The Ohio State University Framework Plan 2.0

The Ohio State University Framework Plan 2.0 Columbus, Ohio

Services Provided

Open Space Planning
Urban Design

People Involved

Jeffrey Pongonis
Brian Kinzelman
Andrew Overbeck

Developing a campus-wide framework that leverages collaboration and the physical campus for the future of student success.

The Ohio State University is one of the largest universities in the country, both physically and in terms of enrollment. In 2010, Ohio State completed the One Ohio State Framework Plan to manage the nearly 3,500 acres and 60,000 students on the main campus. Following many successful improvements from the plan, MKSK was part of a planning team led by Ayers Saint Gross to update the plan.

Framework 2.0 builds on the successes of the 2010 plan to update the physical planning on the entire campus with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, research and innovation, campus open space and placemaking. Research and best practices were applied to create a physical plan focused on placemaking and connectivity campus-wide. Areas addressed include the Academic Core, St. John Arena site, Arts District at 15th and High, Historic Mirror Lake District, West Campus, Health Sciences/Wexner Medical Center District, and the Olentangy River.


Next steps proposed in the plan include recommended detailed studies for Stormwater Management, Olentangy River Programming, Innovation District Vision, Parking Analysis, and more.