Living Building

The Stanley Center’s new home will be an investment in our local community and aim for the highest standards of green and sustainable living.

Follow Our Progress

Read updates about #StanleyGreenHome, our local community engagement, and the process of achieving a Living Building certification.

Demolition and Waste Diversion

The first phase of construction—demolition—is well underway. At least 80% of waste from this phase of the project will be diverted from landfills.

December 21, 2021

Episode 1 – A Living Building

What does it mean to take on the Living Building Challenge? In this video, the first of three episodes, find out how the Stanley Center plans to transform our new home into a living building in Muscatine, Iowa.

December 3, 2021

Walk Through Our Future Home

Look and walk inside the future living building and home of the Stanley Center at 304 Iowa Avenue in Muscatine via this video preview by Neumann Monson Architects.

October 4, 2021

Groundhealing Ceremony

The Stanley Center Groundhealing Ceremony brought the community together to celebrate the start of construction on our living building at 304 Iowa Avenue in Muscatine.

September 22, 2021

Exterior and Interior Renderings – September 2021

A new series of renderings from Neumann Monson Architects previews the exterior and interior features of the Stanley Center's new home.

September 14, 2021

Sustainable Building in Iowa

As the first fully-certified Living Building in Iowa, the new Stanley Center home will be a sustainability trailblazer in the Midwest. We hope to inspire future developers to pursue similar measures and protect the health of our planet.

August 4, 2021

New Renderings Revealed – February 2021

See the early architectural drawings of the Stanley Center's new home.

February 23, 2021

Thoughts from the Community

Our local community survey identified creative ways that Stanley Center's new home can offer positive contributions to the Muscatine area.

January 11, 2021

Living Building, Challenge Accepted

The new Stanley Center home will pursue Living Building certification as an outcome that reflects our values, a process that integrates our community, and an example that demonstrates healthy and sustainable design.

December 14, 2020

Acknowledging and Respecting the Land

Acknowledging the connection of the history of this land to the present reminds us that in our role as occupiers of the space—we are caretakers with an obligation to current and future generations.

November 16, 2020

Site Selection, With Purpose

The Stanley Center explored 16+ potential sites in an around Muscatine for our new home. Reflecting on our priorities, the ideal site was clear: the former Musser Public Library at 304 Iowa Avenue.

October 22, 2020

Setting Our Aspirations

In August 2019, Stanley Center leadership began the process for constructing a new home in Muscatine, choosing Neumann Monson Architects as our partners in the endeavor. Together, staff formulated a vision for the building in alignment with our values.

September 23, 2020