Iowa State University Economic - Development Core Facility

Ames, IA

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Architecture Overview:

This new center brings together previously separate services and expertise related to ISU’s economic development and company assistance programs and the Administration and Services of the ISU Research Park, under one roof. The new facility is designed around a core of collaboration spaces supporting a wide range of interaction and engagement: social, professional, educational, from startup to established multi-national corporations. The design supports the clients’ desire to foster a culture of engagement and exchange recognizing the value of people forming relationships.

Interior Design Overview:

The building's lobby and centrally located "Hub Commons" is a large open active space for exchange that supports scheduled meetings or impromptu huddles. The Commons area is a multipurpose space able to host conference events or a cafe style working environment. Active open space to more focused and privately controlled spaces are arranged around the core.

Landscape Architecture Overview:

The site connects with the building core with broad panel lawns and plaza space serving to support outdoor social gatherings, recognizing that strong collaboration grows from both professional and social relationships.

  • CLIENT: Iowa State Univeristy
  • COMPLETE: June 2016
  • SIZE:
    40,000 Sq. Ft. of New Construction
  • SUSTAINABLE: Seeking LEED for New Construction v4.0 -
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