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University of Iowa Dental Science Building
Iowa City, IA

This multi-phase project made the building a cutting-edge facility for dental education. The design team worked to accommodate many needs in one, patient-centered solution that encourages collaboration and accommodates present and future modernization. The renovation adds sophisticated clinic and student areas, as well as updates to the laboratory spaces.

Constructin value to date
Approximately $60 million
Years of project effort
Seven
Students graduated since construction began
2,700
Director, Architect
Brett Van Zee

Multi-phase renovation accommodates occupancy.

Our experience in convening diverse groups of stakeholders, both in healthcare and higher education, suits us well to uncovering the varied needs of the users of the building. Our deep experience in renovations helps us find solutions that adapt and expand the existing facility to the changing needs of today’s learning and technology. Through it all we have managed the process to minimize disruption, as the building remains in use for classes and clinics throughout the lengthy renovations.

Other team members: Tonia Householder, Nic Forbes and Mark Nevenhoven

Many of their ideas have raised eyebrows and prompted statements such as, “that is a very good option we had not even thought of.
- David Johnsen Dean
How we approach our projects
Our Process