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.

Episode 3 – A Living History

Episode 3 describes the living history of the Stanley Center home in Muscatine, from the Meskwaki villages that flourished on the land to the original Musser Library building that we are in the process of renovating.

November 22, 2022

My Engineering Internship at a Living Building Project

Emily Moffit, an engineering student at Iowa State University, shares her experiences as a field engineering intern at the Stanley Center's living building construction project.

Emily Moffit

October 27, 2022

Recycling and Repurposing Materials

Graham Construction finds new ways to repurpose and recycle existing materials while renovating 304 Iowa Avenue.

August 15, 2022

Time Capsule Found From 1971, 1901

A time capsule was discovered by Graham Construction at 304 Iowa Avenue that contained items from 1971 and 1901 illustrative of the building's history as a public library.

July 14, 2022

Students Tour Living Building Construction Site

Muscatine High School woodworking and technology students learn firsthand about sustainable design practices in action.

May 23, 2022

Episode 2 – Seven Petals

What are the seven petals of the Living Building Challenge and how have the imperative requirements of each one guided the design and construction of Stanley Center's new home?

April 22, 2022

Graham Construction Helping Neighbors

General contractor takes time to help with deliveries at a neighboring food pantry.

March 2, 2022

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