BBS Architects Engineers

Iowa State University

ETRC Hoover Hall
ETRC Hoover Hall
ETRC Hoover Hall
ETRC Hoover Hall
ETRC Hoover Hall

Completion Date: October 2003
Project Data: 80,000 GSF
Construction Cost: $15.1 million

Client Need:
The Engineering Teaching and Research Complex (ETRC), located on the Iowa State University Campus, was planned to bring together two major entities of the University: the College of Engineering and the Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT) in a way that would advance engineering education, applied research, and outreach capabilities. The stated goal of the university was to have a complex possessing a timeless character, devoid of any particular architectural style. Hoover Hall was envisioned to sit comfortably in its surrounding architectural context while enhancing the already established and distinctive identity of ETRC.

BBS Approach:
Brooks Borg Skiles and Ellerbe Beckett collaborated on the design of the Complex.

Project Results:

  • Howe Hall, the first of two buildings for ETRC, was completed in 2000.
  • The second building, Hoover Hall, completed in 2003, was envisioned to house a diverse and interactive group of functions ranging from research and teaching labs to specialized classrooms.
  • Hoover Hall occupies the southern edge of the site framing the existing historic Marston Water Tower located on the northeast corner of the site.
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Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Home Office Building with Expansion
Iowa Events Center
ETRC Howe Hall
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
ABC - Office Build-Out
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
IADA Office Renovation
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
College of Human Sciences
Corporate Highrise
Hub Tower Conference Center
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Ames Laboratory TASF and Spedding Hall Arc Flash Study
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
New Office
Reid “E” Research Facility
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Ames Laboratory Metal Development and Wilhelm Hall Electrical Study
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Executive Suites Renovation
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Memorial Union Food Court
Covered Walkway
Biological Sciences Facility
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
219 Eighth Street
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Dodge House Renovations
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Federal Building Study and Arc Flash Assessment
Extension 4-H Youth Building
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Richard Bolling Federal Building Study and Arc Flash Assesment
Hub Tower Elevator Modernization
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Camp Dodge Urban Assault Course
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Ames Laboratory Metal Development and Wilhelm Hall Electrical Upgrades
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
Parking Garage
Geoffroy Residence Hall
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