Design for Innovation



Hagerty is one of the most significant structures on the campus at Ohio State. Built in 1920 on the Oval, a quadrangle that anchors campus, the building was expanded in 1959 and then fell into disarray over time. The rehabilitated structure features a new auditorium, a central outdoor courtyard and new technology infused learning and mentoring environments for foreign language education. The building accommodates unique spaces that provide streaming video from around the world in real time. Featured spaces include an international café, faculty offices, sophisticated distance learning classrooms, a language learning laboratory, a global gallery, and a performance based auditorium and courtyard space.



The Ohio State University harnesses the World Media & Culture Center to package educational off erings that are used around the globe. The fi rst fl oor of the Center includes a hyper-media center, a recording studio, and laboratories which facilitate this export. Since its inception, the University has been expanded their affiliation with third party universities and private organizations, and OSU has increased its infl uence in the propagation of cultural understanding throughout the Midwest.

Read our recent Reclaiming Columbus post on the World Media & Culture Center here.


Year Completed: 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Client: The Ohio State University
Square Footage: 131,000 SF
Consultants: Leers Weinzapfel, Korda Engineering, Kabil Associates, Michael Boucher
Construction Manager: Miles McClellan