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.

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