Iowa City Public Works

This $11.4M, LEED Silver project represents the first step in consolidating Iowa City Public Works operations. It follows a 14-acre master plan we developed with City officials and the Maintenance Design Group.

The predominately concrete structure houses the Streets and Water Departments along with their associated vehicles and equipment. Program includes shop space, large-scale storage, mezzanine storage with elevator and forklift access, a fire training tower, fire pump truck training, police and fire storage, and vehicle/equipment wash bays.

Translucent polycarbonate panels mitigate energy consumption, improve the building interior’s experience, and respond to planning department requirements. On the highly visible Gilbert Street façade, windows modulate the structure’s scale and provide nighttime lighting.

Site improvements include paved storage, security fencing, automated gates, lighting enhancements, and covered storage.

Project Type

In Progress


Iowa City, Iowa


100,000 SF


Maintenance Design Group

LEED Rating