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Building Dedication

Dedication Ceremony

Dedication Ceremony Program


“A Gerdin Business Building Retrospective” by Mike Parsons, Building Project Manager

The Gerdin Business Building was dedicated February 20, 2004.

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Construction of the Gerdin Business Building

Contractor: Miron Construction Company, Inc.

Architects: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Construction Progress Movie


Building Committee

The building committee during construction membership included: Labh Hira (Chair), Larissa Holtmyer-Jones (ex-officio), Mark Peterson, Kim Schroeder, G. Premkumar, Brad Shrader, Cheryl Shreve, Jan Stoehr and Elisabeth Vartabedian.


To facilitate communication with interested constituencies, the building committee recommended that additional input be directed as follows:

  • Chair: Labh Hira
  • Coordinator:  Cheryl Shreve
  • Faculty:  Brad Shrader or G. (Prem) Premkumar
  • Merit Staff:  Jan Stoehr
  • P&S Staff:  Mark Peterson or Kim Schroeder
  • Student: Elisabeth Vartabedian

Thank you to all who volunteered to serve on the building Art Committee.   The committee included:

  • Chair: Labh Hira
  • Faculty:  Roy Johnson
  • Merit Staff:   Jan Stoehr
  • P&S Staff:  Diann Burright
  • Student: Travis Shelton

The Art in State Buildings legislation requires one-half-of-one percent of new construction funds be used to acquire public art. Since 1978, Iowa State has completed over 27 Art in State Buildings projects, commissioned or acquired over 135 works of public art, and involved over 300 faculty, students and staff in the commissioning process.


The University Museums administers the Art on Campus Program and the Art in State Buildings Program for Iowa State University. Today there are 200 major works of public art in the University’s Art on Campus Collection. These works of public art are located across campus in buildings, courtyards, open spaces and offices.