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The excitement is building for all the changes happening on campus! This website will be the primary tool for navigating those changes and how they’ll impact your day-to-day activities at Kirkwood. Soon, you’ll be able to find helpful resources like maps, mockups, moving schedules and more.
Our architects, OPN Architects and Workshop Architects, and our campus steering committee are working hard on the renovation plan and addition for Iowa Hall and Mansfield Center, along with improvements to the Library façade and adjacent green space.
Creating a true student center provides a central place for students to gather, connect, and find community. This project promises to transform the student experience through improved service and support; diverse peer interaction; improved amenities and conveniences; and better space for study, relaxation, and entertainment.
The project teams have sought significant input from students, faculty, and staff in all parts of the process of the new student center in an effort to create a student-centric building. All involved desire a place for students to call their own, a place of pride that honors the innovative history of Kirkwood and its potential to impact the lives of our students in the future.
The project includes a complete renovation of all three floors of Iowa Hall and Mansfield Center and additions to the north and south of the building. The new Student Center will include features such as:
Construction Update (August 20, 2019)
Design work continues to progress under the guidance of OPN architects and campus teams. Completion of final design drawings is expected in early September with construction scheduled to begin in January of 2020. Project completion is slated for the fall of 2022. Details on the plans and visual renderings will be available in September on this website, and open forums are slated for later in the fall to provide everyone a chance to learn more about the project. Additionally, the campus team continues to develop plans for temporary relocation of staff and departments to other areas of campus.
Temporary Office and Staff Locations
Plans are to close all of Iowa Hall and Mansfield Center operations on December 18, 2019. The team has been working on plans to move staff with the primary goal of minimizing the impact on students. The timing and locations of the moves are close to being finalized, and a faculty and staff specific list will be posted once all decisions have been made.
|Department||Current Location||Temporary Location||Anticipated Move Date|
|Foundation||3rd Floor Iowa Hall||The Hotel at Kirkwood Center||July 2019|
|Writing Center||3067 Cedar Hall||2080 Cedar Hall||August 2019|
|Mail Services||1st Floor Iowa Hall||Previous Auto Tech Space||September 2019|
|KCELT and IR Teams||KCELT Offices||Nielsen and Linn Halls||October 2019|
|Academic Affairs||1st Floor Iowa Hall||3067 Cedar Hall||November 2019|
|Admissions and Student Life||2nd Floor Iowa Hall||Eagle Tech Offices||November 2019|
|Vice President Student Services||3rd Floor Iowa Hall||Eagle Tech Offices||November 2019|
|Costume Storage||318 Iowa Hall||307 Benton Hall||November 2019|
|Student concerns and assistance||1st Floor Iowa Hall||2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall (One Stop)||December 2019|
|Advising and Transfer Center||1st Floor Iowa Hall||2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall (One Stop)||December 2019|
|Career Services||1st Floor Iowa Hall||KCELT Offices (Cedar Hall)||December 2019|
|College Resource Officer (CRPD)||1st Floor Iowa Hall||2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall (One Stop)||December 2019|
|Counseling Services||1st Floor Iowa Hall||KCELT Offices (Cedar Hall)||December 2019|
|Dean of Students||1st Floor Iowa Hall||2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall (One Stop)||December 2019|
|Facilities and Security||1st Floor Iowa Hall||Previous Auto Tech Space||January 2020|
Construction on the new Student Center (currently Iowa Hall/Mansfield Center) begins summer 2019. Many of the services that are available now in those buildings will be relocated due to construction. You’ll be able to use this website to stay up-to-date on the changes as they are happening.
-New study space
-New gathering space
-New cafeteria and seating area
-23,000 sq. ft. of shop space added for the Diesel Technology program
-Enhancement of student common space for individual and group use
-Addition of simulator rooms to accommodate current and future simulators for combine and sprayer operation
-Updating of auditorium and specialized classrooms to be more flexible learning spaces
-4,000 sq. ft. weight room
-5 Power Lift combo racks
-2 Intek dumbbell sets and barbells
-Leg press, posterior chain, curl bench, and 2 dual stack functional trainers
-1,300 sq. ft. multi-purpose room for fitness classes such as yoga and pilates
Students in the Automotive Technology program will begin using the new space fall 2019.
-Enhanced lab space, including an increase to the number of automotive service bays
-Updated classrooms, with enough space to fit a vehicle for training
-Chassis Dynamometer and Transmission Dynamometer allowing for measurement of horsepower torque, wheel speed, and engine systems
When is the Student Center renovation scheduled to start and end?
Everything kicks off summer 2019, with a tentative completion in fall 2022.
Will this construction impact the cost of my tuition?
No, your tuition cost will not change as a result of the renovations. In 2017, voters passed a $60 million bond issue that covers the cost.
What will the new Student Center be like?
The new Student Center will be the main hub of campus! It’s a place designed for you - Kirkwood students - to hang out, study, meet up with your student club or organization, or get the help you need from your academic advisor or career coach. There are so many exciting features to this new building - we can’t wait to tell you more.
Will the location of my classes be impacted?
Potentially, but you’ll be notified in advance, so you can plan ahead.
How will parking be impacted?
As the renovation progresses, parking to the south of Iowa Hall will be reduced. A map detailing recommended parking in the meantime will be coming soon.
Will I still be able to have access to the help (advising, financial aid, career services, etc.) I need?
The services you depend on in Iowa Hall will still be available. They will be housed in temporary locations, but you can learn more about temporary spaces on this website soon.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions about the renovation projects, please reach out to us at email@example.com.