A much-needed expansion to the Gerdin Business Building is almost complete! Construction on the 45,000 square-foot addition started in February 2019, with work scheduled to be complete in November 2020. Classes will be held in the new space beginning in January 2021.
The $28 million, four-story addition was designed with students in mind. It includes 40 percent more space, seven team rooms, a central common area that will be available as a student study space, a state-of-the-art sales suite, 35 faculty office spaces, and five additional classrooms.
The expansion was made possible thanks to a $7 million commitment from the Gerdin Charitable Foundation, as well as other generous donors. BNIM of Des Moines and Story Construction of Ames are the design-build team for the addition, which is being constructed on the east side of the Gerdin Business Building, facing Wallace Road.
Project Update: November 5, 2020
Construction fencing has been removed, and Wallace Road has reopened on the east side of the Gerdin Business Building. Inside, workers continue to put the finishing touches on each room, and furniture is arriving for new offices and meeting rooms.