Marston Hall photo

Marston Hall

Official abbreviation: MARSTON

Constructed in 1903

Space in this building

65,449 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
7:00 AM -
11:00 PM
7:00 AM -
11:00 PM
7:00 AM -
11:00 PM
7:00 AM -
11:00 PM
7:00 AM -
7:00 PM
7:00 AM -
7:00 PM
11:00 AM -
11:00 PM
Building Supervisor:


Street Address:

AMES, IA 50011-2103


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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 1

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Dumpster collection by Campus Services

  • Monday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Thursday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM
  • Friday: between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM

Recycling locations in this building

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


Completed in 1903, this building was originally named Engineering Hall. It was built to house the College of Engineering, the Physics Department, and the State Highway Commission.

In 1947 Engineering Hall was renamed to honor Anson Marston, a world-renowned engineer who in 1897 was responsible for the design and construction of the first free-standing water tower west of the Mississippi, an engineering marvel that still stands today, less than 100 feet from Marston Hall.

Anson Marston joined the Iowa State faculty in 1892 and served as Dean of Engineering from 1904 until 1932, during which time Iowa State established a reputation as one of the best engineering schools in the world, a reputation that endures today.