Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City, IA
Status: Completed 2004
Square Feet: 107,000 sf (59,500 sf new - 47,500 sf remodel)
As an integral part of Iowa City’s downtown pedestrian mall, the library has been designed to balance civic, commercial and recreation site demands with the needs of a growing electronic library. The project transformed the building from an introverted brick box into a transparent, welcoming facility.
Recognition: Featured at the 2001 International Congress of Energy & Environmental Building Association as an example of the best design strategies for an energy conscious approach to building design.