Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind

Columbus, OH USA

Facilities Programming, Open Space and Site Feasibility Study – This project was intended to design and provide new facilities, open space and pedestrian circulation system improvements for the Ohio School for the Deaf in accordance with the goals and principles established by the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission and the school’s stakeholders.  The Ohio School for the Deaf calls for priority capital improvements, existing building renovations and new infill development focused on the creation of well-defined open spaces between buildings that will create stronger links from the core of the campus to Ohio State School for the Blind.

Goals of the Master Plan include:

1. Create a cohesive overall design concept that incorporates a variety of landscape typologies.
2. Restore areas disrupted by phased construction activities and link multiple projects.
3. Minimize pedestrian and vehicular conflicts.
4. Expand and add new facilities and improve pedestrian access and usable open space, while enhancing environmental qualities.

 

Ohio State School for the Blind and Ohio School for the Deaf Campuses