Arcadian Bank: Hartland, MN

Arcadian Bank, Hartland, MN

After a derecho wind caused severe damage to the existing Arcadian Bank in Hartland, MN, Accord was tasked with studying whether or not to restore the former bank or design a completely new one. The choice became clear, given the lack of accessibility in the former bank and the limitations therein. Accord’s design of this […]

Iowa State University AG Innovation (concept work): Iowa State Research Park

Rendering, ISU AG Innovation

The Iowa State University Research Park turned to Accord Architecture for a creative study of a potential agricultural “think-tank” type of building. ISU’s goal was to bring together entrepenuerial companies in the field of agriculture into one building with a common center area that has shared amenities for meetings and support spaces. This “mall” concept […]

Kingland Systems: Clear Lake

Kingland, Clear Lake

Kingland Systems provides platforms of software solutions to customers around the globe. It is rapidly becoming a technology giant. Kingland hired Accord Architecture in 2017 to convert an office building and former Serta Mattress warehouse building to their needs. Combining building types, the Clear Lake home office offers ample space to present innovative ideas to […]

Indoor/Outdoor Performing Arts Pavilion: Mason City

Indoor/Outdoor Pavilion, Mason City

Accord Architecture designed this dual performance pavilion, which features back-to-back performance stages. The outdoor stage faces a corridor of commercial spaces and restaurants with outdoor seating. The smaller stage is inside Southbridge Mall. Architectural elements such as a deep, flat overhang, prairie-style ornamental details, elongated brick, and tall wainscot of brick and stone all point […]

Tau Kappa Epsilon: ISU, Ames

Rendering, Tau Kappa Epsilon, ISU, Ames

In 2014 Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) embarked on a journey. It was led by former TKE fraternity member (and current alumni) Roger Underwood. The goal was to make Greek Living accommodations more attractive, using flexible study/sleep rooms. TKE hired Accord to help determine what could be done, what it would look like, and what it […]

Toppling Goliath Brewing: Des Moines (concept work)

Rendering, Toppling Goliath Brewing, Des_Moines

Toppling Goliath has become a “Goliath” in Iowa’s brewing industry in recent years. Accord was asked to study the potential of re-purposing an existing building in Des Moines for a potential new location for TG, which originated in Decorah, IA. Accord’s design focuses on architecture as an attraction that celebrates TG’s successful brewing and invites […]

Birdsall’s Ice Cream: Mason City

Birdsall’s, Mason City

An institution since 1931, Birdsall’s Ice Cream Company in Mason City has not had a renovation since the 1970s. Key for the owners and customers was to keep the nostalgic look from the 60s and 70s, including the boomerang counters, the horseshoe-shaped eating counter with low bar stools, and the iconic bright red and white […]

MercyOne North Iowa: Mason City (Lobby)

Lobby, MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City

MercyOne wanted to breathe new life into their aged main entry and commissioned Accord Architecture to accomplish this goal. This 4,600 square foot project includes a freshly renovated coffee shop and ordering area, multiple waiting areas, and a new welcome desk. A touch of wood brings warmth to an largely brick and stone environment, along […]

Cargill Kitchens Solutions: Mason City

Cargill Kitchens Solutions, Mason City

In 2000, Cargill chose Accord Architecture to design its new $11 million Mason City egg processing facility. Cargill then sought Accord’s help with four more expansions and numerous renovations. Accord designed this facility to be functional, clean in appearance, and very efficient in processing food products. Large insulated cooler and freezer rooms are located at […]

Mitchell County Regional Health Center: Osage

Having explored master planning options with Accord Architecture in 2015, Mitchell County Regional Health Center embarked on a multi-phased, $12 MIL expansion and renovation project to transform both the hospital and clinic. This project includes an approximate 24,000 SF addition and 17,000 SF of renovated space. A two-story clinic addition encompasses most of the new […]