Ohio State University in the US has selected a team of architectural and construction firms for its $370m North Residential District transformation project.
Architectural firm HKS will design the project, which will revitalise the university’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio.
The design team for the project also includes Sasaki Associates, Elkus Manfredi Architects, OLIN, and Acock Associates Architects.
Messer will lead a construction team that also includes Miles-McClellan Construction, Jacobs Engineering, Brailsford & Dunlavey, Schooley Caldwell Associates, KZF Design, Heapy Engineering, Shelley Metz Baumann Hawk, Korda Nemeth Engineering, and MKSK.
After completion, the transformation project will feature 13 new buildings providing around 1.1 million ft² of new space.
Ten residential buildings will house 3,875 students and around 3,200 new bed spaces are planned to be added to the North Residential area.
The project will also feature two new dining centres, a new fitness centre, outdoor recreational spaces and other support facilities.
HKS director of higher education and principal-in-charge David Harper said that the project will positively impact the lives of students on the Ohio State campus for the next 100 years.
The university said that after finalising contracts, it will work with Messer to further design and implement construction.
The infrastructure and small, enabling project work is expected to commence this summer while the entire project is planned to be completed by 2016.
Image: The Ohio State University’s North Residential District transformation project will feature 13 new buildings after completion. Photo: Courtesy of HKS.