Ohio University

Grover Center Expansion

The Grover Center Expansion involved renovations to an existing gymnasium into usable space for The School of Nursing and School of Applied Health Sciences & Wellness (AHSW). An intermediate floor structure was built, which created two floor levels within the existing space that previously made up the gymnasium.

The first floor now includes four research labs, an atrium kitchen pantry, two athletic training labs and the Nutrition Education Center with test kitchen lab. Dependent upon their research needs, these research labs can range in size from four smaller areas to one larger lab with the use of operable partitions.

The second floor of the gymnasium now provides space for the School of Nursing. The primary area includes four bedside skills labs. Nursing specific simulation spaces include two IPCMS stations (Immersive Patient Care Management Simulation) and four ambulatory clinic rooms. A large classroom space with moveable seating and mobile white boards was also part of the expansion.

The focus of the project was to design a multi-use, multi-functional facility. The new space promotes disciplinary collaboration, maximizes University resources and embodies state of the art, forward thinking through the integration of technology, flexibility and adaptability.

Project Details


Ohio University


Athens, Ohio


Phase I: 2016
Phase II: 2017


40,275 Square Feet


Silver Certified

Key Team Members

  • Brian Miner
  • Chitra Matthai
  • Ben Rantilla
  • Ben Grow
  • Paul Kilgore
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