Slideshow: Interdisciplinary Research Facility

South Exterior View
A view of the south exterior of the Interdisciplinary Research Facility.
Penthouse Floor Rebar
Crews lay rebar in preparation for the final concrete pour on the penthouse deck.
Concrete Columns
Crews pour concrete columns extending from the penthouse to the roof.
Skyline View
A view of the university and City of Columbus skylines looking southeast.
First Floor Labs
A view of the future footprint for the first-floor wet labs (worker installing overhead MEP services).
Pipe Hangers
Plumbing and mechanical piping hangers installed to support above ceiling services.
Plaza Grading
Crews work on grading for the plaza.
Basement Utilities
Installation of under-slab plumbing and electrical services prior to stone backfill.
Basement Backfill
Stone back-fill of under-slab plumbing and electrical is complete and awaiting placement of concrete slab-on-grade. Basement will contain vivarium, core labs and utilities.
Exterior Framing
First floor south elevation exterior cold formed metal framing.

Set in stone has a new meaning as crews complete concrete pours on the new Interdisciplinary Research Facility. Located within the Innovation District, progress is hard to miss for anyone traveling on SR-315 or Kenny Road. Construction updates on the five-story, 305,000 square foot building include:

  • Site utilities are nearing completion after beginning installation in March.
  • The concrete building frame is almost complete. The last concrete pour for the fifth floor took place in early June, and the penthouse concrete pours are scheduled to wrap up by the end of June.
  • Exterior cold formed metal framing on the first floor was completed in mid-June
  • Structural steel for the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) penthouse is scheduled to start mid-July.
  • Site hardscape, including retaining walls, loading dock and entry drive, will begin in July.

Long-term, the team is planning to have the building dried in December to facilitate the interior fit out of the building. Dry in is the process of making the building watertight by completing the critical components of the building’s envelope.

The Interdisciplinary Research Facility will open in June 2023 and serve multiple research disciplines. Two floors will be dedicated to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, including The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.