Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center
The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center is a multiphase project that advances Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision. The $155.9 million project includes a 150,000-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 will provide upgraded and flexible facilities to create a collaborative campus for interprofessional education throughout the Health Sciences. The project is poised to benefit colleges, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine, and strengthen the interdisciplinary curriculum of Ohio State. The project will demolish 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 is underway at the corner of W. 11th Ave. and Neil Ave.
Program space will include:
- 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 will focus 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.
- Board Design ApprovalNovember 20172018
- DesignAugust 2018 – December 20192019
- Board Construction ApprovalAugust 2019ConstructionOctober 2019 – July 20232021
- Facility Opening - Anatomy Phase IJuly 20212023
- Facility Opening - Classroom Phase IIMarch 2023Facility Opening - Hamilton Phase IIIAugust 2023
AE/Design Architect: Acock Associates Architects / RA Stern Architects (RAMSA)
Gilbane Building Company