The Ohio State University alumnus Ratmir Timashev MS ’96 and his wife, Angela Timashev, have committed their charitable foundation to provide $17 million to the College of Arts and Sciences. This gift – the largest philanthropic contribution made by an individual or foundation in the college’s history – will support construction of a new music building as part of the university’s emerging Arts District. It will also support the renovation of Celeste Laboratory of Chemistry and create endowed scholarships for Arts and Sciences students.
The Ohio State University continues to navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking steps to serve the best interests of our students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors. The university has assessed capital projects in an effort to increase financial liquidity until the full impact of COVID-19 is known.
All projects in our pipeline remain important to support our teaching, research and patient care missions. We also recognize the need to be prudent and cautious during these uncertain times. Most construction will continue as planned. However, following an evaluation, projects that can be slowed or modified have been identified.
The Lantern recently wrote about how the Arts District will support a growing major of study at Ohio State. As reported by the outlet, students in the Moving-Image Production program will have a new place to call home and express their talent through moving images for the first time in fall 2022.
The new building construction on College Road is part of Ohio State’s Framework 2.0 project, a plan to develop the Columbus campus that is focused around the campus’s physical needs to support academics at Ohio State.
Columbus Business First reports that Ohio State has approved a $2.37 billion 5-year capital plan to support Framework 2.0 and the university's strategic plan. It is an historic number for Ohio State as the university delivers on major projects identified in the campus master plan.
As reported by the outlet, classroom and laboratory buildings make up 47% of the new projects, and 39% are for OSU Wexner Medical Center.
“That’s really a healthy balance,” said Jay Kasey, Ohio State's senior vice president in the Office of Administration and Planning.
The Columbus Dispatch reported on advancements in The Ohio State University's Arts District following construction approval this week from the Board of Trustees.
As the outlet reported, Ohio State unveiled the latest plans for its future arts district Thursday as a committee of trustees approved more than $380 million toward that project, its regional ambulatory centers and other facility projects.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees will see the newest vision of the university’s planned Arts District at a meeting of the Master Planning and Facilities Committee today.
New renderings of the Arts District highlight a renovated Weigel Hall, home of the School of Music, and a new building for the Department of Theatre featuring new performance spaces, modern recital halls and high-tech classrooms. The presentation comes as the university seeks approval to increase professional services and enter into construction contracts for the district.
The most noteworthy redevelopment work that Ohio State has going are the 15+HIGH and Arts District projects along North High Street. Major changes have been taking place on the east side of High Street since 2008. That has been part of the plan since the beginning, said Amanda Hoffsis, president of Campus Partners, Ohio State’s real estate offshoot .
Three key focus areas offer exciting changes coming soon to The Ohio State University. Keith Myers, Ohio State’s vice president of Planning and Real Estate, offered a glimpse into the university’s future development during Wednesday’s Columbus Business First 2019 Commercial Developers Power Breakfast.
The event’s keynote speaker focused primarily on 15+HIGH, the Medical Center district and the future of West Campus during his address to the 500-person audience. All three districts were outlined in Framework 2.0, the university’s long-term planning vision.
On June 23, Columbus Business First published an article that featured the many facets of the university's Framework 2.0 plan. Construction is already underway along High Street with the project at the intersection of 15th and High. The realignment project of Cannon Drive has also begun. These are two of the redevelopment projects planned under the university's second framework. The article touches on 15th and High and Cannon Drive, along with the plans for the Wexner Medical Center, athletics facilities, Midwest Campus and West Campus.