Franklin Avenue Library


Year Completed
Building Size
28,590 sf
Contract Amount
Owner / Address
City of Des Moines
400 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA
Architect / Address
Benjamin Design Collaboritve
401 Clark Ave, Suite 200
Ames, IA

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.