Completion: March 2010
Size: 14,000 SF
Awards: American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter, 2010 Honor Award, Interior Project; American School & University Magazine, 2010 Educational Interiors Showcase, Gold Citation
This interior renovation project for OSU’s School of Communication includes the creation of digital gaming research labs, audience response labs and audio/visual webcast recording and editing spaces for teaching and production. These new functions allow the school to teach and perform research using current technology.
The renovation provided a new 120-seat tiered lecture hall with extensive A/V capability. The highly-detailed design utilizes overlapping Maple ceiling panels that transition down onto the walls, resulting in an engaging and enveloping space. The lighting is both flexible and fully-integrated into the design, creating a highly functional and refined teaching space.
A new 50-seat College conference room was also provided, with advanced AV capability and an elegant aesthetic. This visually open space, used for lectures, seminars, and events, has changed the image of the school. The design continues the themes begun in the Lecture hall, and extends these into the adjacent Lobby, providing an inviting place for student study. Live content from the school’s podcasting studios is available to students seated in the lobby at flat panel displays.
The Journalism Building project also repurposed an abandoned library to create a new 37-person office suite for the Arts and Sciences Service Center, including Fiscal, Procurement and HR functions for the College.