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Ohio State University

When facility managers at Ohio State University (OSU), one of the nation’s largest campuses, set out to build a new state-of-the-art recreational facility, they undertook one of the largest, most complex college facility projects in the country. Their search for components that balanced outstanding durability, accessibility and high aesthetic value led them to select a variety of products from DORMA Architectural Hardware.


Moody, Nolan, Ltd.


Gilbane Construction


Ott, Inc.


Craig Shanahan, AHC, GS Sales & Marketing


Columbus, OH, United States

Project details
Ohio State University selected a variety of products from DORMA Architectural Hardware to meet the rigorous demands of the Recreation and Physical Activity Center. A recreation center this big has a lot of pedestrian traffic to manage. Ohio State’s campus houses roughly 50,000 students. And the center isn’t exclusively for students: it’s open to the public and faculty as well. This results in over 5,500 people using the facility every day or nearly 300 per hour.