Schemmer's project, The Forge (Odd Fellows Building) Restoration and Renovation, has received a "2020 Preservation at Its Best Award" from Preservation Iowa.
Preservation at Its Best Award
Preservation Iowa's website explains that each year they seek to honor statewide successes through the “Preservation at its Best Award.” In doing so, they hope to inspire others to take action to
- protect and
Iowa’s historic resources. Additionally, the projects awarded to highlight the work being done around the state to preserve our historic infrastructures by re-purposing them to allow reintegration into their local communities. Many of these projects encourage community growth by stimulating the local economy through
- food industry and
- bringing Iowans back into their historic districts
which encourages the preservation of Iowa’s rich heritage.
The Forge Receives 2020 Preservation at Its Best: Large Commercial
This historic building in downtown Jefferson was chosen as the site for a new tenant. Working with
- engineers and
- the State Historical Preservation Society,
the developer made plans to rehabilitate this 100+ year old building, which was formerly known as the Odd Fellows Building and features brick on the front reading “1904.” The project became a remarkable blend of construction that recognized the heritage of the Jefferson community and state-of-the-art architecture and technology into the new 6,000-square-foot space. Schemmer provided architectural services for the renovation of the historic building.
Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.
Schemmer is a full-service architecture, engineering, and construction field services consultant providing responsible solutions for complex design and construction-related challenges.
Founded in 1959, we are grounded in our past but remain fully committed to the future. Located in three States and six offices throughout the Midwest, Schemmer is providing services to clients from coast-to-coast and border-to-border across the United States.
Schemmer's services include:
- Field Services