The Ohio Union is a state-of-the-art student center at The Ohio State University. Several significant campus open spaces were created as part of the project including a public plaza, an intimate courtyard and a ceremonial lawn. Each space has a direct connection with the internal programmed spaces of the building. The details of the space were carefully considered to encourage impromptu daily use while also accommodating larger planned events. The project has achieved a LEED Silver rating from the United State Green Building Council.