The vision in the Framework is bold. With your devoted support we can work step-by-step to achieve it, knowing that each move we make counts

“The vision in the Framework is bold. With your devoted support we can work step-by-step to achieve it, knowing that each move we make counts. It is a...
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“The vision in the Framework is bold. With your devoted support we can work step-by-step to achieve it, knowing that each move we make counts. It is about today and tomorrow. It is the physical realization of One University, and it will guide us in making the best choices for creating trans-institutional research, teaching, and service for the benefit of all.” - President Gordon Gee

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK PLAN AUGUST2010

FRAMEWORK PRINCIPALS One University Philosophy It is a powerful force for culture change: we shall build programs, not buildings. The University aims to create a stronger sense of continuity on campus without expanding the footprint of campus. We must maximize the landscape of the campus.

- Be trans-institutional - Ensure academic mission drives the physical environment - Integrate strategic, physical, and financial planning - Concentrate activity

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK PLAN AUGUST2010

FRAMEWORK PRINCIPALS Space

Campus Life

- Build no net new academic spaces - Prioritize adaptive reuse and renovation, matching building use to building typology - Link space allocations to utilization

- Create a 24/7 campus - Improve existing on-campus residential districts; not create new ones - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Enhance neighborhoods in support of live/ work philosophy

Practice - Enable agile, data-informed decision making - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Develop partnerships that complement the academic mission - Decrease energy use and identify alternate energy sources, promote transportation options, enhance water resources, champion natural habitats, and manage material use

Civic Infrastructure - Invest in infrastructure, transportation, transit, and open space - Develop a pedestrian core - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Park once (or not at all) using remote reservoirs

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK PLAN AUGUST2010

FIVE SITES

FIVE SITES

THE LEARNING GARDEN OLENTANGY RIVERFRONT JESSE OWENS MEMORIAL PLAZA BUCKEYE GROVE CANFIELD COURTYARD

Three Districts of Interest Science + technology corridor River residential district

South residential district

BUCKEYE GROVE Since 1934, a Buckeye tree has been planted in honor of each of Ohio State’s All-American. Trees are usually planted in a pregame ceremony at the spring game. With the renovation of Ohio Stadium in 2001, the Buckeye Grove was relocated to the southwest corner of the stadium. The Buckeye Grove is bordered by the Ohio Stadium to the north, Lincoln Tower Park to the south, Morrill Tower to the west and tennis courts to the east. In addition to trees being planted to honor each All-American, cast bronze plaques are placed in the brick bands bordering the walks.

PROGRAM 1.

The Athletic Department would like to reinforce a sense of place by defining the edges and creation of a space for reflection.

2.

Circulation through the space is desired but “cow paths” primarily from Morrill to the RPAC and also from Morrill to the NW corner of the tennis courts and academic buildings to the east detract from this honorific space.

3.

Ohio Staters and M/I Schottenstein Homes Foundation have donated several improvements to the Buckeye Grove over the years including an entrance arch and picnic tables. Consideration on reuse of these elements in a new design is desirable but not required as long as recognition is given to these past gifts.

4.

Minimum pavement width through the space is 8’. Use of concrete pavement is desired but use of alternate hard surface material is possible. All grades should meet ADA accessibility requirements.

5. A small terraced amphitheater where the induction ceremony can take place (provide enough room for +/- 40 people) 6. Consider how informational kiosks or plaques could be incorporated into the space to strengthen the narrative of the Buckeye Grove and the players. 7.

Relocation of the existing trees is possible.

BUCKEYE GROVE The River district must capitalize on the transformed river corridor. Regardless of the future of the existing Towers, this is a good location for residential life. This district is prime river frontage, adjacent to indoor and outdoor recreation amenities. More beds are needed to create a substantive community. New residence halls should activate Cannon Drive and the east-west connection back to the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), while also maximizing access to the river.

Major connecting piece of river district dorms, stadium, and RPAC - Develop a pedestrian core - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Create a 24/7 campus - Improve existing on-campus residential districts; not create new ones - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Enhance neighborhoods in support of live/work philosophy We need a program-driven vision for residential life which creates a 24/7 campus and live/ work/learn communities for all our populations. On-campus housing must be strengthened by investing in existing North, South, and River residential districts, transforming each into a vibrant neighborhood, primarily for undergraduates.

CANFIELD COURTYARD Canfield Courtyard is a space enclosed on all four sides by Canfield, Morrison, Kennedy, Patterson, and Siebert Halls and is located in the South Campus District. Currently Canfield Courtyard serves as access to Kennedy Commons and adjacent housing, and includes bicycle parking, a service court with loading dock, a volleyball court, and informal lawn areas with shade trees. .

PROGRAM 1. 2.

Student life would like to explore the idea of moving the active recreation of the volleyball court out of the Canfield Courtyard and into the new South Green but relocating the court elsewhere within the courtyard should also be considered. Placement a little fur ther away from windows would be preferred. The service area is a major pedestrian access point for the residents but is currently in disrepair and poorly organized. Ideally there should be temporary parking for two service vehicles and two ADA accessible spaces, access and maneuvering room for the loading dock, and bicycle parking for 100 bikes.

3. Being able to service the buildings from all sides is important so walks need to be wide enough for vehicles with appropriate turning radii. 8’-10’ minimum widths is preferable. 4. While not all entrances into the residence halls are ADA accessible the whole space should be accessible and meet all current ADA requirements. 5.

A major Framework idea for this area of campus is providing east/west circulation through the south district housing, from College to Neil Ave. Creating a connection through the Oxley Courtyard is all that is needed to complete this idea.

CANFIELD COURTYARD

The South district will be organized around a central green, uniting the east and west communities, and providing needed outdoor recreation space. A pedestrian spine should connect across this field linking to the academic main street, and smaller intimate courtyards should spill from the pedestrian pathway providing private interaction spaces.

Small courtyard linking south campus dorms near edge of campus - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Create a 24/7 campus - Improve existing on-campus residential districts; not create new ones - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Enhance neighborhoods in support of live/work philosophy We need a program-driven vision for residential life which creates a 24/7 campus and live/ work/learn communities for all our populations. On-campus housing must be strengthened by investing in existing North, South, and River residential districts, transforming each into a vibrant neighborhood, primarily for undergraduates.

JESSE OWENS MEMORIAL PLAZA The Jesse Owens Plaza is located on the north side of the rotunda entrance to the Ohio Stadium and south of Woody Hayes Drive. The Plaza is bordered on the east and west with surface parking. Deteriorating pavement, shade trees, non-standard university ornamental lighting, security bollards and overgrown hedges are the primary landscape elements of this space. Anchoring the south end of the space and the primary focal point is the stadium rotunda. The Jesse Owens memorial, listing his achievements and quotes, is located in the center of the plaza.

PROGRAM 1.

Athletics would like the space to be a more functional gathering space for pregame events.

2.

The plaza should be designed to allow for easy access for the marching band entering the stadium from St. Johns Arena with room for fans to line the space.

3.

Provide room for at least four vendors with 10’ x 10’ tents or carts.

4.

Consider new placement for the Jesse Owens memorial that both honors the memory of his achievements and improves circulation in and around the space.

5.

The design should take into account safety from terrorist attacks via truck bombs.

6.

Highlight the rotunda.

7. 8.

The Jesse Owens Plaza will eventually extend north into the Science and Technology gateway. Proposed design of the Jesse Owens Plaza should allow for extension northward utilizing the same scale, spacing, and use of design elements. ADA accessibility to and throughout space is a requirement.

JESSE OWENS MEMORIAL PLAZA The Lane Avenue corridor is a critical front door for the campus. Athletics facilities currently on the St. John Arena parcel are nearing the end of their useful lives, and the associated programs should be relocated to be near other athletics facilities in an envisioned Athletics Village west of the river. Given its proximity to the academic core, the parcel should be reinvented as a Science and Technology Gateway, connecting the university’s historic land grant mission to its continuing work solving complex world problems.

Entrance to The Shoe connecting to the science and technology gateway - Build no net new academic spaces - Prioritize adaptive reuse and renovation, matching building use to building typology - Link space allocations to utilization - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Develop partnerships that complement the academic mission The new district should be developed around a great processional way to the stadium. This green will be the district’s collaborative center, designed for informal interaction, practical research, and learning.

LEARNING GARDENS The east entrance to the Lane Avenue Gardens is located on the corner of Olentangy River Road and Lane Avenue. The gardens extend west along Lane Avenue to Fyffe Road and south along Olentangy River Road to Woody Hays. The gardens contain a series of plant collections and are home to several sculptures. The east entrance into the gardens is currently hidden by a large yew hedge and does nothing to visually or physically invite visitors into the site. Access from the corner down into the site is limited by a small set of steps.

PROGRAM 1.

The Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens are interested in having this corner become the Primary entrance into the Lane Avenue Gardens.

2.

The South West corner of Lane Avenue and Olentangy River Road is also seen as an opportunity to announce the Arboretum and the Lane Avenue Gardens through an entrance plaza/feature and signage.

3.

The Framework Plan includes this greenspace as part of the green reserve and should in some way be linked to the future Science and Technology Corridor to the east.

4.

ADA access from the corner into the site is currently lacking and should be addressed.

5.

While not part of the entrance into the gardens, midblock crossing to the Schottenstein Center is of great concern. Consideration should be given to addressing the problem and possibly tying the solution to the entrance design.

6.

Thought should be given to the possibility of tying all four corners of the intersection together to create a more cohesive feel.

7.

Recognize the 1937 class gift at this location which is the space creating an entrance as it is today.

8.

Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens would like to have installed on that corner a large bronze buckeye that would be similar to the bronze Nittiny Lion at Penn State that fans rub the nose of for good luck before each game.

LEARNING GARDENS

The Lane Avenue corridor is a critical front door for the campus. Athletics facilities currently on the St. John Arena parcel are nearing the end of their useful lives, and the associated programs should be relocated to be near other athletics facilities in an envisioned Athletics Village west of the river.

Multi-functional space on a main entrance to west campus - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Build no net new academic spaces - Link space allocations to utilization - Develop partnerships that complement the academic mission A functional landscape strategy would allow the campus to be used as a learning laboratory. Open spaces provide opportunities for research, such as learning gardens and crop and plant test plots. Several building roofs, particularly those along Cannon Drive, would support greenhouses to maximize land use potential.

OLENTANGY RIVER FRONT

PROGRAM

The area of study is the east bank of the Olentangy River from Herrick Drive Bridge to Woody Hayes Bridge. This is a heavily used bicycle/pedestrian corridor with the Olentangy trail running through the site. Currently, the City of Columbus is in the process of restoring the river from the recently removed 5th Ave. dam up to Lane Ave. The landscape east of the Olentangy trail is primarily lawn, shade trees and mature groupings of evergreen plantings. Along the river bank the landscape is primarily comprised of invasive species such as honeysuckle and purple loosestrife. Several paths lead from the Olentangy trail up the earth mound to an upper path and the campus beyond. The Drake sits along the river edge and is primarily used for theater performances and events. The Crew Club stages currently stores equipment in the lower level.

1.

Restoration of the river is a key effort of the City and the University. As part of that restoration, establishment of a riparian corridor is important in improving water quality and stormwater management. Ideally a minimum dimension for the riparian planting should be between 10m and 30m. Beyond what the city will be planting along this river front what additional planting is required and what character should it take on? What types of plantings should dominate this corridor?

2.

Study view corridors to landmark buildings such as the Ohio Stadium and the Schottenstien Center.

3.

Provide outdoor event space around The Drake. Consider picnic shelter/s in adjacent greenspace.

4.

Future development in the area includes the Science and Technology Gateway and Cannon Drive Relocation. Developments of these facilities along this portion of the river are 10-15 years out, but the design should take this into consideration to avoid disruption of installed landscape improvements.

5.

Create opportunities for research along river bank and stormwater outfalls.

6.

Converting the lower level of the Drake from a Crew Club use to a bicycle hub could be a good reuse of the space.

OLENTANGY RIVER FRONT The River district must capitalize on the transformed river corridor. Regardless of the future of the existing Towers, this is a good location for residential life. This district is prime river frontage, adjacent to indoor and outdoor recreation amenities. More beds are needed to create a substantive community. New residence halls should activate Cannon Drive and the east-west connection back to the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), while also maximizing access to the river.

New development opportunity in conjunction with the dam removal - Make the campus navigable with a restored street network and dynamic wayfinding - Require that projects meet multiple goals - Create a 24/7 campus - Recognize the whole campus as part of the learning environment - Enhance neighborhoods in support of live/work philosophy - Link space allocations to utilization A functional landscape strategy would allow the campus to be used as a learning laboratory. Open spaces provide opportunities for research, such as learning gardens and crop and plant test plots. Several building roofs, particularly those along Cannon Drive, would support greenhouses to maximize land use potential.

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