Waverly Civic Center
Waverly Civic Center and City Hall
Construction completed: 1992
Photography by Kate Bell
and Andrew Bell
A 13,000 sf facility set on the banks of the Cedar River provides meeting spaces for civic events as well as city offices and city council chambers.
Most interesting and unique element of the project:
The site was built up approximately 6' to 7' with engineered fill to be above the 100 year flood plain. When the 500 year flood levels hit in 2008, the building only had a minor amount of water get into it.
What is the Architect's favorite aspect about the project?
An approximately 200 year old oak tree, thought to be one of the oldest in Iowa, was saved during construction. A specially designed aeration system was designed to protect the root system so that once the site was built up around it, it could continue to survive.