The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Special Report But for Ohio State Campaign

Building for Ohio State’s future

Changes to the landscape will benefit the campus for years to come.

A two-story “wave wall” of trapezoidal glass panels encloses the CBEC lobby and lounge spaces.

Ensuring that Ohio State facilities offer the most fitting environments for learning, health care, the arts and other unique uses has been an important aspect of the But for Ohio State Campaign. More than $260 million was contributed for that purpose. Here are three key examples of projects supported by the campaign.

OSUCCC – James

Perhaps the most visible example of space created and intentionally designed for collaboration and innovation is The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

A 21-story base of operations for Ohio State’s broad and diverse cancer program, the hospital houses an enormous clinical trials unit; emergency department; 14 operating rooms with the latest tools in robotic procedures, radiology and MRI; and radiation therapy areas in bright environments (unlike dark basements where they are traditionally housed because of the enormous weight of equipment). The James is one of the few places in the country with a precision cancer medicine clinic, with laboratories on each floor equipped for genomics data analysis. This allows practitioners and researchers to bring treatment from the researcher’s bench to a patient’s bedside.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building

The Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building — CBEC for short — opened in 2015. Its very design encourages occupants to push beyond the horizons of discovery, with different disciplines connected by bridges and windows.

More than 400 faculty, staff and student scientists and engineers study and work in the two-building complex. One building is four stories and designated for experimental research and learning spaces; the other is a six-story building for theoretical research and offices. CBEC is the university’s only Silver LEED-certified laboratory facility.

Sullivant Hall

Students perform on the balcony during Sullivant Hall’s grand reopening.

Sullivant Hall reopened in 2014 after a $6.4 million renovation. The 102-year-old, three-story Neoclassical Revival building is Silver-LEED certified with flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces and a reconfigurable interdisciplinary space for motion research and performance investigation.

In addition to the Department of Dance, it houses Ohio State’s acclaimed Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design; the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum; the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; and the Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise.


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