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OSU North Residential District Transformation



Interactive, flexible learning spaces to support the success of 6,000 future second year students.


Project Type: Student Housing
Client: The Ohio State University
Construction Cost: $105,800,000
Square Footage: 576,500 SF

As part of an ambitious plan to increasing retention and graduation rates by encouraging students to stay on campus for their second year, The Ohio State University is actively transforming their residential community. Through the addition of 3,200 beds of new student housing and adding retail, recreation and dining facilities to collaborate with other students and faculty to form strong connections while receiving guided exploration of educational opportunities to develop better students and professionals.

Partnered with HKS Architects and Messer Construction, KZF provided architecture and interior design services for five of the 13 new mixed-use building on campus to create a new, vibrant $305M neighborhood for over 6,000 student residents and includes collaborative student life/academic spaces with classrooms, seminar rooms, studios, business incubator spaces and flexible collaborative spaces. All buildings are designed to be LEED Silver certified.