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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eye & Ear Institute

Project Description

Moody Nolan designed this structure as a speculative office building for a developer client, The Daimler Group. When completed the entire structure was leased to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to serve as an outpatient clinic and surgery center. Though not originally intended as a medical office building, the high visibility site was perfect for the University’s new Eye & Ear Institute, and the building required only minimal modifications to serve this purpose. Moody Nolan was commissioned to do the interior fit out, which also included the addition of an ambulance entry and a minor expansion of the footprint to accommodate ground floor operating rooms.

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Columbus, Ohio

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The Process

An interesting feature of this project is that it is built on a brownfield site. The entire site was capped with clay and a methane collection system was provided to draw off gas from the former landfill below. The ground floor is on a supported slab designed to allow for settlement of the earth without damage to the facility itself.

The building organization locates the Ambulatory Surgery Center (with six operating rooms) on the first floor and clinics and office space for Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastic Surgery and Women’s Health on upper floors. A retail space for eye glasses and a small coffee shop are provided on the second floor in support of the clinics.