As Engineer-of-Record for the major stadium renovation and expansion in 2001, Ohio State felt it was pivotal for Osborn to lead the design for the new artificial field turf system at the venerable Ohio Stadium. The 2006 season proved to be much too strenuous on the natural turf. The solution was a permanent artificial field turf system. Osborn worked closely with both Field Turf-Tarkett and the Motz Group (installer of PAT field systems) to design a durable drainage base layer that can be converted back to a natural grass field in the future if an important event at the stadium requires it.
Osborn aided the University in designing and selecting the permanent field markings and oversaw the construction. Osborn again assisted in the 2014 replacement of the turf surface with an upgrade to FieldTurf’s New Revolution monofilament turf product.