Ohio State University South Campus Central Chiller

The South Campus Central Chiller Plant serves as an iconic anchor at a major entry and pathway into campus and provides a long term, efficient and sustainable solution for chilled water production and distribution.

The materials for the new chiller plant are concrete precast panels with a high sheen polish finish. Large glazed openings are located to help identify the function of the building by framing views of the chiller equipment. Since there are no visible moving parts, dichoric glass fins located in the joints of the precast panels, convey a sense of motion as the colors change from the movement of the sun.

The design incorporates sustainable principals and will be integrated with the planning of LEED certification of other District facilities.


Project Type


Ohio, United States


  • Ross Barney Architects
  • Brad Feinknopf