-story mixed-use building.

Fans are back in Ohio Stadium this fall as the Buckeyes make another run toward the College Football Playoffs.