The Ohio State University

Wooster Science Building

Hasenstab partnered with design architect, Sasaki, to provide comprehensive architectural services for a new 66,000 square foot science building for The Ohio State University’s Wooster Campus.

The new facility houses the research functions for the entomology department, while also serving the campus’s undergraduate population by incorporating chemistry teaching labs and associated support space. Lab and support spaces were designed to accommodate multiple uses by a variety of departments.


The building serves as a hub for the campus’s community outreach programs by including a bug zoo and 100-student multi-purpose classroom space that can be utilized for classes as well as industry teaching sessions.A cafe located in the public zone of the building is designed to promote interactions between various campus faculty, staff and campus visitors. The laboratory areas consists of open labs, support space and offices/seminar areas. Open lab spaces are separated by glass walls to maximize light and encourage interaction. This building is the first building on campus that was designed to help foster a ‘one campus’ feel.


Project Details


Wooster, Ohio




66,000 Square Feet




2021 AIA Akron Design Awards – Honor Award: Interiors

2021 ASID Ohio North Interior Design Award – Educational Space

2021 IIDA Cleveland Akron Interior Design Awards: Best in “LEARN” Category

Key Team Members

  • Brian Miner
  • Ben Rantilla
  • Amber Duco
  • Regan O'Neill
  • Chitra Matthai
  • Ben Grow
  • Rose Grow
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