Iowa State University of Science and Technology

About the Study

The Memorial Union serves as the living room of Iowa State and provides a welcoming open door to an ever-growing number of students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. In an effort to evaluate the student experience, Iowa State has engaged Invision Architecture to assess the usage of space within the Memorial Union.

This study will provide a comprehensive review of re purposing the Hotel space in the Memorial Union, and evaluate existing spaces and functions on all floors. We hope the results of the study will provide a clear understanding of general building use, address partnerships, and provide recommendations to better utilize existing space within the Memorial Union.

Feasibility Study Goals and Objectives:

  • Increase dining seating capacity within the current footprint of the Memorial Union

  • Provide a comprehensive review of the most effective use of the 4th, 5th and 6th floors of the Memorial Union

  • Identify opportunities to accommodate the growth of student organizations and student engagement opportunities within the Memorial Union.

  • Evaluate existing spaces and functions on the ground, first, second and third floors of the Memorial Union

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