BBS Architects Engineers

Iowa Army National Guard

Dodge House Renovations
Dodge House Renovations
Dodge House Renovations

Project Area: 3,485 SF
Construction Cost: $394,000
Completed: 2017

The Historic Dodge House was constructed in 1942 as the Officer’s Dining Hall and Assembly Building for the Iowa Army National Guard (IAARNG) at Camp Dodge. The building sits prominently on the top of a hill overlooking the heart of Camp Dodge and includes a lounge, main dining hall, kitchen, and restrooms.

BBSAE’s design process for the renovation of the Dodge House was focused on preserving the overall character of the building inside and out while improving the functionality of the spaces and preparing the building’s spaces and infrastructure to be adaptable to the current and future operational needs of the IAARNG. Historic features were repaired and restored where possible, and new features and materials were designed to complement the building’s character. Major upgrades to the building’s mechanical and electrical systems also allow the IAARNG to utilize the Dodge House for training, meetings, and special events.

Proposed future improvements to the Dodge House include the addition of a large patio and outdoor kitchen. With sweeping views over the rest of Camp Dodge, the patio will serve as an extension of the main dining hall and provide additional opportunities for entertaining and gathering.

Covered Walkway
Goodnow Hall Restoration & Renovation
New Office
ETRC Howe Hall
Executive Suites Renovation
Wyoming Farm Bureau Center
Corporate Highrise
Camp Dodge Pool Campus Improvements
Hub Tower Elevator Modernization
Des Moines Public Market
Corporate Headquarters Renovation
IADA Office Renovation
Hub Tower Conference Center
Kemin Food Sciences Lab Renovation
Common Ground - Coffee Shop
Biological Sciences Facility
Beardshear Hall Remodeling
Home Office Building with Expansion
VRAC C6 and Office Suite
Coover Hall Infrastructure Study
College of Human Sciences
ABC - Office Build-Out
Iowa Events Center
Arizona Farm Bureau Center
Lance and Ellie's Sandwich Shop
Sabin Hall Renovation – LEED Gold
Iowa City Federal Building - VHA Renovations
Catholic Pastoral Center Rehabilitation
Corporate Headquarters
Memorial Union Food Court
Union Drive Community Center Renovations
Hospital Emergency Room Renovation & Expansion
Chemistry Building Addition & Renovation
219 Eighth Street
MacKay Hall Auditorium Renovation
Hub Tower Office Tenant Improvement
Science Center - New Facility
Utah Farm Bureau Center
Extension 4-H Youth Building
Parking Garage
Office Renovation
Food Sciences Building - Room 2379 Renovation
Camp Dodge Chapel Addition and Renovation
ETRC Hoover Hall
BBS at 219 8th Street
Reid “E” Research Facility
LeBaron Hall Replacement Study
Minnesota Farm Bureau Center
Levitt Center for University Advancement
© 2024 BBS Architects | engineers, All rights reserved.