Evans Scholars HouseThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus, OH

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SIZE: 40,000 SF COST: $6.1 million COMPLETION DATE: 2009

The Evans Scholarship is a highly respected, coeducational program of the Western Golf Association that provides scholarships to students who are active as golf caddies during high school or in the summers. The Evans Scholars Scholarship House at OSU is the result of 10 years of planning and cooperation among several diverse interested groups. The design solution provides high density student housing that maintains the look, feel and requirements of the residential neighborhood. Housing 80 students in a variety of suites and double rooms with private bathrooms, the building also includes dedicated study spaces, game rooms, covered porches, laundry facilities, a workout room, storage, media production room, a living room and library providing plenty of social interaction and alternative study areas.

The entire building was built to be state-of-the-art, served with two high bandwidth data lines and completely wireless in all areas. All rooms are equipped with multiple data ports and electrical outlets to accommodate student’s gaming and study needs. The heat pump system provides individual control to all rooms. Energy usage for the first months of operation based on utility company invoices, was one third the cost of a typical OSU building.