OSU Scott Laboratory

Ruscilli was selected by The Ohio State University to undertake this 240,000 sf project. During the multi-phase demolition of the existing Robinson Laboratory, new space for the Mechanical Engineering department was constructed. Because Robinson
Laboratory was occupied, Ruscilli coordinated the rerouting of all traffic and class locations on this “postage stamp” project.

The new building houses classrooms, instructional computing, research computing, instructional labs for nuclear engineering, gas dynamics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, experimental mechanics, metrology, manufacturing, tribology, vibrations, automotive research, nanotechnology, and heavy vibrations, departmental offices, meeting spaces and student services.

OSU Marion Science & Engineering Building

This 32,500sf Science and Engineering Building, located in the academic core of the Marion campus, includes teaching and research laboratories for Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. The building also includes space for the Prairie Laboratory, greenhouse, classrooms, offices, and informal study and gathering spaces throughout the building within lobbies and corridors. The building contains contiguous blocks of laboratories that promote teaching and connectivity enhancing student collaboration.

OSU Lane Avenue Parking Garage

This new six-story, post-tension, cast-in-place parking garage complex offers nearly 1400 spaces to serve the north gateway campus. The garage includes traffic coating on all elevated decks, three elevators with two cast-in-place stair towers, and a combination of stainless steel mesh/brick/storefront exterior. This was part of a larger project that included the construction of a new academic services building.

Otterbein University The Point

The Point is a 62,000 square foot facility located in Westerville, Ohio. Originally constructed in 1969 by Mettler-Toledo as an office/warehouse facility, this Steelox/Armco pre-engineered metal building was renovated in 2016 to serve as the home for Otterbein’s interdisciplinary academic and innovation center.

In 2017, Otterbein University engaged WSA Studios to design the remainder of the space and develop new architectural features that inspire innovation and enhance the University Brand.

The 40,000 square foot interior build-out included a new entrance on the south side of the facility, interior space improvements within the empty shell and modifications within the existing space. The new spaces include technology-rich instructional areas, functioning labs, flexible meeting and collaboration space, and offices. A catering kitchen, coffee shop and game room, along with all necessary building support found in modern campus facilities are also included

OSU Advanced Materials Corridor

This undertaking involves the total renovation / replacement of the 50-year old Koffolt, Fontana and Macquigg Laboratory complex totaling 192,000 square feet. The new and renovated spaces include teaching laboratories, research laboratories, lecture halls, classrooms, offices, distance learning, and penthouse space. Because the site is juxtapositioned within the dense central core of the campus and enjoins adjacent buildings, a multi-phase enabling program is also included to support utility, MEP systems, and swing space needs to accommodate classroom operations during construction. Upon completion, the buildings will house the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

OSU Schumaker Student-Athlete Development Center

The new 110,000 square foot Schumaker Student-Athlete Development Complex provides a state-of-the-art facility for nutritional, physical, and psychological development of student-athletes for 33 University teams. The facility includes hydrotherapy, training/taping areas, rehabilitation areas, examination rooms, offices, locker rooms, multi-purpose area, full-service kitchen and dining to accommodate all University athletes. Over 800 student-athletes will lift, condition, train, and rehabilitate injuries in the complex while benefiting from nutritional and mental preparation for peak performance. Located in the heart of the Athletic District and connected to the iconic Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the facility will also serve as the training “hub” for 33 Olympic sport teams.


OSU SciTech Microscopy Characterization Lab/Research Facility

Phase I – This new 20,000sf Microscopy Characterization Laboratory & Research Facility was developed for The Ohio State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This unique facility houses a number of sophisticated and highly sensitive microscopes for the Center for Electron Microscope and Analysis (CEMAS) including several Titan, OSIRIS, Technai, Spirit, ESEM, Quanta, Helios, Magellan, Sirion, and Nova microscopes. When construction was completed, the center underwent specialized testing to ensure the device specifications were met. Tests revealed that the facility performs equal to or better than the highest standards achieved by any electron microscopy facility in the world.

Phase II – The facility was subsequently expanded by converting 7,000sf of existing warehouse space to accommodate 65 additional seats in an open office environment, 4 private offices, 2 collaborations areas, lounges, new conference rooms, breakout rooms, restrooms, and kitchenette.

University of Findlay Student Life Services & College of Business

This new building complex serves multiple functions under one roof including student life, college of business, bookstore, food services, student services, mail and copy center, and gathering space “hangar”. The configuration and juxtaposition of the building reinforces the newly formed “green” which acts as an extension of the Union to provide a formal connection to the campus.

The Student Life Center encourages social interaction by offering comfortable interior and exterior spaces for various activities. The Central Gathering Place is broken into different zones to support multiple program functions. The Book Store is designed to reflect successful retail planning strategies. The College of Business offers its own unique entry and occupies the entire upper floor including classrooms along an open corridor with clerestory lighting for work sessions and study groups.