“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 exhausts 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 100 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.


ATURA, along with Dean Snyder Construction, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to assist the organization both financially and, in their efforts, to raise the awareness of the wonderful things that they do to help families have a place to call home. To learn more about this incredible organization visit


ATURA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture

We are extremely proud to announce that 2023 marks the 100th year of continuous practice of architecture for ATURA in North Iowa. Although our firm has seen many changes throughout the last century, one thing that has remained constant is...
Hormel Algona

Hormel Begins Expansion On Algona Plant

Hormel Foods recently started construction on a new Employee Welfare Expansion at their Algona, IA location. The 8,800 SF expansion project includes an addition to the existing building and renovations to existing areas. ATURA worked closely with Hormel to create...
Camp Foster

Camp Foster YMCA Facility Expansion

Camp Foster YMCA , located in Spirit Lake, IA, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on a multi-phase project to improve their facilities. To help them bring their vision for this project to life Camp...
Humboldt Groundbreaking

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital Breaks Ground On Mental Health Clinic

Humboldt County Memorial Hospital officially broke ground on a new 3,000 SF mental healthcare clinic with a ceremony on Sept. 2. HCMH was looking to design a facility with the appropriate space and features to provide much-needed mental health services...