DesignGroup renovates historic Moseley Hall at Bowling Green State University as innovative STEM education and research center

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – July 31, 2017 DesignGroup has completely renovated and updated Moseley Hall, a Traditions Building on the campus of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), to be an interdisciplinary science laboratory building. Opening in August 2017, the 43,000-square-foot building will be devoted to best practices in undergraduate science education and will provide space for the biology (including anatomy and physiology), chemistry, forensics and geology departments as well as the medical laboratory science program.

Designed by DesignGroup’s Columbus, Ohio, office in collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross of Baltimore, the building is located on the historic Traditions Quad of the campus in Bowling Green, Ohio. Both science majors and non-science majors will enjoy access to the new facilities.

Originally an agriculture and science building at BGSU when it was erected in 1916, Moseley Hall was once home to livestock on the first floor. Since the late 1960s, Moseley Hall has been used for general classroom space. This $21-million renovation project will return it to its roots as a science building.

The four-story building includes two sets of cutting-edge teaching labs on each floor, with stock and prep rooms and open collaborative spaces in between that encourage engaged learning experiences between students and faculty and group interaction. All super-flex labs have been designed to encourage maximum flexibility in use and evidence-based approaches to science teaching and learning.

The top floor will house chemistry; the second and third floors will be devoted to the biological sciences; while the lower level will be shared by geology and the medical laboratory science program.

“The guiding concept for the renovation of Moseley Hall centered around incorporating up-to-date lab technology and contemporary design inside while restoring the historic structure on the outside,” said DesignGroup Project Manager John Schilling. Its dynamic learning environment, with spaces for formal and informal learning, is designed to promote critical thinking, academic excellence and outstanding professional preparation.

About DesignGroup
Founded in 1972, DesignGroup is an AIA Ohio Gold Medal architecture and design firm with offices in Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The practice focuses on civic + cultural, education, library, healthcare and office projects. With numerous, award-winning projects located throughout the United States, DesignGroup’s work is unmistakable, with a balance of stunning contemporary architecture, thoughtful renovations and sustainable building practices. Civic responsibility is integral to DesignGroup’s philosophy; beyond bricks and mortar, the firm is deeply involved in community organizations and its design principals are recognized as thought leaders in design. Learn more at

About Bowling Green State University
Located in northwest Ohio, Bowling Green State University offers the benefits of a major university, with the personal, teaching-centered feel of a small college. As a U.S. News and World Report tier-one national university, BGSU embraces its responsibility to advance society through innovative education. The University has approximately 800 full-time faculty and an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students on two campuses and online. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered – along with master’s, specialist and doctoral programs and research and service opportunities – in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies fields.

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