Morningside College - New Academic Village

Sioux City, Iowa

The Morningside College Academic Village consisted of several projects grouped to help create an exciting new “face” for the campus as well as the first new classroom building on campus in 40 years.

The new Bueller Rohfls Hall academic building is approximately 38,000 SF over four stories built against the side of an existing hill with a connecting bridge to the smaller Kone Advising Center, a bean-shaped structure. The new Kone building houses classrooms for the Nursing Education and Ag Industries Departments along with the Advising Center. The combined facility is the “crown jewel” for the campus, which was founded in 1894.

Features of the project include a reversed entrance and renovated interior of the existing Learning Center to create The Gleeson Atrium, a campus “living room” which is utilized by students as a space to study and socialize.  Additionally, Eppley Auditorium received a new parking lot and sidewalks along with extensive landscaping.