Grinnell City
Hall (former

City of Grinnell / Iowa Transportation Museum
Grinnell, IA
23,000 SF
Completion date
October 2012

RDG transformed the historic Spaulding automobile factory - a National Register Historic Site - first in 2012 as a regional transportation museum and education center, then in 2017 as a new City Hall. 

The 2012 rehabilitation transformed the historic site into a state-of-the-art, interactive museum and education center. Then in 2017, the interior spaces were transformed once again, to accommodate new City Hall offices and program support spaces. Modifications were made to the existing architectural walls, doors, floors, ceilings and finishes; existing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and fire suppression systems to create a comfortable and dynamic workspace for city staff.