Science Building Addition and Renovations Lorain County Community College
New Laboratory Sciences Building Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Laboratory for Ocean Sensors and Observing Systems (LOSOS) Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical Education and Research Building Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chilled Water Plant Expansion Brown University
Warren Alpert Medical School Building Syracuse University
Life Sciences Building EMD Serono
Sagamore North Building Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Iowa State University
Coover Hall of Engineering Harvard University
Naito Chemistry and Bauer Laboratory Complex University of Vermont
Jeffords Hall Plant Sciences Building Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Biogeochemistry Research Building Post Office Square
Parking Structure and Park Pavilions Community College of Baltimore County
New STEM Building Michigan State University
Secchia Center for Medical Education Michigan State University
Grand Rapids Research Building University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
School for Marine Science and Technology Research Building EMD Serono
Sagamore South Building Simmons University
Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities
Iowa State University Coover Hall of Engineering
“This new building provides an outstanding learning, teaching, and research environment for our students, faculty, and staff.”
- Arun K. Somani, Ph.D. Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering Iowa State University
Coover Hall of Engineering
Iowa State University
41,000 gsf addition; 69,000 gsf renovation
The addition and renovations to the Coover Hall Engineering Building at Iowa State University for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering provided new classrooms, teaching and research engineering laboratories, and meeting space, as well as a new interdisciplinary research suite where vibration-sensitive laser research is conducted. The addition was designed for maximum flexibility and incorporates raised floor technology in the laboratories for under-floor distribution of HVAC, network, and power. The project was designed in accordance with principles of sustainability, incorporating energy conservation, air quality, water conservation, storm drainage detention, and other sustainable design features.
Key design challenges for this project included creating via the addition a new, forward-thinking physical image for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, incorporating the additional building program on the highly constrained site, and strategizing the addition and renovations to minimize disruption to the ongoing academic programs of the department during construction.
The project was organized as a two-phased construction process, with the first phase consisting of the addition, and the second refurbishing existing Coover Hall.
Ellenzweig served as Design Architect and Laboratory/Education Facilities Planner in association with OPN Architects, Inc., Architect of Record.