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The project consists of creating new facility concepts for a combined Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) facility for purposes of entomology research to replace facilities in Thorne Hall and other locations at the Wooster campus, and for teaching laboratory uses to replace those in Halterman and Skou Halls. This will implement collaborative consolidation of facilities and resources between OARDC and ATI. General program, project vision/goals, and data collected in previous studies have already been developed. The purpose of this project is to examine and identify the next steps to phasing the OARDC and ATI facility consolidation of academic and research functions.


Facility concepts include floor plans, building massing, site plans, infrastructure analysis, and conceptual images for fundraising purposes. Conceptual cost estimates are also provided.


The goals of this study include:


  • Achieve an integrated, flexible, collaborative Research-Teaching Outreach Public/Private Partnering center under one roof with a common vision
  • Advance change in the way people look at and think about the college
  • Promote collaboration, even between individuals, departments, and partners not housed in the facility
  • Encourage all spaces to have multiple functions through flexibility in layout, furniture,equipment, walls, utility connections, and the like
  • Architecture, landscaping, and art will unite a subtle theme that identifies the college and departments
  • Provide for expansion