Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center was completed in may 2024 and is a multiphase project that advances Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision. 

The $157.3 million project included a 120,000-square-foot renovation of Hamilton Hall and construction of a new 100,000-square-foot building featuring flexible facilities to serve multiple disciplines. The building provides upgraded and flexible facilities to create a collaborative campus for interprofessional education throughout the Health Sciences. The project benefits colleges, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine, and strengthen the interdisciplinary curriculum of Ohio State. The project demolishes portions of Starling Loving and Fry bridge to allow a new building along 10th Ave. that creates a quadrangle featuring green space. Separately, an Optometry Clinic and Health Sciences Faculty Office Building was completed at the corner of W. 11th Ave. and Neil Ave.

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



Additional Details

Program space includes:

  • 33 interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art classrooms, each with new teaching technology, including virtual reality and enhanced anatomy and surgical practice labs
  • 6,000-square-foot informal learning space
  • 125-seat grand reading room

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center focuses on inclusive work environments to create:

  • Spaces for students in the health sciences to convene conversations and build team approaches to health care — a way to quickly assess patients’ needs and work with the right colleagues to design the best care plans for each individual.
  • Opportunities for students to be at the forefront of innovation through modern technology — whether by using realistic virtual reality models to simulate patient care or learning how video chats, texting and other emerging “telehealth” innovations can help health care providers and patients stay in regular communication between in-person office visits.
  • Warm and welcoming environments that support Ohio State’s work to build diverse communities of medical students. Research has shown that diversity in medicine — including increasing representation of women and people of color — leads to better health outcomes.




Project Timeline

  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024

Project Team

Derick Stadge Headshot


Project Manager 
Derick Stadge

Project Accountant
Jasmine Myles

AE/Design Architect: Acock Associates Architects / RA Stern Architects (RAMSA)

Construction Manager
Gilbane Building Company


Renovations are complete on the third and final phase of the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center. Hamilton Hall Phase III includes a 120,000-square-foot renovation and will open this summer. Anatomy Phase I opened in January 2022 and Classroom Phase II opened in June 2023.

As another outpatient care center gets approved for construction and new academic and research projects break ground, we kick off season 3 of the City of Ohio State Podcast with Kristin Poldemann, the associate vice president of Facilities Design and Construction to talk about current projects ac

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center third and final phase is nearing completion as work concludes on the 120,000-square-foot renovation of Hamilton Hall.