New Medical education Facilities

Elevating Our Learning, Teaching and Working in Athens

New Med Ed building atrium sketch This is an artist's sketch of one idea for the atrium of the new Athens building. The design hasn't been finalized, but if you'd like to see a virtual reality tour of this concept, click here.

Looking Toward Future Academic Spaces

We’re working with Ohio University to plan a new $65 million academic home for our Athens campus that will anchor the university’s future Union Street Green. The new facility makes possible innovative, purpose-built spaces for medical education, as well as fundamental changes to the way we work and improvements to our research and community outreach initiatives.

See What's Driving the Design

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  • 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.

Project Timeline

Project timeline

Dates are subject to change. Click on image for downloadable version.

Our Partners in the Project

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Partnering with the Heritage College on the new Athens facilities are 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 Med Ed building header Check here to see regular snapshots on the project's progress. Click a link below to view and download the latest update as a PDF. 






August 30, 2018
Heritage College faculty, staff and students saw a preview today of the future Athens medical education building that is expected to anchor a planned Ohio University green on West Union Street. Read More
April 11, 2018
The Heritage College hosted an event today that offered faculty, staff and students the opportunity to weigh in on architectural concepts for the new Athens medical education facility planned for West Union Street. Read More