The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Eye & Ear Institute

LOTH has worked to become a true partner with healthcare providers.

As one of the largest, most diverse academic medical centers in the country, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is in a constant state of growth and change. 2009 marked the opening of OSU’s Eye & Ear Institute, a five-story, 137,000 square-foot facility, home to many healthcare services.


  • create an environment: a facility for efficient, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical care
  • understand and accommodate: meet the unique needs of the   institute’s outpatient surgical care, medical offices and administrative operations
  • product mix: encompassing patient recovery, cafeteria, infusion and consultation areas, waiting, nurse stations, and offices


  • LOTH’s dedicated Healthcare Team: coordinated with OSU’s Designer and facilities group for product selection, space design, and project management
  • determine collaboration needs: analyze how groups interact with other departments and what constitutes collaboration among teams
  • functional workspaces: provided each team member with an appropriate and functional workspace
  • consultation / conversation: provided a variety of open and private settings
  • a range of work areas: created appropriate spaces that support hospital staff


  • collaborative interaction: environment supports staff and patients and their interactions
  • community support: provides state-of-the-art outpatient surgical care in a convenient neighborhood setting.
  • integrated technology: uses technology to enhance collaboration and productivity

The Gowdy Field project has won numerous Brownfield and redevelopment awards and is recognized nationally as a cutting edge landfill redevelopment project.

OSUWMC Eye & Ear Institute.pdf