Renovo Media Group Recording Studio: Clear Lake

Kingland Studio, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Renovo Creative Development Area: Clear Lake

As a state-of-the-art full service production studio, Renovo Media Group is committed to renewing, restoring, and reviving beauty, goodness, and truth in television. Throughout 2022, Accord worked closely with Renovo to develop a master plan that utilizes the former Serta Warehouse facility (owned by Kingland Systems) with strategically phased growth. Renovo not only makes movies, […]

Story County Fairgrounds Community Building: Nevada

Story County Fairgrounds Community Building, Nevada, Iowa

The Story County Fair Association wanted to breathe new life into its building. Built by the WPA in 1941, the Community Building had considerable historic value. They hired the Accord to preserve this allure. Accord’s design improved the overall building envelope and added a heating and cooling system. The roof and walls were insulated, while […]

Gilbert – Franklin Township Fire Station: Gilbert

Gilbert / Franklin Township Fire Station

The City of Gilbert and Franklin Township formed an alliance to construct a community building with the assistance of a USDA loan. Its three main elements are the fire station, city hall, and community spaces. They selected a pre-engineered metal building. This reduced cost and allowed for expansion on the fire engine garage side, should […]