Students at the Ohio State University campaigned for a new student union after the existing structure grew outdated and difficult to maintain. The Board of Trustees approved plans to demolish the old Ohio Union and build a new one with student input on design. The new construction contains retail spaces, food service, administrative offices, student service spaces, student activities areas, lounges and social spaces, recreation areas, conference and meeting rooms, a performance hall, and an 18,000-square-foot ballroom.
HAWA provided designs for HVAC, electrical lighting, electrical power, technology, plumbing and fire protection systems for this project. Additionally, HAWA provided constructability review services during construction for the systems designed.