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.

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