The Ohio State University
Mars G. Fontana Labs
A refreshed design for 21st century learning.
Located on the main campus of The Ohio State University, the renovated building is the new home for the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.
The building cantilevers over an open plaza, offering a place of respite between classes or during a rainstorm.
Designed around a central soaring atrium, natural light dapples interior classrooms and labs. The open concept allows serendipitous interactions to occur and a sense of academic comradery to flourish.