The Ohio State University - Boardwalk & Outdoor Classroom
Location: Mansfield, OH
Date: September 1, 2015
Firm's Responsibility: General Contractor
Scope: An area for environmental studies, research and community engagement activities has become a reality through the generosity of Grant and Mary Milliron. The gift included the design and construction of the Grant and Mary Milliron Research Wetlands & Classroom adjacent to Riedl Hall.
Plans included the construction of a three- to six-foot-wide walkway from the existing path on the west side of the wetlands to the east side, with an observation platform near the center peninsula. The boardwalk is handicapped accessible and three small non-public walk-extensions are provided for restricted access for research.
An outdoor hillside classroom for instruction is located southeast of Riedl Hall which has sandstone layered in theatre-style seating on a slope with a limestone pad for the lecture area. The sandstone was supplied by Milliron. The outdoor classroom accommodates 25-40 students and has WiFi capability.
Self-Performed Services: Site work, excavation, concrete foundations, boardwalk framing