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.

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