College of Design

Official abbreviation: DESIGN

Constructed in 1978
Additions built in 1999,

Building Supervisor
College of Design photo
Building Open Hours
These don't reflect business hours for offices within the building; see office websites for business hours.
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7 AM - 5:30 PM7 AM - 5:30 PM7 AM - 5:30 PM7 AM - 5:30 PM7 AM - 5:30 PMClosedClosed
Location
715 BISSELL RD
AMES, IA 50011-1066
Latitude: 42.02863
Longitude: -93.65332

3D SketchUp Model from the Trimble Warehouse
Services / Maintenance / Projects

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Custodial Service by Custodial Team 3
  • Team Supervisor: Tamie Knoll
  • Custodians: Dan Isaacson,Mark McConeghey,Dwight Thompson

  • 10:40 AM: Collection / Delivery (Hallway 0023)
  • 2:30 PM: Collection only (Hallway 0023)

Dumpster collection by Campus Services
  • Monday: between Noon and 3 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM, between Noon and 3 PM ()
  • Wednesday: between Noon and 3 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
  • Thursday: between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM, between Noon and 3 PM ()
  • Friday: between Noon and 3 PM (), between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM
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.