Maytag Student Center Renovation

Maytag Student Center Renovation

The Maytag Student Center was underutilized. Central College desired to create opportunities, services and spaces that would attract and retain students and give them reasons to hang out and socialize at Maytag Student Center.  ETHOS Design Group provided design work on a café/ coffee shop/kitchen, the campus book store, a suite of offices for staff and student organizations, a mail room, and wellness center.  ETHOS also provided attractive and comfortable interior finishes and furniture to create interest and intrigue.

Completion Date:  September 2014

Project Size:  20,000 SF

Cost: $3.1M

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect

Karen Greiner, Interior Designer

Rebecca Cantrall, Interior Designer

Heather Culbertson, CAD Technician

Charles Saul Engineering

Weitz Company

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Veenker Golf Course Maintenance Facility

Veenker Golf Course Maintenance Facility

Iowa State University’s Veenker’s Golf Course sits in the flood plain of the Skunk River in Ames.  The Golf Course Maintenance Facility sits low on the property and has been flooded three times in the past 10 years.  ISU contracted with ETHOS Design Group to design a new Maintenance Facility on higher ground.

Completion Date:  January 2014

Project Cost: $724,000

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect

Heather Culbertson, CAD Technician

Charles Saul Engineering

Blue Ribbon Builders

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Scholte Hall Renovation

Scholte Hall Renovation

Scholte Hall was originally built in 3 phases, in 1964, 1966 and 1967. No significant updates or improvements had been done since then.  This project was a complete renovation of all Mechanical, Electrical & Technology systems in the building, plus a complete ADA upgrade, making the building 100% Accessible.

The 300 student dormitory was updated to meet 21st century student needs. A completely new mechanical and electrical system to provide air conditioning and updated power and data capabilities for the student residents was designed and installed.  Interior renovations provided a fresh, new look and feel for not only individual student comfort, but also to provide comfortable group study and relaxation spaces.

A true partnership between the owner, architects, engineers, and contractors made this project, with Construction delivered in less than 13 weeks, possible.  The Scholte Hall Renovation received the 2009 Master Builders of Iowa Master's Award$1 to 10 million category.

Completion Date:  2008

Project Size:  67,000 SF

Budget: $7.75M

Type of Delivery:  Fast Track

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Principal-in-Charge / Project Manager / Project Architect with SVPA

Charles Saul Engineering

Holabird and Root MEP

The Weitz Company

Baker Electric/ Waldinger

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Data Center and ITS Relocation

Data Center and ITS Relocation

Central College had outgrown its data center and needed more space for its IT Staff.   Tim Olson was hired to provide a design solution that would repurpose a space previously used as a physical plant and maintenance shop.  The design solution provided office space for 14 IT staff and a 540 SF raised floor space for data racks with overhead bus and underfloor cooling.

Completion Date: 2009

Cost: $1.5M

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Principal-in-Charge / Project Manager / Project Architect with SVPA

MEP Associates

The Weitz Company with the Owner.

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Central College Alumni House

Central College Alumni House

Central College wanted to adapt and re-use a residential property “Boardwalk House” from a residential occupancy into offices for the College’s Development Department.  At the same time this structure is scheduled for an HVAC upgrade, replacement windows and roof replacement.

Completion Date:  In Fund Raising since 2007.

Project Size:  3,000 SF

Project Cost: $375,000

Project Team: Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Manager / Project Architect with SVPA

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University of Iowa Information Technology Center and HCIS

University of Iowa Information Technology Center and HCIS

A new 43,500 SF Data Center. 17,000 SF of raised floor, Command Center, War Room, Offices, Electrical and Mechanical Support Space, Loading Dock, Burn-in Rooms, Office Space, and Vendor Hotel Space.  The project requirements included meeting “Tier 3” requirements, and to withstand an EF3 Tornado, while still meeting LEED Platinum Sustainability Requirements. The main building materials used for exterior construction are precast concrete, high efficiency mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.  This building was designed with NO roof penetrations for mechanical or plumbing systems, to avoid any potential roof leaks.  A redundant roof system was designed with a leak detection grid tied into the Building Automation System.  LEED Certified:  LEED Platinum in 2012.  Sustainable Design Features: Precast concrete exterior wall panels, High efficiency MEP systems, Regional and high-recycled content materials, Enhanced building commissioning, Construction waste salvage and recycling, Pavement / hardscape materials with high Solar Reflectance.

Completion Date: 2012

Project Size: 45,324 SF

Project Cost: $30,000,000

Type of Delivery: Construction Management

Project Team:

Tim Olson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP: Project Architect / Project Manager with SVPA

HP / EYP Mission Critical Facilities

Ryan Companies

Cardinal Construction

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