Space flexibility was one of the key project goals for the Research Commons in the 18th Avenue Library at Ohio State University in Columbus. Cory Klein Photography
Space flexibility was one of the key project goals for the Research Commons in the 18th Avenue Library at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Breaking Silos

Converting a library into a research commons.

What type of academic space encourages students from different disciplines to brainstorm, study and innovate in one another’s company? This was the question put to team members who worked on the new Research Commons in the 18th Avenue Library at Ohio State University in Columbus. The goal was to create a highly flexible environment capable of leveraging the latest technology while fostering discovery, education and innovation.

The resulting design was the product of a collaborat

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