18th Avenue Library Research Commons
OSU’s University Libraries desired a space within the existing 18th Avenue Library that would become the main point of connection between researchers across all disciplines at OSU as well as offer a variety of services and resources supporting research. The new Research Commons is envisioned to be a unique, creative, and flexible environment that leverages the latest technology to encourage happenstance discovery and innovation; it is intended to raise the bar for interdisciplinary partnerships, teamwork, and research.
The space enhances the research process by enabling relationship-building and fostering a greater sense of participation in the full spectrum of research. The Research Commons environment encourages researchers to interact and connect spontaneously across
typical academic barriers through the use of transparency, embedded technology, and multi-functional space geared towards presentations, group sessions, and the brainstorming of new ideas.
Size 9,700 SF
Location Columbus, OH
Completion Date 2015