Elevating Our Learning, Teaching and Working in Athens
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
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.
OHIO Master Plans
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.
Parking Master Plan
Ohio University planners are developing a strategic plan to make the best use existing parking while preparing for future projects.
Click a link below to view and download PDFs that offered snapshots of the project's progress.