ikon.5 architects, in association with M+A Architects, has been selected to design a new addition to Newton Hall, home to The Ohio State University College of Nursing. This project will reinforce the College’s core goals to produce the highest caliber nurses, leaders, and health professionals and transform healthcare to positively impact and sustain wellness through transdisciplinary and innovative education, research, and evidence-based clinical practice.

Located on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Neil Avenue, the new addition will serve as the gateway to campus from the south, transitioning from large historic urban homes to Academic Main Street, connecting Health and Science District, South Residential District and landmarks like Mirror Lake, Thompson Library and the Oval. The scope of work includes a three-story 22,500-square-foot addition to the south of Newton Hall that accommodate classrooms, commons spaces and, offices. Renovations in the existing Newton Hall will include a comprehensive primary care clinic, higher density open office areas, upgraded classrooms, and collaboration space.

The College of Nursing has been educating nurses since its founding in 1914 and has occupied Newton Hall since it was built in 1967. The College of Nursing is currently the country’s top-rated public college for graduate programs, ranked fifth by U.S. News & World Report, and has increased enrollment almost 60% in the past six years.

“We look forward to working with the College of Nursing and The Ohio State University to design an addition that enhances both the highly visible site within the campus and the institutional mission of the College of Nursing,” said Joe Tattoni, design principal of ikon.5 architects.

Columbus-based M+A Architects will serve as Architect-of-Record. Principal P'Elizabeth Koelker, AIA, NCARB, said, "We are honored to have been selected as Architect of Record, and look forward to helping the University realize what we know will be a beautiful, dynamic and inspirational project, collaborating with University and College leadership and our partners at ikon.5.” .


Kristen Leone