The Ohio State University, Spine Research Institute

Columbus, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Legat & Kingscott


    The Ohio State University

  • AREA

    10,200 sq.ft.





Associated Firms: Advanced Engineering Consultants (MEP), M Engineering (Technology), Gandee & Associates (Hazardous Abatement Consultant)

Design team
Jeffrey Sronkoski, AIA, LEED AP (Principal-in-Charge); Paul Garland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Project Director); Steven Blye, AIA, LEED AP (Project Designer); Carli Sekella, LEED Green ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$59.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio (Project Coordinator)

With disorders of the lumbar and cervical spine affecting as many as 80 percent of adults in the United States and costing more than $100 billion a year, Dr. William Marras and his team of researchers for the Spine Research Institute (SRI) at The Ohio State University selected Legat & Kingscott to design a flexible and open facility that reflects the technology used visually throughout the space. The new space tripled in size to accommodate multiple video motion capture labs, visually connected to a high-tech conference room and supported by research and collaborative areas.
The layout and flow of the design was derived from the brain and spinal column as it relates to SRI’s mission “to systematically improve the state of spine disorder prevention, evaluation and treatment techniques, which is accomplished through evidence-based research and the development of platform technologies.” The focal point of SRI’s lobby is the video motion capture lab, which consists of 36 cameras and a unique structure that is designed to be flexible enough to perform any study imaginable.