College of Design photo

College of Design

Official abbreviation: DESIGN

Constructed in 1978
Additions built in 1999,

Space in this building

163,028 total square feet

Floor Plans

All rooms in this building

Departments and space usage

Emergency Maps from Environmental Health and Safety

Building Open Hours

These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
6:00 AM -
10:00 PM
6:00 AM -
10:00 PM
6:00 AM -
10:00 PM
6:00 AM -
10:00 PM
6:00 AM -
10:00 PM
10:00 AM -
10:00 PM
12:00 PM -
10:00 PM
Building Supervisor:
MILLER, MICHAEL C
294-8509
mcmiller@iastate.edu

Location

Street Address:

715 BISSELL RD
AMES, IA 50011-1066

Latitude:42.02863
Longitude:-93.65332

See this building on the online campus map

See this building on Google Maps

Nearby parking lots

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

Current FP&M maintenance requests and projects

Utility outage log

Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 3

Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 10:40 AM: Collection / Delivery (Hallway 0023)
  • 2:50 PM: Collection only (Hallway 0023)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM ()
  • Wednesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM, between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM ()
  • Friday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM

Recycling locations in this building

To request service, call 294-5100 or issue an online service request.

History

The College of Design building opened in 1978, allowing the university to combine the curricula of Architecture (formerly in the College of Engineering), Landscape Architecture (formerly in the College of Agriculture), Art and Design, and Interior Design (both formerly in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences) together in the newly formed College of Design.

The building is actually built like two six-story non-rectangular parallelograms connected at the top and sides with smoke gray glass, creating an impressive skylight which runs the length of the building. Shadows from the framework of the skylight cast ever-changing patterns across the walls of the building during the daylight hours, and the open court beneath the skylight means that there are no dark corridors anywhere in the building.

The unique design has a practical function, though, aside from its visual appeal. The design assures that every classroom and workspace in the building is on an exterior wall, making maximum use of natural lighting during daytime classes.