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Howe Hall

Official abbreviation: HOWE

Constructed in 1999

Space in this building

203,143 total square feet

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Departments and space usage

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Building Open Hours

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Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-1096


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3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse

Services / Maintenance / Projects

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Custodial Service is provided by Custodial Team 2

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Mail Service by Postal and Parcel Services

  • 10:50 AM: Collection / Delivery (Room 1285-X3)
  • 1:40 PM: Collection / Delivery (Room 1285-X3)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Tuesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: 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.


Stanley and Helen Howe Hall facilitates an education focused on enhancing student learning through advanced visualization technology, practice-orientated experiences on industrially relevant research, and regular interaction with visiting engineers. It's high-tech classrooms, lecture hall, and state-of-the-art laboratories provide resources to engineering graduates of Iowa State University on the cutting edge of their profession. Designed by Brooks Borg Skiles and Ellerbe Becket in 1999, Howe Hall houses the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the Virtual Reality Applications Center, CIRAS, and Engineering Distance Education. It also has environmental and aerodynamic wind tunnels with new research capabilities and an experimental underwater acoustics facility, the first of its kind in the state of Iowa. Located in the four story atrium is one of the main features of Howe Hall, the C-6 virtual reality lab, one of the most advanced synthetic environments in the world and the only facility of its kind in the United States.

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