|District:||Ohio State University|
|Building Use:||Academic Buildings|
|Style (Original):||Second Italian Renaissance Revival|
|Architect (Original):||Allen and Collins|
|Renovation Design Architect:||Gund Partnership|
|Renovation Associate Architect:||Acock Associates Architects|
|Year Completed (Original):||1912|
|Year Completed (Renovation):||2009|
The hulking focal point of Ohio State’s central green, ‘The Oval’, the Thompson Library is a breathtaking blend of 20th and 21st Century design.
The original building was constructed to house the growing University’s significant library under one roof. It has experienced much change over its 100 year life span including three major additions and the demolition of the second addition as part of the third addition project.
The library is named after William Oxley Thompson, the fifth president of the University. He served as President for 26 years, during which the University experienced much growth and significantly increased its academic standing.