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Rendering of exterior view of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care Facilities
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care Facilities

A Chassis for Outpatient Care

Client

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Project Location

Columbus, OH

Project Type

Outpatient

Total Size

520,000 SF

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is expanding world class medical care in Central Ohio. We were retained to develop a master plan concept for a series of suburban outpatient facilities, as part of a $3 billion expansion plan. The initial phase of each location will include a five-story medical office building and a connecting ambulatory surgery center. A second phase hospital may be accommodated as the health system expands.

Programs offered at all locations will include primary care, family medicine, specialty clinics, imaging, and surgery, with other programs dependent on community needs. The prototype incorporates a common design language based on the institution’s brand and standards. Expansion of these facilities is evocative of the academic medical campus, increasing access to care throughout the communities surrounding Columbus. The prototype building features are easily replicable and timeless across the health system and in future projects.

Designing a Prototype

We designed the prototype template and for five ambulatory care facilities in the expansion plan. The design concept of a flexible chassis to be used for each facility guided the prototype development. The flexible planning module can accommodate various medical specialties and will be adapted to a location’s market needs to serve the community. This facility will be followed by similar facilities in Dublin, Ohio, and surrounding Columbus Outerbelt suburbs.

01
New Albany

Prototype

The first project is being constructed on a 63-acre site and is part of the Hamilton Quarter development plan in New Albany, Ohio. The 95,000-SF two-story ambulatory surgery center accompanying the MOB includes urgent care, imaging, rehabilitation, endoscopy, and ambulatory. This project, serving the community since Summer 2021, is a prototype template for the network of suburban facilities.

Exterior corner rendering of building with white first floor, upper floors are brick with floor to ceiling window corner

Patients drive the approach to the medical office building, with the phase two hospital in background.

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Dublin

Specialization

The second project, opening Summer 2022, is located on a 34-acre site in Dublin, Ohio. The 115,000-SF, three-story ambulatory surgery center accompanying the MOB includes urgent care, imaging, rehabilitation, endoscopy, and ambulatory. A unique aspect of this campus is the focus on orthopedics, sports medicine, and joint care. The facility and site are designed to allow for expansion with a future planned 216,000-SF, 90-bed inpatient hospital.

Brick building with glass corner extending past connected shorter long white building with large windows behind courtyard

Generous windows in the three-story surgery center offer views to a landscaped courtyard.

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Vision for Growth

Expansion

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center continues its vision for growth beyond the cities of New Albany and Dublin, Ohio. Aspirations of the master plan include expansion of the prototype into surrounding suburban markets. The replication of the style and planning of the prototype across Columbus will solidify the institution’s legacy of providing world class quality care to local communities.

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