Slideshow: Inpatient Hospital

Inpatient Hospital at night
Photo Credit: Mark Banta. Looking upward at the Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital
Precast exterior brick panels on the inpatient hospital
Photo Credit: Mark Banta. Precast exterior brick panels are being installed on the north facade near the future site of the loading dock.
Photo of spray fireproofing occuring in the inpatient hospital
Photo Credit: Loren Brockway. Spray fireproofing is applied and rough-in plumbing work is ongoing.
Photo of more spray fireproofing occuring in the inpatient hospital
Photo Credit: Mark Banta. Installation of spray applied fireproofing continues on floor seven.
Photo of wall framing
Photo Credit: Loren Brockway. Wall framing as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in continue throughout multiple floors.
Photo of reinforcing steel for the concrete slab
Photo Credit: Loren Brockway. Reinforcing steel for the concrete slab on deck is being laid out in advance of concrete being poured.
A view of the structural steel
Photo Credit: Mark Banta. A view of the structural steel from the southwest quadrant of the building looking down from level eleven.
A view of the inpatient hospital during the day
Photo Credit: Mark Banta. A view of the Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital, looking northeast from Cannon Drive by Medical Center Drive.

Precast brick panels are being installed on the north façade of the Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital, dramatically changing the building appearance. The overall project will include both precast panels as well as traditional “hand-laid” brick for portions of the exterior. The 1.9 million-square-foot hospital began construction in fall 2020 and is expected to open in early 2026.

Additional construction progress highlights include:

  • The north and south elevator tower concrete structures are now complete, with interior steel framing and stairs progressing upward.
  • The middle elevator tower will be the largest and tallest of the three towers when complete and will serve the new helipad.
  • The main entrance to the inpatient hospital is being formed and placed.
  • All permanent utilities have been installed up to the building perimeter.
  • The loading dock entrance has been cut to grade and stone has been placed primarily for construction delivery use.
  • Interior fit-out activities including wall framing as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in are ongoing on multiple floors.
  • Areas are being prepared to receive spray fireproofing, while other levels have already been completed.
  • In April, the main electrical power feed to the building will be installed and the exterior enclosure system will begin.

The Wexner Medical Center inpatient hospital is the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State.

View renderings and live construction feeds.