Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2017

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March 2017 55 MKSK, a landscape architecture firm based in Columbus, Ohio, played an integral role in the $1.1 billion expansion of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Together, the facilities make up OSU's prestigious Comprehensive Cancer Center, and by extension, it was a major step forward in the OSU-Wexner Medical Center's long-range plans and strategies. The OSUCCC — commonly shortened to "The James" — is one of 45 comprehensive cancer hospitals in the nation, named after Arthur G. James, the founder. With the recent expansion in 2014, it is now the third largest cancer hospital in the nation. The hospital treats cancer patients, while cancer research is conducted at the Solove Research Institute, named after Richard J. Solove, best known for his advocacy and philanthropy in the fight against the disease. A phased development plan was created for the expansion — and the "New James." This included "re-imagining" the Chlois G. Ingram Spirit of Women Park; the Phyllis G. Jones Legacy Park; the Gerbig, Snell-Weisheimer Children's Park; the new James Forecourt Plaza; and the Phyllis Kaldor Hope Garden. All these sites are part of the Ohio State University campus and the OSU-Wexner Medical Center, and have been named after Cancer Center donors. Chlois G. Ingram Spirit of Women Park The landscape architecture team collaborated with OLIN to "repurpose" an underutilized flat lawn panel as a respite garden and create a new home for the Chlois G. Ingram Spirit of Women Park. Ingram was a dedicated American Red Cross volunteer at the OSU Medical Center in MKSK collaborated with OLIN Landscape Architecture to . . . "repurpose" an underutilized flat lawn panel as a respite garden and create a new home for the park.

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