OSU North Residential District
Interactive, flexible learning spaces to support the success of 6,000 future second year students.
The Ohio State University
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 for new student housing, retail, recreation and dining facilities, students can collaborate with fellow 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 5 of the 13 new mixed-use buildings on campus to create a vibrant $305M neighborhood for over 6,000 student residents. This 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.