TYPE: Civic, Library
SIZE: 40,000 s.f.
GC: Henkel Construction
DESCRIPTION: The renovation and addition of the Mason City
Public Library (original design by Holabird and Root, 1939)
provides Mason City, Iowa with a fully modernized facility that
weaves current technology and culture into the original historic
character. With the addition of the Commons, a central cafe
and social gathering space, the building has become a dynamic
community hub. The library features community meeting spaces,
historic archives, and genealogical resources. We worked very
closely with the library's diverse stakeholders, and supported
fundraising and referendum activity.
PHOTO: Dale Photographics
CREDIT: Maria Segal was Project Designer with Holabird and Root
on this project.