The Ohio State University proposed a bold vision to house all first-year and sophomore students on campus. This required potentially adding up to 4,000 beds, and we explored multiple scenarios in support of this vision. The scenarios revealed the importance of reinforcing the university’s three existing residential districts, and transforming them into vibrant living-learning communities, rather than diverting energy into a new district. We also explored important neighborhood connections, and the appropriate role for private sector partners. With the big vision in place, we undertook detailed district studies for the south, river, and north residential districts. The studies looked at design solutions, capital renewal, renovation and new build opportunities, their financial consequences, the ability to capitalize on other significant student life investments, and led to the construction of significant new facilities.
DumontJanks team members led the development of the above project while employed by Sasaki Associates, Inc. DumontJanks is not associated with Sasaki.