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Elevating Our Learning, Teaching and Working in Athens

Heritage Hall




Looking Toward Future Academic Spaces

We worked with Ohio University on Heritage Hall, the $65 million academic home for our Athens campus that opened in 2021. The new facility has made possible innovative, purpose-built spaces for medical education. The design fundamentally changed the way we work, and improved our research and community outreach efforts. Funding for the project came from multiple sources, including $12 million generously provided by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation as part of the OHF Vision 2020 award.

See What Drove the Design

  • Support modern medical education

  • Overall flexibility and agility that supports learning environments

  • Reflect the values of the new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum

  • Increase interprofessional opportunities for student and faculty interactions and collaborations through shared and public spaces

  • Create space that is more healthful for students, faculty and staff through integration of WELL

  • Create outdoor connections with views, daylighting and greenspace

  • Aesthetic sensibility reflecting homage of campus beauty

  • Professional, pleasing and functional

  • Connectivity to other campuses, OhioHealth, university partners, donors and the broader community

Our Partners in the Project

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Partnering with the Heritage College on the Athens facilities were the DesignGroup, an architectural firm with offices in Columbus and Pittsburgh; Perkins+Will, an architectural firm headquartered in Chicago; Donley's, a Cleveland-based construction company; and the University Planning office of Ohio University.

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OHIO Master Plans

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Athens Campus Master Plan

In 2016, Ohio University brought completed a comprehensive campus master planning effort aimed at translating the university's strategic goals into a physical plan that focuses its resources to meet present and future demands on facilities.

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Parking Master Plan

Ohio University planners are developing a strategic plan to make the best use existing parking while preparing for future projects.

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Project Updates

New MedEd Facilites Logo

Click a link below to view and download PDFs that offered snapshots of the project's progress.


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WOUB Spotlights Future Heritage Hall

To promote team-based learning, the facility has fewer lecture-style classes, which encourages collaboration between students and professors.

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Room in new facility to be named for college alumnus and wife

A Heritage College alumnus and his wife have pledged a $100,000 gift to the college’s general support fund. In recognition of their generous gift, a meeting space in the college’s new medical education facility, Heritage Hall, will be named the Dr. Thomas (’83) and Barbara Anderson Conference Room.

New med ed building name honors OHF generosity

The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved a name for a new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine education facility in Athens, which honors the generosity of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation in helping to make the new building – and other transformative college projects – possible.

Café space name to recognize alumni group's gift

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Society of Alumni and Friends has committed $150,000 to the College’s general support fund. In recognition of this gift, the college will name the café space in its new medical education facility in the Society’s honor.


OHIO capital plan includes new home for Heritage College

Ohio University’s latest six-year capital improvements plan, approved by the Board of Trustees Aug. 25, includes a transformational construction project for the Heritage College that will move the college into new facilities. The new facility, estimated at 114,000 gross square feet, will be located on West Union Street.