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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Master Plan

Columbus, Ohio

HOK led the master planning and implementation for the South Campus Master Plan for Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, which is one of America’s top-ranked academic health centers. The plan positioned Wexner Medical Center to address rising demands for its services while improving its visibility and accessibility on the campus.

HOK’s plan recommended development of an acute clinical inpatient tower housing 350 beds with a fully integrated diagnostics and procedural platform. The team conducted multiple site studies and analyzed several program relationship conceptualizations to ensure that the building would integrate research, education, campus circulation and wayfinding. The plan seamlessly linked the new building to existing facilities.

This led to OSU’s development of the 1.1-million-sq.-ft. Comprehensive Cancer Center–James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James). Designed by HOK, this cancer center includes associated translational research facilities, critical care beds, operating rooms and imaging suites.

In addition to providing the campus master plan and designing the OSUCCC—James, HOK’s project scope included serving as the architect of record for the backfill renovation of existing hospital departments and engineering systems and the development of parking garages.

3.3 million sq. ft. / 278,710 sq. m.
Acute Care
Ambulatory Care
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Infrastructure and Parking
Medical Office Building
Research and Education
Surgical and Procedural Center
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