Slideshow: Interdisciplinary Research Facility

A close-up view of the front overhang and future entrance to the right.
A close-up view of the front overhang and future entrance to the right.
A picture taken from a drone of a snow-covered Interdisciplinary Research Facility site this winter with Waterman Farms off in distance.
A picture taken from a drone of a snow-covered Interdisciplinary Research Facility site this winter with Waterman Farms off in distance.
Construction crews have poured concrete on the second floor. The framework under the 3rd floor acts as support to lay the concrete.
Construction crews have poured concrete on the second floor. The framework under the 3rd floor acts as support to lay the concrete.
Crews pump concrete before sunrise at the Interdisciplinary Research Facility site.
Crews pump concrete before sunrise at the Interdisciplinary Research Facility site.
Teams fly in concrete forms prior to pouring concrete.
Teams fly in concrete forms prior to pouring concrete.
The underside of the 2nd floor before the mechanicals and ceilings are installed.
The underside of the 2nd floor before the mechanicals and ceilings are installed.
A wide shot of the Interdisciplinary Research Facility on a sunny March day.
A wide shot of the Interdisciplinary Research Facility on a sunny March day.

Crews are making progress on the Interdisciplinary Research Facility located in the Innovation District. The five-story, 305,000 square foot building will serve multiple research disciplines. Two floors will be dedicated to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, including The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology. The construction teams have been working on this project for seven months.

  • Construction crews are continuously forming and pouring concrete to build the structure. 
  • The front entrance will create a welcoming space for students, faculty and staff to step foot into the facility.
  • Contractors will soon begin installing exterior framing and mechanical components.

View the photo slideshow above and the time lapse video to the right to track the project’s progress. The facility is scheduled to open in June 2023.