Design for Innovation



Conceived as a means to further their mission of intentional blending of the liberal arts and professional skills, The Point at Otterbein is a STEAM educational center on the edge of campus and incorporates Students, educators, business, industry and regional economic planning and development partners all in one location. The project adapts an existing warehouse to create innovative educational space targeted towards the University’s burgeoning engineering, education, nursing, sports administration and business programs. This space is the direction the University is taking for their future.



Ideas are generated here, but the purpose of the center is to convert ideas into commercialized products and services. When the project is complete, the space will drive an identity for the University, attract top caliber students and faculty, and initiate strong connections with leading private and public sector partners. To date, the first phase of the project has created tenant relationships with Nestle, Polymer Ohio, and Nikola Labs.


Year Completed: Est. 7/2018
Location: Westerville, Ohio
Client: Otterbein University
Square Footage: 42,000 SF
Consultants: Jezerinac Geers, KLH Engineering
Construction Manager: Corna Kokosing Construction