Design for Innovation

RIFFE HALL FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM & LIBRARY

NEW CLASSROOM MODEL

The new flexible instruction and classroom space on the first floor of Riffe Hall accommodates multi-use functions for the College of Pharmacy. The space creates a much needed higher occupancy plan for the building, accommodating 150 students. It now serves as the go-to collaborative space for small groups and large groups alike. The space also utilizes state of the art audio visual and information technology systems to support the innovative learning environment.
 

PROJECT OUTCOME

A new classroom entrance off the main corridor will allow students to enter and exit the space without disturbing the adjacent library. The furniture and materials were selected to make the space as versatile as possible, with sections of colored carpet patterns which indicate the exact locations where desks and seating can be moved throughout the room to create different arrangements. This makes it easy for the classroom to convert from lecture seating into small group collaborative space.

The updated space provides a competitive edge above regional universities to attract future pharmacy students to Ohio State.

QUICK FACTS

Year Completed: October 2018
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University
Square Footage: 4,287 SF
Consultants: Dynamix Engineering, Lawhon & Associates, Jezerinac Geers & Associates