ISU Olsen Building Office Suites
ISU Olsen Building Office Suites

Olsen Building Office Suites

Ames, Iowa

5,000 GSF

Completed in 2015, Alvine Engineering was a part of the design team that took part in the renovation of the Iowa State University’s Olsen Building office suites. What used to be a 5,000-GSF locker room was transformed into a modern office space with trendy lighting and modern amenities. The space is now home to the Athletics Department’s marketing staff with an interior aesthetic that matches the department’s flair and creativity.


  • Reviewed existing HVAC system and determined suitability for new use of space. Existing systems located on the roof above the renovated area serve adjacent spaces.
  • Reconfigured/modified the existing HVAC systems for use in the renovated spaces.
  • Reconfigured the existing plumbing systems to serve the renovated spaces.
  • New architectural lighting was provided for the renovated areas.
  • New receptacles and power was provided for the new mechanical equipment. Power was obtained from existing panels.
  • Reconfigured the existing fire alarm system and extended it to serve the renovated spaces.
  • Provided cable pathways and device rough-ins for support of Owner-furnished flat panel displays and support equipment, as well as security/access control systems.
  • Provided new communications outlets and cable for the renovated spaces of the building and routed cabling to the existing Telecommunications Room M1421. Existing outlets were removed or relocated.
  • Primary and secondary cable pathways were provided as required.
  • Developed cabling schematics and telecommunications room plans and details.

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