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Gerdin Grows

Gerdin Grows 2020-01-10T10:21:36-06:00

A much-needed expansion to the Gerdin Business Building is underway! Construction on the three-story, 45,000 square-foot addition started in February 2019, with work expected to be complete in fall 2020. Classes will be held in the new space beginning in January 2021.

The $28 million addition was designed with students in mind and will include more classrooms, computer classrooms, a multi-purpose space, and study areas.

The expansion was made possible thanks to a $7 million commitment from the Gerdin Charitable Foundation. 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.

Click the still photo below to see real-time, live streaming video of the expansion work.

Project Update: January 9, 2020

The expansion project has moved indoors, while exterior work continues with the installation of windows, the waterproof roof membrane, and brickwork on the new third floor. The skylight has been installed over the new lobby area, along with most of the third floor windows. Some of the large exterior glass curtain walls have been installed, with the remaining glass curtain walls to be installed in the coming weeks.

Inside, electrical and plumbing rough-in is underway, and duct work is being installed for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Rough-in framing has begun for the interior walls.

Construction Detours and Road Closures

Wallace Road is closed between Union Drive and the entrance to the top level of the East Campus Parking Deck (the parking ramp entrance is still accessible from the north). The south entrance to Farmhouse Lane is closed as well.

To get to the Gerdin Business Building from the East Campus Parking Deck, please walk out the north end of the parking deck, cross Wallace Road, and follow the sidewalk between Heady Hall and the Food Sciences Building to reach Farmhouse Lane. You can then go south on Farmhouse Lane until you reach an accessible entrance at the northeast corner of the Gerdin Business Building. Alternately, you can walk out the south end of the East Campus Parking Deck to Union Drive and follow the sidewalk along Union Drive to the south entrance to the Gerdin Business Building.

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