OSU South High Rises

Columbus, OH

Hull & Associates, through its Jobes Henderson company, served as the civil engineer and land surveyor under the Architect of Record for a significant campus renovation and construction project at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The project includes renovating Park, Smith, Steeb, Siebert and Stradley Halls, to construct connector additions between Stradley and Park and between Smith and Steeb, and construct a chilled water plant beneath the Park and Stradley connector.

The plan calls for intimate courtyards and living spaces for students and defines a new streetscape along 11th Avenue and College Road.

The conversion of an existing surface parking lot to green space set the stage for the first phase development of a new quadrangle and introduces ‘green’ infrastructure, including sustainable stormwater management and engineered geo-thermal well field system.

It also included construction of a chilled water plant.  The chiller water plant supplies chilled water to the existing five buildings and two new connector buildings to allow for air conditioning.

Hull worked within a very short time-frame to provide the design team with a base map for planning purposes.  Survey consisted of locating buildings, topographic features, landscaping, roadways, and extensive utility research and locations.

The civil engineering design consisted of providing design for full depth replacement of College Street between 11th and 12th Avenues.  In addition, utility relocation for sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and coordination with design team for steam tunnels, communications line, gas and electric was carried out.  The utility design entailed coordination with the City of Columbus for storm and sanitary.  Detailed design for walkways, pedestrian and bicycle were incorporated into the overall site improvements.

Project Features

  • Survey
  • Civil Engineering
  • Utility
  • Walkway Design
  • Bike-path Design

Jim Roberts, PE