April 24, 2013
HKS, Inc. was selected as lead designer with Ohio-based Messer Construction Co. for the North Residential District transformation design-build project to revitalize The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio.

The Messer/HKS team was chosen after an intense competitive review process, during which the team identified $26 million in savings to the university, bringing the new project budget to $370 million.

The North Residential District transformation project will include new residential buildings, two new dining centers, a new fitness center and outdoor recreational spaces, which will attract residents and visitors alike.

“HKS is proud to be taking the leadership design team role on the project,” said David Harper, FAIA, director of higher education and principal-in-charge, HKS, Inc. “We believe this project will truly create transformative change that will positively impact the lives of students on The Ohio State campus for the next 100 years.”

For more information, click: http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3687

The HKS Educational Group is a nationally prominent design studio known for delivering effective facility solutions with exceptional care and service. The group has completed major university projects throughout the United States and has a portfolio of projects housing more than 35,000 students. Ranked among the top-five architectural/engineering firms by Building Design+Construction magazine, HKS works locally and regionally on education projects from 30 worldwide offices.

For more information, contact Jennifer Stewart at jstewart@hksinc.com or Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

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