Archives: Projects

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Aquin Catholic School

Ament was hired as a consultant to provide an in-depth analysis of the 100-year old Aquin Catholic School, in Cascade, Iowa. Ament developed both a cost opinion to upgrade the building and developed six different new concepts for the board’s review. After the school board sought input from their parish, and met with Ament on their recommendations, they decided that a new building would … Read More Aquin Catholic School

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Kirkwood Community College – Ceramic Studio Remodel and Kiln Building

Kirkwood Community College needed to improve safety and serve the expanding needs of their ceramics program in their existing arts building. To achieve this, the college constructed a new stand-alone facility that could house all the various pieces of equipment as well as the bulk materials storage that are part of that program. This allowed the ceramics department to consolidate their equipment and storage … Read More Kirkwood Community College – Ceramic Studio Remodel and Kiln Building

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Kirkwood Community College – Equestrian Building Addition

Kirkwood Community College has an extremely successful equestrian program and the indoor riding corral is the focal point of much of the educational program. Therefore, the location of traditional classrooms with direct access to that corral is paramount. The addition to the building provides for 2 traditional classrooms with direct access to the main space to allow simultaneous teaching in both venues. In addition, … Read More Kirkwood Community College – Equestrian Building Addition

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Cedar Rapids Public Library

Ament provided the civil engineering site design for the new Cedar Rapids Public Library across from Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids.   This project symbolizes the City’s recovery from the flood of 2008. This new facility includes an auditorium, a café, conference center, and a green roof with skywalk connection to an adjacent parking structure, designed by OPN Architects. Sustainable feature in this … Read More Cedar Rapids Public Library

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Cedar Rapids Montessori School at Ground Transportation Center

Ament, Inc. provided post 2008 flood restoration and design work for the Cedar Valley Montessori School on the ground floor and mezzanine level of the Ground Transportation Center in downtown Cedar Rapids. The work incorporated replacement of exterior windows and doors, restoration of interior partition walls, doors, new interior finishes, acoustic ceiling panels, mechanical and electrical service outlets and distribution. The main mechanical and … Read More Cedar Rapids Montessori School at Ground Transportation Center

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Noelridge Park Pond

The Noelridge Park Pond project was the reconstruction of a public pond that exists in a highly visible location. The pond is next to the most popular pavilion in the City of Cedar Rapids and across the street from a residential area. The City was concerned with pond water quality as well as the quality of McCloud Run, the state’s only urban trout stream. … Read More Noelridge Park Pond

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Scott Community College Roadway

The Eastern Iowa Community College District approved reconstruction of the existing campus access road along the west and south sides of the Scott Community College campus. The purpose of this project was to replace and widen the existing PCC pavement that was constructed in the 1960’s and was showing significant deterioration.  This new work was accomplished without seriously affecting access to the campus facilities … Read More Scott Community College Roadway

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Hunter’s Ridge Golf Club Development

Members of the Hunter’s Ridge Development Company envisioned a premier-level 18-hole golf course on 400 rolling acres just north of Marion, Iowa. They pictured a spectacular clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pool. Winding through the course, they imagined an impressive residential housing development featuring upscale homes and townhouse units. After four years of planning, design and construction, the Hunter’s Ridge Golf Course opened to … Read More Hunter’s Ridge Golf Club Development

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Winslow Road Bridge

The purpose of the Winslow Road Bridge project in northern Marion, Iowa was to convert a rural county road to a road that will serve a more urban development. The existing gravel surface road crossed Indian Creek at an old pony truss bridge structure. The one-lane bridge was embargoed for truck traffic, including emergency vehicles, which presented an inconvenience to residents. The bridge was on … Read More Winslow Road Bridge

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Lafayette Road Bridge

The old Lafayette Road Bridge connecting the cities of Elk Run Heights and Evansdale, Iowa dated from the 1930s, and was near the top of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) bridge replacement list. This meant that the Iowa DOT would cover 80 percent of the cost of replacing the bridge (up to $1 million), and the two cities would divide the remaining cost. … Read More Lafayette Road Bridge

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