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.

Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Hub Tower Conference Center
Office Renovation
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
219 Eighth Street
Dodge House Renovations
Ames Lab Metals Development Air Handling Unit Replacement
ETRC Hoover Hall
Common Ground - Coffee Shop
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
Reid “E” Research Facility
DSM Airport Energy Effiency Improvements
Corporate Highrise
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Covered Walkway
Parking Garage
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Geoffroy Residence Hall
Hub Tower Elevator Modernization
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Biological Sciences Facility
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Camp Dodge Chapel Addition and Renovation
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Memorial Union Food Court
Home Office Building with Expansion
ETRC Howe Hall
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
Iowa Events Center
Levitt Center for University Advancement
Science Center - New Facility
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
New Office
ABC - Office Build-Out
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Executive Suites Renovation
Lied Recreation Center - New Heating Water Plant
IADA Office Renovation
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
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