Woody Hayes Athletic Center Expansion2491 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Design Achievement – The Woody Hayes Athletic Center, an indoor training facility for The Ohio State University (OSU) Football Program, previously featured an unorganized collection of artifacts and static interactive displays to document the rich history of the OSU Football Program. The space had no cohesive sense of purpose and was generally wasted space used solely as a transition through the building. The DLR Group design reorganizes the space, highlighting the National Championship and Heisman trophies won by OSU student-athletes while simultaneously serving as a recruiting space for the coaching staff, and game day attraction for fans. The design eliminates visual clutter and establishes an open floor plate with a main focal point and organically structured content and circulation.
Scope Summary – The scope of this project was a 3,000 SF renovation, and expansion, of the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. The design added an entry lobby at the northeast corner of the building highlighting the traditions of Ohio State's football. The focal point is a championship wall celebrating Ohio State's National Championship Teams. Features include new interactive displays with enhanced specialty lighting highlighting the accomplishments of the Buckeye program, a new welcome desk, and updated graphics throughout. DLR Group provided architecture, structural engineering, audiovisual, graphic design, and exhibit design services.