FIRST CITIZENS BANK - MASON CITY, IA

Accord's long-standing relationship with First Citizens National Bank, now known as First Citizens Bank, began in the 1990's on a bank project in Charles City, Iowa.  That project was followed by FCB's conversion of a former insurance building on the west side of Mason City into the FCB headquarters.  Accord's design work at this location...

KINGLAND SYSTEMS - CLEAR LAKE, IA

Kingland Systems is rapidly becoming a technology giant providing platforms of software solutions to customers around the globe.  Their home office in Clear Lake is a combination of building types with ample area for innovative ideas that will not only “wow” their customers, but also provide amenities for current employees and recruitment of future software engineers and other employees.  Accord Architecture was hired in 2017 to study ways in which this office building and former Serta Matress warehouse building could achieve Kingland’s goals.  The innovative design solution involves ... 

ACCORD and HENKEL OFFICE - AMES, IA

Accord's transformation of this existing two-story building in Ames, Iowa breathed new life into what was once believed to be a building deteriorated beyond repair. The bones were good, but the envelope required new energy and aesthetic improvements. with an open office environment, Accord and Henkel have enjoyed their new presence in central Iowa. It is a green project by the nature of saving the majority of the building rather than sending it to the landfill, but other sustainable amenities include LED lighting, high R-value envelope, and an energy efficient HVAC system make this a viable building for years to come...

KANABEC STATE BANK - MORA, MINNESOTA

This substantial project for Kanabec State Bank in Mora, Minnesota involved the removal of an existing industrial building. The existing building’s concrete was crushed and ground into small gravel size pieces and used under the building and parking lot. This recycling idea along with other green techniques, such as day lighting in the atrium area, are only part of what makes this bank so unique...

NORTH IOWA REGIONAL COMMERCE CENTER - MASON CITY, IA

Accord was hired in 2011 for the interior renovation of all levels of this circa 1930 building in downtown Mason City. This building will house the area chamber, the county-wide economic development organization, the regional economic development Marketing Alliance, and the North Iowa Builders Exchange, but will also welcome the co-location of partners with complimentary missions...

FIRST CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK - CLARION, IA

After remodeling the existing downtown bank in Clarion, IA for First Citizens National Bank in 2002 and again in 2011, Accord Architecture was commissioned to design a completely new, freestanding bank on the main highway through Clarion in 2012.  This new 6,875 SF facility includes...

CURRIES -ASSA ABLOY - MASON CITY, IA

Curries is a world-wide leader in the production of hollow metal door and window frames. One of Accord’s first major projects was the design of the original 9th Street Office for Curries in Mason City, Iowa in the late 80’s. Accord again designed a major factory/ industrial building for Curries on 12th Street in Mason City for the production of frames...

KINGLAND SYSTEMS - AMES, IA

In 2004, Kingland Systems based in Clear Lake, IA was looking to expand their technology company through a strategic move to a location immediately across the street from thousands of potential employees with studying computer and software engineering, as well as computer science and business at Iowa State University.  The former Ames Theatre once used for both movie and performing arts provided the square footage and volume necessary for the many work stations.  Accord's design included...

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