“The Art of Construction”

At ATURA we believe the success of our firm is measured by the satisfaction of our clients and not just the execution of our designs. From start to finish, our firm of qualified licensed professionals exhaust all possible solutions to best fit the needs of our clients. We believe in providing creative, appropriate, and user-focused design solutions which enhance the human experience.


The firm has been continuously involved in the practice of architecture for over 95 years in Mason City & Clear Lake, Iowa. It had its beginning in 1923 when Harry Hansen and Karl Waggoner came to Mason City from Waterloo to open an architectural office. Thomas Waggoner joined the firm in 1954 and became a partner in 1958. The firm was incorporated in 2002 as Waggoner & Wineinger Architects, Inc. (WWA). In 2012 , the firm became a division of Dean Snyder Construction (DSC), Clear Lake, Iowa. In 2018 WWA absorbed DSC Design Group (established 2007) and together rebranded to become ATURA architecture. Now located in Clear Lake, IA with a secondary location in Ankeny, IA, ATURA continues to provide architectural services for both the public and private sectors while independent of DSC.


As the building and development environment continues to evolve in both rural and metro areas, we are at the forefront of creating and supporting the programs helping youth understand the importance of design and construction related fields. Each year we invest thousands of dollars and dozens of hours speaking to students, working alongside school districts, and volunteering our services for STEM programs. Most notably our annual Student Collaborative Design Competition (SCDC) helps to create project based learning opportunities for North Iowa Schools. The program focuses on empowering students to develop design solutions for current educational trends and challenges while in a competitive setting.