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.

Geoffroy Residence Hall
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Corporate Highrise
BBS at 219 8th Street
219 Eighth Street
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Hub Tower Conference Center
Richard Bolling Federal Building Study and Arc Flash Assesment
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Ames Laboratory Metal Development and Wilhelm Hall Electrical Study
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
Office Renovation
Iowa Events Center
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Dodge House Renovations
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Ames Laboratory Metal Development and Wilhelm Hall Electrical Upgrades
Science Center - New Facility
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
Memorial Union Food Court
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Covered Walkway
New Office
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Camp Dodge Urban Assault Course
ABC - Office Build-Out
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Reid “E” Research Facility
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Camp Dodge Chapel Addition and Renovation
Parking Garage
IADA Office Renovation
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Federal Building Study and Arc Flash Assessment
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Home Office Building with Expansion
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
ETRC Howe Hall
Ames Laboratory TASF and Spedding Hall Arc Flash Study
Executive Suites Renovation
ETRC Hoover Hall
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Biological Sciences Facility
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Hub Tower Elevator Modernization
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
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