The Ohio State University

Thompson Library

Project Overview

Heapy performed a life cycle analysis prior to starting the design of the $105 Million renovation of the existing eleven- story high-rise structure. The Mechanical-Electrical systems were replaced and upgraded in the original building. The 1977 addition was replaced by a new 60,000 SF addition bringing the total project to 300,000 SF.

The renovated Thompson Library is the centerpiece of a plan to move Ohio State into the forefront of academic excellence. Housing significant print collections, digital information resources, spaces for individual quiet study, and areas for interactive group learning, the building’s original, unique architectural features will be restored to their original grandeur.

The project had a total construction cost of $105,000,000 and a Mechanical-Electrical cost of $21,000,000.

This project was awarded a 2009 AIA Columbus Merit Award, a 2009 ABC Excellence in Construction Eagle Award and a 2010 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture Renovation/Adaptive Reuse.


300,000 SF


Thought Content

Seasonal Maintenance Increases Efficiency and Improves Indoor Air Quality

By: Ryan Hoffman

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