Grinnell City Hall (former Iowa Transportation Museum)

Grinnell, IA

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Architecture Overview:

RDG rehabilitated the original historic Spaulding automobile factory in 2012, a National Register site that was in need of new life and purpose. The 2012 rehabilitation transformed the site into a state-of-the-art, interactive museum and education center. In 2017, the interior spaces were transformed once again, to accommodate new City Hall offices and program spaces. Modifications were made to the existing architectural walls, doors, floors, ceilings and finishes; existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and fire suppression systems.

Engineering Overview:

Maintaining its original character, the historic Spaulding automobile factory was reborn first as a regional transportation museum and education center, then as a new City Hall. The design team created an array of appealing, functional spaces. Engineering services include lighting protection, lighting, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and communication systems.

Lighting Design Overview:

  • CLIENT: City of Grinnell / Iowa Transportation Museum
  • COMPLETE: October 2012
  • SIZE:
    23,000 Sq. Ft. Renovation
    40,000 SF Total of Three Buildings, then 7,050 SF for 2017 remodel
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