CURRIES COMPANY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

CURRIES COMPANY CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

MASON CITY, IOWA

This two-story, 20,000 square foot corporate office building serves as a reflection of Mason City’s architectural past.  The structure adds to the heritage of similar structures within the city, representing a unique marriage of modern building techniques and Prairie style influences.  Pre-stressed concrete tilt-up panels provided speed in construction, yet blend harmoniously with the design idiom.  Cement plaster masses anchor the corners and flank the entry.  Interior spaces continue the design in floor plan arrangements, with open central areas and circulation removed to the outer corners of each floor.  Geometric patterns are repeated throughout the building in the reception desk, window grills, light fixtures, and balcony railings.  The building was selected as “one of Iowa’s architectural gems” by other architects in the state.