BBS Architects Engineers

The University of Iowa

Levitt Center for University Advancement
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Levitt Center for University Advancement

In conjunction with consultants:

  • Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects–Design
  • Crose-Gardner Associates–Landscape Architects
  • Harry Skolodz, Inc.–Foodservice
  • Shem Milsom & Wilke, Inc.–A/V & Acoustics
  • Taylor Ball–Cost
  • Code Consultants, Inc.–Code
  • H. M. Brandston–Lighting

Construction Completed: 1998
Project Data: 117,500 SF

Client Need:
The Levitt Center for University Advancement serves as a welcoming and meeting center for strategic advancement purposes. It includes office space for the University of Iowa Foundation, the University of Iowa Alumni Association, and the University’s Division of Alumni Services and Records. In addition to office spaces, the building provides spaces for public meetings, banquets, and receptions.

BBS Approach:
BBS was the Architects and Engineers of Record with Gwathmey Siegel and Associates Architects as the Design Architect.

Project Results:

  • The primary public presentation of the building is the rotunda which is oriented to the Iowa River.
  • The rotunda establishes the primary image, form and presence of the building, and is positioned on the east end of the site.
  • Juxtaposed to the west of the rotunda is the office block portion of the building, which serves the three departments stated above.
  • The building was designed with architectural distinction, incorporating contemporary materials of glass block and powder coated aluminum panels, as well as Indiana limestone, which is found on many campus buildings.  
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Covered Walkway
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
New Office
Hub Tower Conference Center
Iowa Events Center
Home Office Building with Expansion
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
Corporate Headquarters
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Corporate Headquarters
Dodge House Renovations
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
IADA Office Renovation
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
Corporate Highrise
New Facility
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Memorial Union Food Court
Parking Garage
Office Renovation
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
College of Human Sciences
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Goodnow Hall Restoration & Renovation
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
ETRC Hoover Hall
Reid “E” Research Facility
219 Eighth Street
Biological Sciences Facility
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
ETRC Howe Hall
Executive Suites Renovation
© 2020 BBS Architects | engineers, All rights reserved.