As another outpatient care center gets approved for construction and new academic and research projects break ground, we kick off season 3 of the City of Ohio State Podcast with Kristin Poldemann, the associate vice president of Facilities Design and Construction to talk about current projects across campus.
Construction on the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital is more than 75% complete as crews are preparing for first building turnover in October ahead of an eventual 2026 opening.
Construction on the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex – Phase 2 is ramping up after beginning in October 2023. Crews are finished with interior abatement and are now focusing on structure and exterior façade demolition.
The Columbus Dispatch recently toured the Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital construction site. The $1.9 billion hospital is 75% through its construction phase, project manager Ragan Fallang told the outlet. It is expected to open in the spring of 2026.
As reported by Columbus Business First, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will vote on Thursday on a $165 million request for the bulk of construction costs and professional services. The $183 million project has completed design and is now ready to move to full construction as early as April, pending board approval.