A new campus element
The new Ohio University Chemistry Building creates a student academic hub along a primary pathway through campus. This key discipline of the natural sciences curriculum provides the perfect opportunity to engage students as they walk along the inviting, glass-lined lobby of the building. Ground floor instructional labs for organic, inorganic, and analytical chemistry create an active environment supported by a choice of informal spaces where students can collaborate or study independently.
The upper floors are dedicated to synthetic and physical chemistry research labs, instrumentation labs, and office space along with a variety of interaction spaces and conference rooms. A Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) lab located directly off the ground floor lobby includes a range of instrumentation including a mass spectrometer behind a full-height glass wall. Research colleagues, undergraduates, visitors, and prospective students have a front-row view of chemistry research and instruction.
This 72,000-square-foot, certified LEED Silver building is the first phase of a multi-phase undertaking by the university to create a new center for natural sciences. Subsequent phases will renovate 189,000 square feet of deteriorated science space within the adjacent Clippinger Laboratories building into modern teaching and research labs, classrooms, collaboration spaces, and faculty offices.
Flad Architects (architectural design, laboratory programming and planning), BHDP (architect of record, interior design)