The Ohio State University at Lima and Lima Technical College, Life and Physical Sciences Building

Lima, Ohio

  • FIRM

    Champlin Architecture


    The Ohio State University, Office of the University Architect and Physical Planning

  • AREA

    80,000 sq.ft.





The Life and Physical Sciences Building is a stunning new addition to this campus, completing the original 1970s modernist quadrangle. Its functional, aesthetic and technological design provides a state-of-the-art setting for science and mathematics programs, comparable to those found on large university campuses.

This expansive facility ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$150.00FEATURED IN2000 Architectural Portfolio chemistry, biology, physics, geology and general mathematics departments. The typical lab size accommodates 24 students, and there are numerous pre-labs and research labs. Each lab is equipped to provide teaching flexibility, including a fiber-optic backbone and data ports at all desk locations, and video projection for teaching aids.

Classrooms range from 35-person rooms outfitted specifically for instructing mathematics to a variety of tiered lecture halls. The halls will be used for student instruction, as well as community activities and outreach programs.

Amenities abound: an attractive and generously sized lobby greets students and faculty at the main quad entrance. Beyond is a soaring four-story daylighted lightwell, with dual, converging staircases ascending the second floor, providing additional lounge and interaction space.

Photographer: ©Richard Loesch