About the Expansion
Our new building will support The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s vision to be the world’s leader in thinking and achieving the impossible in order to transform health and improve lives.
The new, 40,161 gross square foot structure, which will be located on the south side of Newton Hall, will serve as a gateway to the university’s health science campus. It will further position us as healthcare leaders by supporting critical pillars of our college: academics, research, innovation and evidence-based practice (EBP).
Inside the new entrance on Neil Avenue, a three-story glass atrium will link our new building to the existing building and create an open and inviting space to promote collaboration and transdisciplinary learning. The new structure adds spacious classrooms and learning environments, faculty offices and research and EBP centers. There will be new program spaces, which include a multi-purpose dividable classroom and events center, flat flexible classrooms, group study rooms, a makerspace and a demonstration kitchen. The outside will feature bicycle parking and a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio and garden.
The building expansion will also become the first WELL-certified building on Ohio State’s campus. The WELL v2 Building Standard, created and administered by the International WELL Building Institute, is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of a building’s environment that impact human health through air, water, nourishment, light, movement, sound, materials, mental health, thermal comfort, community and innovation.
Our new building was designed by signature design firm ikon.5 architects, ranked as the sixth-best design firm in the United States and winner of more than 75 national and international awards, in partnership with Architect of Record M+A Architects, known for their knowledge of and expertise in Ohio State University projects.
Will you join us as we build dreams, discover solutions and deliver impact? Your commitment will be reflected in the next generation of inspired healthcare leaders. We look forward to your support as we transform the future of health.
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