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Inside Iowa State
Oct. 18, 1996

Work begins on administrative,
library storage facilities

by Diana Pounds
Construction is under way in the Pammel Court area on two new university buildings -- an administrative building and library storage building.

More students services will be available in the central campus area once the two new buildings are completed, said vice president for business and finance Warren Madden. Approximately 200 ISU staff and a number of administrative offices will move to the new administrative building, freeing space on central campus for student advising, math learning labs, additional classrooms, more student and visitor parking and research programs. The new library facility will hold books moved out of Parks Library to make room for more seating, he added.

Administrative Service Facility
The Administrative Service Facility Office Building will be a two-story structure directly north of the Pammel Grocery, said Lynn Seiler, associate director of facilities planning and management. The 49,000-square-foot building (about the size of the Communications Building), will house staff in administrative data processing, purchasing, accounts receivable, several business offices (accounting, contracts and grants, payroll, state auditors), and extension communications.

The new facility, scheduled for completion in August 1997, will bring together several administrative units whose staff work closely with each other. At the same time, it will free space in Pearson, Beardshear and Atanasoff halls, and General Services Building, and empty Morrill Hall, Seiler said.

Math learning labs will be moved to the former administrative data processing area of Pearson Hall, and former ADP space in Atanasoff will be used for statistics and computer science research activities.

Some decisions on the use of vacated space will await the recommendations of a task force that is studying the possibility of creating a new student services center, a one- stop center that would house most of the ISU services available to students. Beardshear has been suggested as a possible site for the proposed center.

Seiler said Morrill Hall will not be reoccupied until it can be remodeled. Funds for remodeling will be sought as part of the current capital campaign -- Campaign Destiny.

Library storage facility
Some of the less frequently used books in Parks Library will be moved to the 15,000-square-foot library storage facility when it is completed, probably in spring of 1997, Seiler said. The storage facility will be south and slightly west of Pammel Grocery.

The two new facilities together will cost approximately $6.4 million, Seiler said.

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