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2014 AIA Iowa Convention

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2014 AIA Iowa Convention

Sign Up Now!

It's not too late to sign up for the 2014 AIA Iowa Convention. We have an amazing event planned with engaging keynote speakers, four workshop tracks, and much more. Sign up today at will close at midnight! 

Convention- Thursday Lunch Sponsorship

A group of AIA Iowa Allied Members have gotten together, once again, to sponsor the Thursday Lunch at the convention. Join us for this lunch, Thursday, September 25 followed by an opportunity to visit with the exhibitors in the exhibit hall.


Thank you to the following lunch sponsors:

ACH Foam Technologies, Allen Consulting Group, Inc., Andersen Windows, Inc., ASI Signage Innovations, ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, CEC (Communications Engineering Company), CI3/ADG, Commercial New Construction Program, Coreslab Structures (Omaha) Inc., CPMI, Inc., EFCO, a Pella Company, Enloe Enterprise L.L.C., Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc., Interface, Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Johnsonite Tarkett Azrock, Katelo Tile and Stone, KDent, Inc., Knutson Construction, Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc., Midwest Tile Marble + Granite, Molin Concrete Products, Multivista, Prairie Pella, Inc., Schuler Shook Theatre Planners / Lighting Designers, Schumacher Elevator Company, Seedorff Masonry, Inc., Skold Companies, Stetson Building Products, Inc., Sunderland Brothers Co., Swisspearl-Western Specialties, SystemWorks LLC, TCC Materials, TFC Canopy & Fabrication, The Stone Shop, Wausau Window and Wall Systems

2014 AIA Iowa Convention Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2014 AIA Iowa Convention. Our convention would not be possible without the generous support of those listed below:

*ACH Foam Technologies, Thursday Lunch
*Action Reprographics, Convention Signage and Lanyards
*AIA Iowa Allied Membership, $500 Cash Door Prize and Exhibitor Lounge
*Allen Consulting Group, Inc., Thursday Lunch
*Alliant Energy, Thursday Lunch
*Alvine Engineering, Thursday Lunch
Architectural Arts LLC, Exhibitor's Cocktail Party Keg of Beer
*Beeline + Blue, Thursday Lunch
*Bell Structural Solutions, Thursday Lunch
Brad VanWeelden Co., Iowa State University Student Exhibit
*CI3/ADG, Thursday Lunch
Commercial New Construction, Awards Celebration Presentation
*Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc., Thursday Lunch
*EFCO Corporation, Thursday Lunch, Awards Celebration Venue
*Gilcrest/Jewett Lumber Co., Thursday Lunch
*Graham Construction Co., Thursday Lunch
*Hansen Company, Inc., Thursday Lunch
*Henry Company, Wi-Fi Connection
Herman Miller Inc., Special Exhibit Display
*HiLine, Inc. - Unique Flooring, Thursday Lunch
*Iowa EPS Products, Inc., Thursday Lunch
Iowa State University College of Design, Keynote Speaker
*JE Dunn Construction, Awards Celebration Venue, Convention Display Set-Up 
*Keller & Associates, Thursday Lunch
*King's Material, Inc., Thursday Lunch
KJWW Engineering Consultants, ARE® Study Session
*Lang Construction Group, Inc., Thursday Lunch
*Logan Contractors Supply, Thursday Lunch
Masonry Institute of Iowa, Masonry Design Awards 
*McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge, Thursday Lunch, Thursday Continental Breakfast
*NRG Sales, Thursday Lunch, Registration Desk Lighting, Awards Celebration Ambiance
*Pella/EFCO, Intern Development Program Registration
*Pigott Inc., Thursday Lunch
*Prairie Pella, Thursday Lunch
*Principal Financial Group, Thursday Continental Breakfast 
Raker Rhodes Engineering, LLC, Exhibitor's Cocktail Party Keg of Beer 
*Rapids Reproductions, Exhibitor's Cocktail Party Keg of Beer
*RCS Millwork LC, Special Exhibits Materials Sponsor
*SGH, Inc., Thursday Lunch
*Strauss Architectural Systems, Thursday Lunch
*SystemWorks LLC, Thursday Lunch
*Terracon, Thursday Afternoon Break
*The Weidt Group, Thursday Lunch, Awards Celebration Food & Beverages 
*Wells Concrete, Thursday Lunch 

*Denotes Allied Membership

Special Exhibits at 2014 Convention

There will be several special exhibits on display at the 2014 AIA Iowa Convention. Make sure you take the time to view them all. They include:

  • AIA Iowa Design Awards 2014, West Exhibit Hall, Upper Level: watch a continuous slide show of this year's entries
  • AIA National Honor Awards, Grand Concourse, Lower Level: exhibit of 2014 National Honor Awards
  • Central Iowa Canstruction, Exhibit Hall, Upper Level: includes images of past competitions and a chance to vote for next year's theme
  • Iowa Architect Magazine, Balcony, Upper Level: learn more about the magazine and new opportunities available for upcoming issues
  • 2014 National Architecture Photography Competition, Grand Concourse, Lower Level: view the winners from this year's competition
  •, Grand Concourse, Lower Level: see progress and a preview of the public side of
  • Iowa Architectural Foundation, Balcony, Upper Level: exhibit of the programs IAF offers throughout the state
  • Iowa State University College of Design, Balcony, Upper Level: display of recent design projects from ISU students and groups
  • Registration Station, Balcony, Upper Level: check out the desk's design, use of materials and handy storage operations and be sure to pick up your name tag!
  • Information Desk, Balcony, Upper Level: Visit the AIA Iowa staff with questions, we have answers!

2014 AIA Iowa Convention Exhibitors

The 2014 AIA Iowa Convention Exhibit Committee has invited many great companies promoting products and services related to architecture to exhibit at this year's convention. We would like to encourage all attendees to visit each of their booths to see what new and exciting products and services they have to share with us this year.


Year after year, exhibitors play a vital part of the success of the convention:


*ACH Foam Technologies, 78
*Action Repro / Vital Signs, 10
*All Makes Office Interiors, 39
*Allen Consulting Group, Inc. 50, 51
Amcon Block & Precast, Inc., 112
American Artstone Company, 126
*Andersen Windows, Inc., 63
*Architectural Wall Systems, 66, 67
*ASI Signage Innovations, 48
*ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions, 80
*Atlas Wall CI Board, 135
*Beeline and Blue, 132, 133
*Bell Structural Solutions, 35
Borgert Products, Inc., 87
*BPI/DuPont Weatherization Products, 118
CAD Technology Center, 134
Carroll Supply, 76
CEC (Communications Engineering Company), 30
Central States Terrazzo Association, 106
*CI3/ADG, 25
Coldspring, 14
Commercial New Construction Program, 81, 82
*Coreslab Structures (Omaha) Inc., 127
CPMI, Inc., 131
Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc., 100
Daltile & Mapei, 58
Eclipse Lighting, 96
*Edwards Cast Stone Co., 136
*EFCO, a Pella Company, 44
Energy Panel Structures, Inc., 1
*Enloe Enterprise L.L.C., 53
Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc., 117
EPIC Metals, 95
Extreme Panel Tech., Inc., 138
Fabcon Precast, 7
*Firestone Building Products, 104
*GAF Materials Corp., 137
*Glen-Gery Brick, 18
*Graham Construction, 90
Hart Associates, 46, 47
Henderson Engineers, Inc., 26
Henkel Construction Company, 93
*HiLine, Inc - Unique Flooring, 88
Hillesheim Architectural Products Inc., 143
Indiana Limestone Company, 22
Industrial Louvers, Inc., 116
Inpro, 9
*Integrated Sales, Inc., 49, 61, 73, 85
Interface, 59
*Interior Contract Group, 62
Interlam, 60
*Iowa Direct/Anderson Ladd, 28
*Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association, 108, 120 
Iowa Roofing Contractors Association, 141
J Moffitt Group, 52
James Hardie, 8
*JE Dunn Construction , 65
Johnsonite, Tarkett, Azrock, 29
*Katelo Tile and Stone, 37, 38
KDent, Inc., 16
*King's Material, Inc., 124
Knutson Construction, 139
Koroseal Interior Products Group, 119
LED Linear, 71
Lighting Solutions, 45
Liver Bronze Architectural Railing Systems, 84
*Logan Contractors Supply, 140
M & M Lighting Sales, 94
Major Industries, Inc., 5
Managed Design, 74
Mannington Commercial, 91
Masonry Institute of Iowa, 113
McGough Construction, 4
Metal Design Systems, 13
Mid-Continental Restoration Co., Inc., 122
Midland Concrete Products, 125
Mid-States Concrete Industries, 32
Midwest Tile Marble + Granite, 15
Millennium Tiles, LLC, 6
Molin Concrete Products, 144
*Multivista, 69
Nagle Signs Inc./Eagle Sign Co., 23
*Neumann Brothers, Inc., 41
North Star Surfaces, LLC, 70
*NRG Sales, 129, 130
*Olson-Larsen Galleries, 86
*Olsson Associates, 128
Petersen Aluminum Corporation, 11
*Pigott, Inc., 103, 115
Porter Athletic, 99
*Prairie Pella, Inc., 54, 55
Premier Brick & Stone, 111
*Rapids Reproductions Inc., 20
*RCS Millwork, L.C., 107
Riser Solutions, 77
*Roof Top Sedums, LLC, 64
Rooftop Anchor Company, 105
Royale Concrete, 12
SAGE Electrochromics, 68
*Saxton Inc, 24
*Schuler Shook Theatre Planners / Lighting Designers , 42
Schumacher Elevator Company, 121
Seedorff Masonry, Inc. , 19
*SGH, Inc., 109, 110
*Skold Companies, 36
*SNB Building Solutions, 17
Sport Construction Midwest, 34
*Stetson Building Products, Inc., 102
*Storey Kenworthy, 3
Strauss Architectural Lighting, 83
STUDIO192 and CO, 27
*Sunderland Brothers Co., 98
Swisspearl-Western Specialties, 2
*SystemWorks LLC, 97
TCC Materials, 123
*Terracon Consultants, Inc., 40
TFC Canopy & Fabrication, 33
*The Garland Company, Inc., 56
*The Hansen Company, Inc., 89
The Stone Shop, 21
*The Weitz Company, 57
*United Brick, 114
Visionaire Lighting, 72
Wausau Window and Wall Systems 92
*Wells Concrete, 79
*WindSmart, Technologically Advanced Roofs, 75
*Workspace, 31, 43
Zephyr Aluminum Products, 142

*Denotes Allied Membership

 Pella & EFCO Intern Program

Pella and EFCO recognize the importance of the future of the architectural profession and our emerging professionals by graciously funding the Pella and EFCO Intern Program at the 2014 AIA Iowa Convention. This program celebrates AIA Iowa intern members (those enrolled in the Intern Development Program (IDP)) by providing funding for them to attend the convention at a reduced rate.  

Feed Your Future at the AIA Iowa Convention

Friday, September 26, 7:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m.
Lower Level, Room 321

An event created specifically with emerging professionals in mind, come and learn the answer to the infamous question “How Do I Get Involved?” Meet the Board of Directors and mingle with Committee Chairs to learn how AIA Iowa can be the stepping stone to a successful career. We will put your valuable time to good use allowing you the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of AIA Iowa in just 30 minutes and we will even treat you to breakfast! 

Section News


AIA Iowa members are invited to attend the next Southwest Iowa Architects Council meeting on Friday, September 12 at HGM Associates Inc. 640 Fifth Ave., Council Bluffs. The presentation will be at 12 noon given by Robert Schoenleber of ASSA ABLOY. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to RSVP to attend contact Marla Minear at or 712.323.0530.


Thanks to the rain, there is still time to sign up for CRICAC's rescheduled golf outing, followed by the AIA Iowa Social at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City! The event will be held September 18th. Please contact Sarah A'Hearn at by September 16th sign up!



CIAC's monthly social will be September 18th at Wellman's Pub in West Des Moines beginning at 4:30. For more information, visit

Member News

Welcome New Members 


New Student Affiliate Member
Monique Rodriguez, Iowa State University

New Graduate Member
Monica Bailey, Assoc. AIA
Eric Coleman, Assoc. AIA, Cannon Moss Brygger Architects 
Erica Fischer, Assoc. AIA, SVPA Architects
Isabelle Leysens, Assoc. AIA, Neumann Monson Architects
Yosuke Michishita, Assoc. AIA, Wells + Associates
Bartholomew Phillips, Assoc. AIA, Ames 
Derek Powers, Assoc. AIA, Martin Gardner Architecture
Cristian Reyes-Pintor, Assoc. AIA, Roseland Mackey Harris Architects 
Brittney Schlichte, Assoc. AIA, FEH Associates
Nathan Scott, Assoc. AIA, InVision Architecture
Kelly Stickrod, Assoc. AIA, Professional Property Management
Andrea Ytzen, Assoc. AIA, Slingshot Architecture 
Xianli Zeng, Assoc. AIA, InVision Architecture

New Associate Member
Travis Dean, Assoc. AIA, BLDD Architects
Alex Murman, Assoc. AIA, Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering
Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA, OPN Architects

New Architect Members
Jeffrey O’Brien, AIA, Frantz Community Investors
Renee Thomas, AIA, RDG Planning & Design

Renewed Members
Cristina Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA, InVision Architecture

Reinstated Member
Ronald Barkey, AIA, Imprint Architects

Upgrade to Registered Architect
Lee Beukelman, AIA, Cannon Moss Brygger Architects
Timothy Bungert, AIA, Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture
Joseph Feldmann, AIA, OPN Architects
Nicholas Lindsley, AIA, Neumann Monson Architects
John Lizer, AIA, Struxture Architects
Bradley Nowasell, AIA, Neumann Monson Architects
Brian Schwartz, AIA, Baker Group

Transfer In
Matthew Butler, Assoc. AIA, LCS Development
Colleen Marie Flory, AIA
Cody Knop, Assoc. AIA, Substance Architecture

Allied Member Updates
John Buck, Kandu Construction LLC, New Allied Bronze
Bryan Bush, SNB Building Solutions, New Allied Silver Alternate 
Kelly Coenen, All Makes Office Interiors, New Allied Bronze
Dave Harvey, WindSmart, New Allied Bronze
Noah Johnson, Iowa Direct/Anderson Ladd, Replacing Allied Bronze Jay Winger
Krista Lee, SNB Building Solutions, New Allied Silver
Jeremy Nordby, YKK AP America, New Allied Bronze
Al Ostrander, The Stone Shop, New Allied Silver
Jennifer Peterson, Storey Kenworthy, Replacing Allied Bronze Mary Dorsey
Dan Sutton, SNB Building Solutions, New Allied Silver Alternate

Professional Affiliate Update
Andy Thielen, KJWW Engineering Consultants, Replacing Scott Bowman

Annual Business Meeting & Legislative Forum

The AIA Iowa business meeting will be held at the convention on Friday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the dining hall, lower level. Visit this link to view the Chapter Business Meeting Agenda and supporting materials. The meeting will include the business-election of officers and directors and approval of the 2015 budget. There will also be a legislative discussion concerning issues affecting the profession. View the legislative report on the Members Only portion of website.

Make sure to attend the meeting for all the latest AIA Iowa news. Another incentive is the two Allied Member Door Prizes. Two names will be drawn for a $250 cash prize sponsored by the AIA Iowa Allied Members. You must be present at the meeting to win.


AIA Iowa Board Budget Planning Retreat


The AIA Board of Directors met in Dubuque for the annual budget planning retreat on July 16-17. The board reviewed the 2015 Committees budget requests as well as the chapter budget. After all of their hard work, the group toured the town on trolley ride around downtown Dubuque visiting the recently restored downtown districts. 

Allied News

Best Booth Award

Exhibitors! Get ready to show off your products and services. AIA Iowa is excited to once again hold the Best Booth Award at the 2014 AIA Iowa Convention. In order to encourage quality and excellence in exhibit displays, AIA Iowa will be judging the 144 exhibit booths at this year’s convention to find the most interesting, attractive, and effective use of booth space and the clearest product communication. The winner will receive a free booth at the 2016 AIA Iowa/ CSR Regional Convention in October. The winner of the competition will be announced Friday, September 25 during the door prize drawing.

15 for 12 Convention Membership Promotion

The best membership deal of the year is back!  Sign up for all levels of 2015 Allied Membership at the convention and receive the rest of 2014 for free! Reach over 1,000 members across the state and build new relationships through firm visits, socials, and business meetings. Learn more, View our 2015 Allied Brochure and then visit the information desk at the 2014 convention to get signed up!

Iowa Architectural Foundation

Secrets of Great Places Landmark Party & Fundraiser

Wednesday, September 24, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm
HoQ Restaurant

This year, the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s Landmark Party and Fundraiser is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Iowa Architectural Foundation by highlighting the history and community revitalization of the East Village in Des Moines over the past 25 years. Guided walking tours of the East Village will be held throughout the evening and a special display about the history of the East Village will be on view. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while socializing and bidding on unique silent auction items at HoQ Restaurant, this year’s event sponsor. HoQ focuses on sustainable farm-to-table dining with over 90% of the ingredients coming from local farms. IAF is also proud to partner with the Des Moines Art Center for this event. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Iowa Architectural Foundation and its education and outreach programming.

Tickets are available online through Red Truck Tickets 


2014 Design Awards Celebration

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. 
Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 

Head just southwest of the Iowa Events Center to Grand Avenue and join us in honoring the winners of the annual awards competition at the Central Library. An evening of conversation and refreshments with colleagues is the perfect night cap to round out the first day of convention. This event will recognize the exceptional design of Iowa architects from the past year and showcase the growth within the state. The Commercial New Construction Program will also be joining the awards celebration again this year to showcase their award winners. 

Awards Celebration Awards Presentation sponsored by: Commercial New Construction program
Awards Celebration Venue sponsored by: EFCO Corporation and J.E. Dunn Construction Co. 
Awards Celebration Food & Beverages sponsored by: The Weidt Group and lighting sponsored by NRG Sales. Student attendees sponsored by Iowa State University Department of Architecture and College of Design. 

Architecture Scholarship Committee Award Recipients

The Iowa State University Department of Architecture has selected the recipients of this year's AIA Awards.

AIA Iowa / AIA National Diversity Scholarship ($1,000 per winner):
Zhahn Bose

Anndrea Joiner

AIA National / AIA Iowa Merit Scholarship ($500 per winner): 
Bobbi Jo Reiff

Connor Yocum

Iowa Chapter AIA Scholarship ($800): 
Nicole Brissette


William M. Dikis, FAIA, Service Scholarship ($600 per winner): 

Jill Maltby

Sarah Ward


The students were honored award ceremony on Friday, September 5 at the College of Design. Congratulations to these future architects!



The Masonry Institute of Iowa’s Architectural Design Awards celebrates

Masonry and Architectural Design Excellence in Iowa. Entries are judged by a panel of architects from outside of Iowa focusing on the excellence of each individual project, including creative use of masonry, structural and architectural design, proper masonry installation details, technical innovations and their influence on design selection, and suitability of design to its environment. Join the celebration on Friday, September 26 at 8:15 A.M. in the Lecture Hall, Lower Level of the convention complex. 

The awards are sponsored by the Masonry Institute of Iowa.



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