Ohio State University Athletic Campus Master Plan
SmithGroup, in collaboration with HNTB Architecture, developed a plan to unify these disconnected facilities into a more cohesive and appealing athletic campus.
The plan takes full advantage of new athletic facilities being planned, locating them in a coherent, higher density “athletic village” with new connections to the main campus. The buildings and sites are linked together through plazas, walkways, gateways and landscape, with a look and feel more like Ohio State’s academic core. Vehicular access and traffic flow are also improved, with new mixed-use development at the north end increasing pedestrian safety and connection. Stormwater runoff from parking areas, stadium roofs and other impervious surfaces is used as a design element and cleansed flowing back into the river.
The master plan improves athletic and academic campus connection while creating a dynamic gathering space to celebrate the university's athletic experience and achievements.