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Iowa State University, Advanced Teaching & Research Building (ATRB)

The recently completed Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB) at Iowa State University stands as a testament to the institution’s unwavering commitment to forward-thinking education and research. This state-of-the-art facility is a beacon of innovation, designed to foster collaboration and drive scientific discovery. With its modern architecture and advanced infrastructure, the ATRB stands as a testament to the university’s dedication to science, offering students and researchers cutting-edge facilities that foster learning and exploration.

The ATRB is not just a physical structure; it’s also symbol of progress for the Cyclones. Inside its walls, you find cutting-edge laboratories, interactive classrooms, and collaborative spaces that facilitate interdisciplinary research. This building is set to be a catalyst for breakthroughs in various fields, serving as a cornerstone for Iowa State’s continued academic and scientific excellence. With the completion of the ATRB, Iowa State University has not only expanded its physical footprint but has also fortified its position as a leader in education and research, inspiring generations of scholars to push the boundaries of knowledge.

Key Features:

  • Entomology, genetics, and cell biology labs
  • Plant pathology and microbiology departments
  • Dedicated support and office spaces
  • Advanced teaching and collaboration areas
  • Penthouse-level greenhouse
  • General lecture hall

The ATRB project is new construction of a 121,608 SF building constructed on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus. This project was ISU’s first CMaR project. McGough worked with ISU through the process and developed a system that takes advantage of all CMaR’s benefits.

Project Details

Ames, IA
121,608 SF
Completed 2020
Delivery Method
OPN Architects

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