Slideshow: Wexner Medical Center Inpatient Hospital

An exterior view of the main entrance of the hospital. Here you can see large tinted windows in an arch which will become a space for a revolving door entrance.
A view of the main entrance of the inpatient hospital which will feature revolving doors and a canopy in the future.
An interior view of the lobby where crews load materials and store them as they work on the building.
The main lobby on the ground level looking south toward 10th Avenue is currently being used to load in deliveries and for logistics work. Finishing touches will be added here closer to the opening.
A view of the inside of a patient room. A bathroom can be seen as well as a large window on the far wall.
Large windows like this are featured in patient rooms across the building providing patients with more natural light. This is a view of a room on the 10th floor looking west towards West Campus and the Olentangy River.
A view of a portion of the mechanical floor which is housed on level 7.
The seventh floor is the ‘powerhouse’ of the building. This mechanical floor houses main and emergency electrical power gear, emergency generators, HVAC systems, water heaters and more.
A view of the inside of a patient room.
Framing is being installed in prep and post-procedure rooms on the fourth floor.
A worker is seen in the middle of an operating room which is framed in.
Crews installing electrical conduits and plumbing in one of the 20 operating rooms on the fourth floor.
A view of the framing of a set of stairs being installed.
A set of stairs and an escalator are being installed between the first-floor lobby and second floor.
A view of the lobby area on the second floor which will be connected to the skyway bridge to the parking garage.
A skyway bridge will connect the parking garage to the lobby area on the second floor.
The outdoor terrace is seen here on the second floor.
A view of an outdoor terrace on the second level. This will be a place of respite and relaxation featuring an outdoor seating area and live plants.
An exterior view of the south end of the building.  The parking garage and skybridge can be seen here.
A view of the south end of the building.

Construction on the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at Ohio State is approximately 40% complete. The building features large windows in patient rooms providing natural light, and a view of the Olentangy River. Standing at 410-feet tall, when complete, the inpatient hospital will be the 10th tallest building in Columbus.

Construction progress includes:

  • Framing for interior walls
  • Preparing to install drywall
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing lines being laid out
  • Installing sawtooth façade to upper half of building, on north and south sides.
  • Installation of stairs and escalator on the first and second floors
  • Steel work is nearly complete

The inpatient hospital is on track to open in early 2026. The 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient hospital features up to 820 beds in private-room settings to elevate patient-centered care, safety and training for the next generation of health care providers.

View renderings and live construction feeds.