Scheman Building

Scheman Building A meeting, event, and wedding venue managed by the Iowa State Center's Event and Conference Services team. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars or social events.
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Operating as usual

06/02/2020

|ANNOUNCEMENT|

The Iowa State Center staff will be serving hamburgers and baked beans to our community’s front line workers on Wednesday, June 3! Packaged meals will be available beginning at 11:30 am until they are gone in front of the Scheman Building. Make sure to share this post with a front line worker you know!

This will be our last post on social media today as we will go silent in honor of #BlackOutTuesday.

Our top priority is ensuring our attendees participate in meaningful and safe experiences at their events and protecting...
03/16/2020

Our top priority is ensuring our attendees participate in meaningful and safe experiences at their events and protecting the health and well-being of our attendees, clients and employees.

In response to rising concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Iowa State University has issued a directive to close the campus to all events from March 16 to April 4. This directive includes Stephens Auditorium, Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building.

Closing our venues is the right action to prevent exposing our employees and the people we serve to health risks and to reduce the strain on our healthcare providers.

Clients with contracted events are being contacted by our Conference Services team to discuss rescheduling or cancellations. We ask for your patience as this process may take some time.

We look forward to welcoming you back when we can safely proceed with regular operations.

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02/21/2020

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College of Design @ Iowa State University
02/21/2020

College of Design @ Iowa State University

There's so many companies and alumni at the Design Career Fair today, students don't miss it! We'll be at Scheman until 5 p.m. today, with an interview day tomorrow here in the College of Design.

Check out Iowa State University's Engineering Spring Career Fair at the Scheman Building and Hilton Coliseum this week.
02/11/2020

Check out Iowa State University's Engineering Spring Career Fair at the Scheman Building and Hilton Coliseum this week.

Come out to the Iowa State University Engineering Spring Career Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Iowa State Cyclones - Hilton Coliseum and Scheman Building. Meet our Clow team and learn more about how we work as a team to deliver life-sustaining waterworks products to the world. Explore our current openings: http://bit.ly/ClowValveCareers #ClowCulture

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02/05/2020

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THIS Sunday, February 9 from 2-3 p.m. visit the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building to "Contemplate Japan," an e...
02/05/2020

THIS Sunday, February 9 from 2-3 p.m. visit the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building to "Contemplate Japan," an exploration of Japanese arts and culture. After a short tour, there will be craft inspired by traditional Japanese fans and a short children's story.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $3 per person.

Good things happen when people come together at the Scheman Building!
01/31/2020
PFI honors Sutherland organic farmer

Good things happen when people come together at the Scheman Building!

SUTHERLAND—Paul Mugge has been recognized for championing organic farming.

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01/21/2020

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The Scheman Building is always happy to host this annual conference! And especially happy that those in attendance made ...
01/20/2020

The Scheman Building is always happy to host this annual conference! And especially happy that those in attendance made it here safely despite the weather conditions.

Enjoyed all day Friday the 17th at this fantastically organized event with farmers focused on sustainable agriculture from all over Iowa!
https://practicalfarmers.org/events/annual-conference-2020/

If you're looking for something to do during the cold winter month of January look no further! Register for Art Walk: Ar...
01/13/2020
Art Walk: Artfulness in the Scheman Building

If you're looking for something to do during the cold winter month of January look no further! Register for Art Walk: Artfulness in the Scheman Building - presented by University Museums, Iowa State University.

Explore the history and public art of the Scheman Building, home to the Brunnier Art Museum.

Visiting the Scheman Building for your next meeting, conference or wedding? Be sure to stop by the Brunnier Art Museum a...
01/06/2020
Contemplate Japan | ISU University Museums

Visiting the Scheman Building for your next meeting, conference or wedding? Be sure to stop by the Brunnier Art Museum and "Contemplate Japan" - an exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, bamboo baskets, ikebana floral arrangement, kimono, ceramics, and contemporary sculpture explores and illuminates the artistic and cultural developments emanating from Japan for the last two centuries, which greatly influenced the arts in the West.

Drawn from permanent and loaned collections, this exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints, bamboo baskets, ikebana floral arrangements, kimono, ceramics, and contemporary sculpture explores and illuminates the artistic and cultural developments emanating from Japan for the last two centuries, which....

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! The Scheman Building will be closed to the public Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, No...
11/27/2019

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Scheman Building will be closed to the public Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2.

Join children's author and art collector Karen Duncan for a FREE story time Sunday, November 24 from 3 pm - 4 pm at the ...
11/20/2019

Join children's author and art collector Karen Duncan for a FREE story time Sunday, November 24 from 3 pm - 4 pm at the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building.

Karen will read her bi-lingual tale Chica, a dog's amazing adventure from Mexico to the Midwest.

Books will be available for purchase and Karen will sign copies!

10/14/2019
University Museums, Iowa State University

University Museums, Iowa State University

Did you miss out on our grand reopening event for the Brunnier Art Museum? Here are a few scenes and highlights. #GoBeyondTheGlass #LetsCelebrate #ArtAtISU

So happy to host FCCLA at the Scheman Building today! 😄
10/07/2019

So happy to host FCCLA at the Scheman Building today! 😄

Let’s get this FCCLA Fall Leadership Rally going. Very proud to have these ladies as our leaders!

When you are attending a conference or meeting at the Scheman Building be sure to take a moment to stop by the Brunnier ...
10/04/2019
Brunnier Art Museum | ISU University Museums

When you are attending a conference or meeting at the Scheman Building be sure to take a moment to stop by the Brunnier Art Museum - it is one of a kind! :-)

The Brunnier Art Museum is truly one of a kind. It is the only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection in the state of Iowa and one of the nation's few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex (Iowa State Center). Founded in 1975, the museum is named after i...

Scheman Building is ready to welcome the ISU College of Engineering Career Fair tomorrow! The calm before the storm this...
09/24/2019

Scheman Building is ready to welcome the ISU College of Engineering Career Fair tomorrow! The calm before the storm this evening.

09/18/2019
Go Beyond The Glass at the Brunnier Art Museum

As part of the celebration of the reopening of the Brunnier Art Museum in the Scheman Building, ISU students participated in a Freeze Mob on Monday, September 16 in front front of the Parks Library. The theatrical collaboration culminated with a large image promoting the upcoming Beyond the Glass Reopening Gala. #GoBeyondTheGlass

https://youtu.be/jdloLudFc-4

As part of our celebration of the reopening of the Brunnier Art Museum, ISU students participated in a Freeze Mob on Monday, September 16 in front of Parks L...

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own, Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director of the Iowa State Center! Woohoo!!
09/10/2019
2019 VenuesNow All-Stars: Tammy Koolbeck

CONGRATULATIONS to our very own, Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director of the Iowa State Center! Woohoo!!

2019 VenuesNow All-Stars: Tammy Koolbeck Posted by Lisa White | Sep 9, 2019 | Awards | 0 TAMMY KOOLBECK Executive directorIowa State Center, Iowa State University At a university with an enrollment of 35,000, Tammy Koolbeck has been able to not only attract top talent for a diverse market but also b...

Wishing our Director of Event Services & Conferences, Pat Dennis, all the best on his retirement. Pat has been with the ...
09/09/2019

Wishing our Director of Event Services & Conferences, Pat Dennis, all the best on his retirement. Pat has been with the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center for twenty years! We're going to miss you!

As part of the Brunnier Art Museum’s renovation project, there has been a focus to add works of art throughout the Schem...
09/06/2019

As part of the Brunnier Art Museum’s renovation project, there has been a focus to add works of art throughout the Scheman Building. “This building (and all of the Iowa State Center) was originally built to be a cultural place for visual and performing arts. We hope this addition will make the whole building a more artful and colorful space,” said Allison Sheridan, Collections Manager for University Museums.

Three new works of art were recently installed on the ground floor entryway in front of the elevators by carpenter Randy Fiscus from Facilities, Planning and Management (FP&M).

Two pastels by Ellen Wagener were installed on the north wall - Cyclone in the Great Gig in the Sky (3) and Cyclone in the Great Gig in the Sky (4). On the south wall is a work of art by Judy Pfaff called Year of the Dog #9, created with woodblock, archival inkjet and hand painting. All are recent additions to the Art on Campus Collection.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen Koenig on her promotion to Senior Event Manager at the Scheman Building!  😁🎉
09/05/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristen Koenig on her promotion to Senior Event Manager at the Scheman Building! 😁🎉

The Sound Doctor Mobile DJ
09/04/2019

The Sound Doctor Mobile DJ

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Craig & Jennifer Spillman! Last night was amazing!

CONGRATULATIONS Craig & Jennifer!!🎉
09/04/2019

CONGRATULATIONS Craig & Jennifer!!🎉

Wrapping up August with a bang! Today we make our way to Scheman Building in Ames to celebrate with Craig and Jennifer Spillman! Not only are they a fantastic couple, they are also family! 😁🎧🎤

We LOVE the back drop that the Scheman Building provides for your wedding photos! Muhlberry Road Photo😊
08/23/2019

We LOVE the back drop that the Scheman Building provides for your wedding photos! Muhlberry Road Photo😊

Wonderful Weddings. Our space is yours!
08/22/2019

Wonderful Weddings. Our space is yours!

Five paintings were installed in various parts of the Scheman Building which is also home to the Brunnier Art Museum. Fo...
08/20/2019

Five paintings were installed in various parts of the Scheman Building which is also home to the Brunnier Art Museum. Four paintings are by local Ames artist and retired ISU professor of architecture Marion J Kitzman and one painting is by Iowa artists Ulfert Wilke, founding director of the Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa.

"These paintings were specifically selected because they are period-appropriate to the Scheman Building, which was opened in the 1970s," said Lynette Pohlman, University Museums Director and Chief Curator. "We hope these bold and colorful additions will create a more artful space and enhance the connection to the Brunnier Art Museum."

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08/08/2019

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It's been a busy week at the Scheman Building with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) North Central Regio...
08/07/2019

It's been a busy week at the Scheman Building with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) North Central Regional Conference.

Day 2 gets started for Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) North Central Regional Conference. See some of the folks listening, learning, sharing in these pics! Tag anyone you know in the comments.

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1805 Center Drive
Ames, IA
50011

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(515) 294-3347

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Welcome to the Scheman Building

The Scheman Building lies in the heart of the Iowa State Center, an ideal location for conferences, meetings, trade shows and more.

Scheman features Benton Auditorium - a multi-use space for a wide array of events including panel discussions and meetings and has a seating capacity of 450. There are 25 meeting rooms that can be configured to meet a variety of needs, an open atrium area with glass walls overlooking the Iowa State University campus, an executive board room for meetings with up to 25 guests, 2,600 sq. ft. of covered outdoor space for special activities and 30,600 sq. ft. of indoor exhibit space.

The Scheman Building offers full catering, banquet and bar service.

“Scheman is the best place to hold our conferences! Everything is seamless. There are no worries. Everyone pitches in to handle last minute changes. “ - Nancy Blow, Iowa Association of School Business Officials

“The Groovy Gig was so much fun - the ‘70s food was a hit, the facility was perfectly set up and we enjoyed a great evening! The Trusted Choice Honors was another successful event. from the start of the reception - the elegant food, attentive service, the auditorium - to the end of the evening, our attendees were treated to a wonderful experience! You make it look easy... Your combined efforts create a wonderful experience for all that attend. I know that working with Scheman will be positive for me, low-stress... You are helpful with advice and suggestions so that choices/decisions may be easily made.” - Joyce Johnson, Human Resources, Employee Relations for McFarland Clinic

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