Seamans Center for Engineering Arts and Sciences - South Annex Addition

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Location: 103 South Capitol Street

Campus Zone: South Campus

Start Date: Early 2016

Completion Date (estimated): Summer/Fall 2018

Project Cost: $37.1M

Square footage: 65,730 gsf


This project will accommodate significant growth to the College of Engineering in recent years and continued future growth. The addition will be connected on the south side of the Seamans Center to include fluids teaching and research labs, engineering design studio, expanded student study/collaboration space, relocated student academic support and tutoring suite, relocated and expanded admissions suite, CCAD and IIHR departmental and faculty offices, two general assignment classrooms, multiple meeting rooms and dry laboratories and associated office and graduate student support space.

What’s New?

(updated January 2017)

  • Structural steel going up to level three, girders are being installed, south stair tower complete.

  • Wall framing north and south building ongoing.

  • Concrete poured at 4th floor north at grid lines 3.6 and grid lines 4 to 5.

  • Radiant floor tubing pressure test was conducted on floors 3 and 4 north portion of building.

  • Steel wall framing continues on floors 1-3 north and south portions of Annex.

  • Mechanical and electrical rough-ins occurring on 1st through 3rd floor north building. Floors are being poured on south building.

  • Sequence 4 1256 office suite work is substantially complete, staff will be moving into the space over the remainder of winter break.

  • Exterior framing on the east side of building ongoing, exterior sheeting on west side of building on going.

Upcoming milestones:

  • Exterior building enclosure consisting of curtain wall system installation to enclose building has started and will be ongoing.
  • Lindquist snow melt system installation has started and will be complete spring break.
  • Interior drywall installation to continue on first floor.
  • Roofing work to re-start as weather permits


Construction Services: Knutson Construction Services Midwest

Architects: BNIM, Des Moines