The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. ©2005 Brad Feinknopf
Established: 1972

Staff: 57

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Healthcare Markets: Academic Medical Centers, Acute Care, Education/Research, Heart Hospitals, Long-Term Care, Sports Medicine

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design, Strategic Planning

Three Projects of Note:

The Ohio State University Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital and Vertical Expansion [Columbus, OH] May 2008

Morris Hospital Master Plan/MOB/Campus Expansion [Morris, IL] October 2009

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Master Plan/MOB/Reorganization and Expansion [Rock Springs, WY] March 2009

Contact Information:

Sherm D. Moreland, AIA, LEED AP

515 E. Main St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Ph. (614) 255-0515 Fax: (614) 255-1515



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