Office of the University Architect
The Office of the University Architect is responsible for the design process for projects above $100,000, campus-wide design standards, and project records.
Project Design Process
During the project design process, the Office of the University Architect is responsible for formulation of project budgets, design professional selection, contractual negotiations, and design oversight to ensure continuity of Iowa State University's legacy of architectural design excellence.
Campus Design Standards
The Office of the University Architect is responsible for developing and maintaining campus-wide design standards outlines in the Facilities Design Manual for all projects above $100,000. The office also provides:
- professional and technical guidance concerning compliance with applicable building codes and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- review and approval of building signage
- banner program working closely with the Office of University Marketing.
The Office of the University Architect oversees the record keeping of all project drawings, which provide information about the physical environment dating back to the early days of the university.
To obtain information related to campus buildings on file, contact the University Architect. Copies of available documents will be released electronically. Original documents will not be released due to their fragile nature.
Other archived historical records are available through the Special Collections and University Archives in Parks Library.