The Ohio State University - Jennings Hall

The Ohio State University - Jennings Hall

Columbus, OH

Owner
The Ohio State University
Construction Manager
Albert M Higley Co.
Architect
NBBJ
Completion Date
2007
Project Size
106,000 Square Feet

The renovation of Jennings Hall provides a bridge between the medical and main campuses. The project involved a gut and renovation of all interior spaces as well as a complete removal of some unused additions to the building. The main entry was restored to its full grandeur through the preservation of the original oak entry doors and restoration of detailing on plasters, in wood trim and on columns. A new 250-seat auditorium was also added. Many original masonry shear walls were removed in the original building so a structural steel braced frame was integrated through the existing concrete floor joists over clay tile. Vertical steel trusses were also hung from the exterior of the building to support a new facade that did not extend to the ground.