THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER
The Ohio State University Medical Center is a multidisciplinary academic medical center located in Columbus, Ohio, on the main campus of The Ohio State University. The $1.1 Billion Medical Center Expansion project is part of the One Ohio State Framework, a 50-year master plan for University resource, building and land use. In accordance with the Framework plan, the Medical Center Expansion landscape and campus strategy includes large areas of public green space. Also, underground electrical, HVAC and technology infrastructure is being installed in a way that allows for the future relocation of Cannon Drive to the west and the creation of additional green space and recreation areas. Successful integration of patient services, research facilities, and medical offices is being achieved through a careful approach to site infrastructure that incorporates transportation access and facility needs.
In addition, the Medical Center’s goal of creating a world-class facility calls for an exceptional user experience for patients, visitors, and medical professionals. This will be accomplished by developing a pedestrian-scaled environment of street level amenities and public open spaces. The importance of the adjacent river corridor will be emphasized and will tie into the larger green corridor plans of the University. The phased implementation plan for all exterior pedestrian spaces of the Medical Center Project One includes the relocation of Spirit of Women Park, the new Cancer and Critical Care Tower Forecourt, Phyllis G. Jones Legacy Park and Children's Park, Herrick Drive Extension, Cannon Drive Relocation and riverside park along with other infrastructure improvements.