BBS Architects Engineers

Iowa State University

College of Human Sciences

Construction Data:

  • Human Nutritional Sciences Building: 34,400 SF
  • LeBaron Hall: 61,500 SF
  • MacKay Hall: 86,400 SF
  • Palmer Building: 34,400 SF

Completion Date: January 2014

Evolving space needs in four linked buildings near the heart of the ISU campus initiated this study of the building systems to determine how well the existing buildings will support programmatic needs. The Dean of the College and Facilities Planning and Management requested a summative graphic document that would quickly communicate conclusions reached in the study. A series of green-yellow-red color coded plans summarize good-fair-poor conditions for each primary system. A detailed narrative and spreadsheets provide the in-depth information needed to support future maintenance and planning strategies by the University.

BBS Architects | Engineers reviewed existing drawings and performed a visual assessment to prepare the report. Conditions and capacities of each primary site and building system were assessed including primary mechanical and electrical equipment. Architectural spatial quality was also reviewed. Corridor and wayfinding systems, restroom locations and capacities, and general visual characteristics of entrances and primary spaces were documented.

Biological Sciences Facility
ETRC Howe Hall
Reid “E” Research Facility
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Corporate Headquarters
IADA Office Renovation
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
New Facility
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Executive Suites Renovation
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Corporate Highrise
New Office
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Des Moines Public Market
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
ETRC Hoover Hall
Memorial Union Food Court
219 Eighth Street
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Hub Tower Conference Center
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
ABC - Office Build-Out
Iowa Events Center
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
Parking Garage
Dodge House Renovations
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Goodnow Hall Restoration & Renovation
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Office Renovation
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
Covered Walkway
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Home Office Building with Expansion
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