Situated seven miles north of the university’s main campus, Don Scott Airport is home to
200 aircraft and sees and an estimated 75,000 flight operations per year. This $20 million project consists of new buildings, including an 11,400 sq. ft. Flight Education Center, a 26,000 sq. ft. Flight Education Hangar, as well an Airport and Administration Building & Field Operations Buildings at 17,550 SF which will replace these existing facilities. This project also includes five leasable hangars ranging in size from 10,000 sq. ft. – 16,800 sq. ft.
Moody Nolan is teamed with Populous to design a new Multi-Sport Arena to serve as the home for the men’s and women’s varsity volleyball teams and created to host matches for fencing, wrestling and the men’s and women’s gymnastics teams. The arena is designed to remain flexible to host many recreational activities and other programs and events.
The challenge facing Moody Nolan and design architect Antoine Predock Architect was how to place a massive, 560,000 sq. ft. structure in the heart of an established campus without disrupting the pedestrian flow or overpowering the surroundings. Adding to this challenge was the client’s and architect’s desire to enhance the overall campus environment by providing both indoor and outdoor spaces that would further the sense of campus community.
Moody Nolan was intimately involved with The Ohio State University’s plans for a new student union from the earliest stages of the project. Working closely with the University to prepare a preliminary analysis and feasibility study. Later, as the project gained momentum and shifted from conceptual to actual, the firm won the commission as Executive Architect working with design architect Michael Dennis. At the end of the Design Development phase, the firm assumed full responsibility for all aspects of design and production.