Franklin Avenue Library

Completion Date


Renovation and restoration of the existing library. The project was the first LEED Platinum project in Iowa, and had many unique design elements. Some elements include a reading rotunda, chilled beams for heating and cooling, solar panels, and specialty LED lights.

Building Size

28,590 sf

Contract Amount



City of Des Moines
400 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA

Partnering Architect

Benjamin Design Collaborative
401 Clark Ave, Suite 200
Ames, IA