Date Completed
2009
Size
93,250 SF Equine Center 17,900 SF Renewable Energy Center

IVCCD Equine Center & Renewable Energy Center

Iowa Falls, Iowa

When evaluating their priorities, the leaders of Ellsworth Community College determined that improvement of their existing curriculum programs and the emphasis of green technologies were two primary responsibilities. Pulling these two together, frk designed two facilities, located together at the south edge of Iowa Falls. The Equine Center provides a new face to the Ellsworth Equine program, including the addition of a new show arena and exhibition stalls. The student instruction area, including breeding and equine care areas, will be linked with the agricultural classroom instruction provided in the adjacent Renewable Energy Center building. The Renewable Energy Center also houses the molecular and genetics research programs, as well as community science research facilities. The emphasis of green-technologies is exhibited by the geothermal mechanical system, solar hot-water panels, and extensive day-light harvesting technologies.