At a ceremony on January 24, 2023, the City of Johnston, along with the design/construction team for the Johnston City Hall project, including Hansen Company
, OPN Architects
, and IMEG
received a 2023 Best Development Award from 1000 Friends of Iowa in the category of New Civic Projects for the new Johnston City Hall. The Best Development Awards recognizes projects in 12 categories as a way for 1000 Friends of Iowa to showcase that smart land use and sustainable communities
are more than constructed buildings.
The Johnston City Hall building combines municipal office functions with community spaces inside and out and is a community destination for everyone to enjoy. The building is seeking LEED Silver certifications with net zero aspirations and maximizes efficiency through the building’s shape, orientation and solar shading. The building has 478 solar modules and a 184kW solar array. Throughout the building are high-efficiency lighting, water fixtures and mechanical systems.
Congratulations to the City of Johnston on their New Civic Award and their beautiful building.
Pictured from Left to Right: Kari Boyens, IMEG Corporation; Jason Eveland, Hansen Company, Inc.; David Wilwerding, City of Johnston; Thomas Thatcher, OPN Architects; Joe Feldmann, OPN Architects; Braxton Lewis, Hansen Company, Inc.