in Renovations, Workplaces 14 Jun Historic renovation and adaptive reuse breathes new life into a underutilized building. Project Type: Government Office Client: City of North Vernon, IN Construction Cost: $800,000 Square feet: 8,000 SF KZF Design provided architecture, interior design, MEP and structural engineering for the restoration and adaptive reuse of a former Carnegie Library, built in 1916, into the North Vernon Government Center. The completed project houses the offices of the Mayor and provides meeting space for local groups. Work in the 6,500 SF structure included restoration of the masonry exterior, gutters, downspouts and dentil moldings, window repair, ADA upgrades, restrooms, HVAC replacement, asbestos abatement and finish upgrades. The restoration of this building at its location in downtown signals an important reinvestment in the central business district.