Iowa Central Bookstore Addition - Fort Dodge


Utilitarian by nature, this project is a simple storage space for textbooks and campus T-shirts.

Situated at the center of campus, the outside of the addition to the existing Student Resource Center had to seamlessly merge with the natural character of the original building as if the addition could have been part of the original.

Purposeful placement of materials borrowed from the building include blue metal panels and white trim which merge the two different periods of construction together. The storage room maintains the original roofing profile, but steps down in height, allowing for a simple connection to the existing building.

Project: Bookstore Storage Room, Iowa Central Community College
Location: Fort Dodge, Iowa
Architect: Allers Associates Architects, PC
Contractors: Kolacia Construction, Inc. (general), Tjaden Electric (electrical)
Completed: July, 2015
Area: 840 s.f.