More than five years after completion of the Marston Hall renovation project, Iowa State University has been recognized by a top industry organization for the building’s HVAC design and operation. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) presented IMEG Corp., an engineering design firm, with a society-level first place Technology Award in the existing educational facilities category for their involvement in the Marston project.
Allison Theisen, senior in Industrial Engineering, is diversifying her undergraduate degree program at Iowa State University with an entrepreneurial studies minor. As the director of social enrichment for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, Theisen planned a lot of different events for about 300 people, and she found that the social and planning aspects of the job appealed to her. Theisen always wanted to pursue …Continue reading “Student meshes IE with entrepreneurial studies for an unconventional goal”
With its majestic limestone facade and grand rotunda, Marston Hall has long symbolized the distinguished reputation of our world-class engineering college. This iconic building reflects our proud history and role in educating future generations of engineers. So it was an honor for me to help officially re-dedicate Marston Hall last month after a two-year renovation …Continue reading “From the dean: Marston Hall officially comes back to life!”
Campus celebrates comprehensive renovations that preserve history and focus on educating future Cyclone Engineers On Thursday, Sept. 29, the campus community and public gathered to rededicate Marston Hall in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on the building’s east lawn. Marston Hall, which has served as home to the College of Engineering at Iowa State University for …Continue reading “ISU rededicates Marston Hall, home to the College of Engineering”
Provost Jonathan Wickert sat down with the Iowa State Daily on Friday afternoon to discuss goals, initiatives and recent news from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. One of the topics discussed was recent and future classroom renovations on campus.
Kerry Dixon, project manager with facilities planning and management, reflects on the undertaking of renovating Marston Hall as the project is nearly complete. As a facilities project manager at Iowa State University, I am fortunate to work on some really great jobs – new construction, building additions, major remodels and renovations of older structures. When I was assigned …Continue reading “Uncovering a century of memories in Marston Hall”
Great-great-grandson of Anson Marston gets a family history lesson from a school project When Nicholas Barney, an enthusiastic 3rd grader from Springfield, Virginia, was given an assignment to do a year-long project on a state of his choice, he knew he’d pick Iowa. Twenty years of research into family history that his mom, Lisa Barney, …Continue reading “Marston family legacy lives on”
Interior demolition work at Marston Hall, which began in December, will continue this summer and wrap up in September. Crews are removing three to four dump truck loads of brick and tile every day, a wheel barrow at a time, as load-bearing walls are replaced with steel columns and beams.
Marston Hall continues its 60,000 square feet renovation, and construction workers have found several unique artifacts during the excavation process. The first artifact, a plate found under the floor by the dean’s office, is believed to be pottery made prior to 1897 by Alfred Meakin (Ltd.), Royal Albert, Victoria, and Highgate Potteries, Tunstall. The pottery …Continue reading “Artifacts found as Marston renovation continues”
Written by Anne Krapfl. All of the furniture is removed and asbestos abatement is complete in Marston Hall, which closed in early August for an 18-month renovation. Crews have removed old mechanical systems from the basement, which exists only under the west rotunda, and currently are pouring concrete walls and tunnels on the west side …Continue reading “Interior demolition at Marston begins next month”
Written by Anne Krapfl, Inside Iowa State For the second time in seven years, the university will empty an academic building to complete a major renovation. The last employees are scheduled to move out of the College of Engineering’s Marston Hall the first week in August, and interior demolition could begin by the middle of …Continue reading “Marston tenants are starting to move”