Administrative Office Project
Moody Nolan was responsible to design a new corporate office center for OhioHealth’s Administrative office in Columbus, Ohio. The master plan was to accommodate four new buildings, and a one multi-story parking garage. Characteristically of a successful company, the organization grew and they found themselves located in seven different buildings throughout Central Ohio. Due to the multiple locations, OhioHealth had workers traveling from various locations; the first step in the project was a study to determine how large the phase-one portion should be in order to accommodate these employees.
Workplace strategies and planning guidelines were created during the study. Guidelines were developed using the most current design strategies in corporate workspace planning ranging from densification with high collaboration and conference ratios to built in mobility percentages. The creation of engaging and collaborative environments was the largest priority in all design decisions.
Phase one consisted of two buildings with a common building “heart” with a skywalk connecting directly to this heart for a total of 270,000 sq. ft. The resulting design accommodates 1,630 people with 250 of these seats planned for mobility along with cutting edge amenities such as a working café, fitness center and innovation center.
Essentially across the street from OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, the new project includes an office building that is four levels (north wing) & five levels (south wing), with a total building consisting of 270,000 square feet to accommodate 1,630 employees and visitors comfortably. Additionally, a parking structure is connected to the main building by skywalk, consisting of four levels, including ground, with more than 1,300 parking spaces.