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Ames Chamber of Commerce Remodel

When the Ames Chamber of Commerce wanted to consolidate their separate offices to a single location within Ames’ centralized Main Street Cultural District, they seized the opportunity to move into this historic two-story building. The Chamber wanted to create an inviting space open for use by all members and businesses, not just the Chamber staff.

The main challenge was to create a cohesive office layout between two levels while respecting the historic character of the interior space. The solution was to create a receptionist desk on the main level to direct visitors either to the second level offices or to the first level conference rooms, creating a clear delineating line between public, semi-public and private spaces.

The modern conference/board room on the main level utilizes traditional material in white oak casework and accent walls, set in juxtaposition to the contemporary all-glass corridor walls. The partial height walls of the board room and “portal” ceilings expose and celebrate the historic tin ceiling. The overall effect is a modern and contemporary interior design that respects the historic character of the building, reflective of the traditional yet progressive values of the Ames Chamber of Commerce.


Ames, Iowa


3,200 SF Renovation

Design Team:

Sam Stagg


Architectural Design, Interior Design