New Medical education Facilities
Elevating Our Learning, Teaching and Working in Athens
This is an artist's sketch of how the new Athens education building would look from Union Street. The design hasn't been finalized, but the link below offers a peek inside to see what the atrium could look like.
Looking Toward Future Academic Spaces
We’re working with Ohio University to plan a new $65 million academic home for our Athens campus that will anchor the university’s future Union Street Green. The new facility makes possible innovative, purpose-built spaces for medical education, as well as fundamental changes to the way we work and improvements to our research and community outreach initiatives. Funding for the project comes from multiple sources including $12 million generously provided by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation as part of the OHF Vision 2020 grant.
See What's Driving the Design
Support modern medical education.
Overall flexibility and agility that supports learning environments.
Reflect the values of the new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum.
Increase interprofessional opportunities for student and faculty interactions and collaborations through shared and public spaces.
Create space that is more healthful for students, faculty and staff through integration of WELL.
Create outdoor connections with views, daylighting and greenspace.
Aesthetic sensibility reflecting homage of campus beauty.
Professional, pleasing and functional.
Connectivity to other campuses, OhioHealth, university partners, donors and the broader community.
Our Partners in the Project
Partnering with the Heritage College on the new Athens facilities are the DesignGroup , an architectural firm with offices in Columbus and Pittsburgh; Perkins+Will, an architectural firm headquartered in Chicago; Donley's , a Cleveland-based construction company; and the University Planning office of Ohio University.
OHIO Master Plans
Athens Campus Master Plan
In 2016, Ohio University brought completed a comprehensive campus master planning effort aimed at translating the university's strategic goals into a physical plan that focuses its resources to meet present and future demands on facilities.
Parking Master Plan
Ohio University planners are developing a strategic plan to make the best use existing parking while preparing for future projects.
Check here to see regular snapshots on the project's progress. Click a link below to view and download the latest update as a PDF.