Welcoming students and faculty to campus in the fall of 2020, phase one of The Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex (BMEC)—the Mars G. Fontana Laboratories—will be the new home for two highly-ranked engineering departments. The project brings Biomedical Engineering from west campus to innovate and educate alongside Materials Science and Engineering, enabling both departments to significantly increase their undergrad and graduate student capacity.
Two premier university departments under one roof. Thanks to Facilities Operations and Development , Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex is scheduled to open in August 2020 and will be home to biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering. This new state-of-the-art facility, offering students the opportunity to solve problems across disciplines, encompasses the current engineering buildings located on West 19th Avenue. Get a sneak peek of the new facility.
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.