Arts District

The Arts District realized long-term plans to open Ohio State’s front door to the heart of the University District at 15th Avenue and High Street. 

The project, sited between 15th and 18th avenues, envisioned high-quality, modern learning environments for interaction across arts disciplines. Included are new facilities for the School of Music (Timashev Family Music Building) and Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. The $165.3 million project included both renovation and expansion to the School of Music building and construction of a new Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts building. The Timashev Family Music Building was completed in March 2022 with classes and programming available in Autumn 2022, with theatre completing in Spring 2023 with classes and programm in Autumn 2023. The project also included work to enhance roadway and pedestrian access. For a closer look at the project, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Learn more about how Ohio State in investing in the spaces and places that empower collaboration by visiting Ohio State Environments.

Project Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2022
  • 2023

Project Team

Sara Lytle Headshot


Project Manager 
Sara Lytle

Project Accountant
Jasmine Myles

AE/Design Architect: DLR Group & Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) 

Construction Manager
Holder Construction


The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts is substantially complete with construction, meaning only final touchups are being made as the facility is now open for programming.

Crews are in the home stretch of construction on the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts building, the final step on completing the Arts District. Work is about 95% complete and is on track to open for programming by this Fall as tenants have already started moving in.

The construction finish line is in sight for the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts building. While the Timashev Family Music Building opened in March 2022, the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Arts building is on track for a March 2023 opening.