Newark, Ohio This 71,000 SF facility was designed and constructed to serve both Central Ohio Technical College and the Newark Campus of The Ohio State University. The Technology Conference Center is a high-tech teaching facility that houses conferencing and meeting spaces, a 600 seat auditorium, breakout rooms, and a student lounge/food service area.
Because the Technology Conference Center is used by various departments of both COTC and OSU, flexibility of interior spaces and technology/media applications were primary goals. In addition, the building’s location at a new entry to the campus means that it establishes the first impression for visitors of COTC/OSU. It was therefore important that the Center’s exterior architecture establish the appropriate image.
Due to the critical nature of the building’s technology systems, The Collaborative assisted the Building Committee in evaluating and selecting the most qualified technology expert for the project.