Projects : health  
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Research and Graduate Education Complex
Rootstown, OH
92,000 gsf
$34 million (estimated)

Ellenzweig is working with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to program, design, and construct the new Research and Graduate Education Complex, comprised of a new Research and Graduate Education Building, expansion and renovation of the Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU), and the renovation of Building ā€œDā€ to provide laboratories for public/private partnership use. Program components include research laboratories, lab support, student activities areas, conference rooms, and faculty offices.

During the programming phase of work, NEOMED requested that the planning team undertake a Master Planning study to locate the new research and graduate educational facility and the CMU expansion in the context of a 25-year outlook of campus growth. To this end, the team worked with NEOMED to develop a list of probable projects that would occur within this time frame, serving as the basis of the campus growth scenario. The planning effort included development and refinement of build-out options and associated phasing, as well as illustrations of the campus at the conclusion of the first phase and after 25 years of growth.

Construction of the first phase of the campus expansion, which consists of the new Research and Graduate Education Building, the CMU expansion, and the Building "D" renovation, is underway and will be complete in 2013. The project will achieve, at a minimum, LEED Silver certification.

Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a community-based, public institution focused on the inter-professional training of health professionals; its mission promotes education, research, and service. NEOMED is a member of the university system of Ohio and its partners include teaching hospitals, community sites and boards of health.