The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences occupies more than 30 buildings and over one million square feet of space, with education and research spanning the University of Iowa campus.

Schaeffer Hall (SH)

Located in the heart of Iowa's scenic campus on the central Pentacrest, historic Schaeffer Hall is home to the college administration as well as several CLAS departments.


20 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Accessibility information

For more information about the building including artwork, lactation rooms, and restrooms, visit the University of Iowa Facilities website.

Notable newer facilities in the college

Photo of Voxmen Music Building on UI campus

Voxman Music Building

At 89,000 square feet, the Voxman Music Building features classrooms, teaching studios, a library, rehearsal spaces, a rooftop terrace, a 200-seat recital hall, and a 700-seat recital hall that features a Klais pipe organ.

PBS building

Psychological and Brain Sciences Building

At 66,470 square feet, the Psychological and Brain Sciences Building is home to state-of-the-art research labs, classrooms, and student gathering spaces.

Visual Arts Building on UI campus

Visual Arts Building

At 126,000 square feet, the Visual Arts Building encompasses five galleries, a 70-seat auditorium, and natural light throughout this architecturally striking building.

Nonfiction Writing House

Nonfiction Writing House

At 4,800 square feet, the Nonfiction Writing House is a two-story facility on the corner of North Clinton and Church streets across from Dey House, home of the Writers’ Workshop.

Major facilities projects planned or underway

Health Sciences Academic Building previsualization

Health Sciences Academic Building

  • $250 million facility currently under construction
  • Will house the departments of Health and Human Physiology and Communication Sciences and Disorders, along with Carver College of Medicine’s Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science department. 
  • Expected to complete in 2025
Van Allen Hall

Van Allen 7th floor renovation

  • Home to the Department of Physics and Astronomy 
  • $7 million renovation to the seventh floor will house the space physics program
  • Expected to complete in fall 2024
Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory

Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory renovation

  • $20-$25 million renovation of  to house the Department of Computer Science
  • Building originally designed by the late renowned architect Frank Gehry
Old Museum of Art

Performing Arts Annex

  • Estimated $12 million renovation to house the Department of Dance
  • Formerly home of the Museum of Art
  • Will provide modern spaces and encourage collaboration with other performing and visual arts programs

Facilities news and updates

Nonfiction Writing House

What facilities projects are underway at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences?

Monday, November 20, 2023
It's already been a big year for CLAS facilities with the opening of the Nonfiction Writing House, Space Place Theater renovations, and several other major construction projects underway.
Map of University of Iowa campus buildings near the Field House

The future of facilities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Sunday, November 13, 2022
Projects are in the planning stage for work that will impact and improve buildings that our departments and units use.