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

Planning for the New Normal
Plumbing Systems Re-Occupancy and Ongoing Operations

Your building may have been shut down these past many months due to WFH/COVID. Minimal use of your building’s water systems creates stagnant water in your plumbing system piping and equipment, which promotes the growth of Legionella and/or other biofilm-associated bacteria. This places your building occupants at risk when re-occupancy occurs. Now is the time to develop and implement a safe and effective Water Management Plan to protect your building occupants, maximizing their health and safety upon re-occupancy.

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