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Our goal is to improve the public's awareness of the value of design. The information below is a compilation of news coverage on both AIA Iowa and Members of AIA Iowa 
 
 

 


AIA Iowa in the News

2016


5.18.16
Business Record
Work picks up for architects in Midwest, lags in other regions 

 

5.9.16
Business Record Daily PM
School projects dominate 'People's choice' for design awards
 

4.24.16
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects
The Living Link 

 

4.7.16
Sioux City Journal
Architects Recognized for Public Service 
 

3.23.16
Business Record CRE
Architects report slight increase in activity in February 

 

3.23.16
Business Record Daily PM
Architects report slight increase in activity in February
 

3.21.16
Business Record Daily AM
Event April 16: 'Eat.Drink.Architecture'
 

3.1.16
BUILD Des Moines
Forward thinking design
 

2.17.16
Business Record CRE
Architects reported a slow January

2.17.16
Business Record Daily AM
Architects report a slow January
 

2.11.16
CBJ Business Daily
Feb. 11 Iowa Center for Architecture Open House 
 

2.1.16
BUILD Iowa
Iowa Center for Architecture Open House February 11

1.22.16

Des Moines Register
People on the Move: Jan. 22
 

1.20.16
Business Record Daily AM
Billings for design work increased in December 

 

1.18.16
Business Record Daily AM
Women architects featured at new Iowa Center for Architecture
 

1.6.16
​Business Record CRE
AIA Iowa announces 2016 board

 

 

2015

 


12.16.15
Business Record CRE
Slow November for architects could point to tight financing, weak construction labor supply  

12.16.15
CBJ Business Daily
Architecture revenues slow nationally
 

11.25.15
Business Record CRE
Architects reported continued growth in billings in October 

 

11.18.15
CBJ PM Update
Architecture Billings Index remains strong in October 

 

11.1.15
BUILD Des Moines
AIA Convention Held October 15-16 

 

10.21.15
Business Record CRE
Architects were busy last month after an August slump 

 

10.21.15
Business Record Daily AM

Architects were busy last month after an August slump

 

10.15.15
RADIO Iowa
Iowa hosts regional gathering of architects 

 

10.14.15
CBJ PM Update
'Good Design' theme for this week's AIA convention library 
 

10.12.15
LIFT Iowa
Women in Architecture traveling exhibit to stop in Iowa 

 

10.6.15
Business Record Daily AM
Event Oct. 15-16: Architects convene in Des Moines for fall conference 

 

9.28.15
Business Record Daily AM
Design work slowed nationally last month, but better in Midwest 

 

9.24.15
CBJ Business Daily
Architecture billings dip in August
 

9.23.15
Business Record CRE
AIA plans convention
 

8.19.15
Business Record Daily PM
Design business is 'surging'

8.19.15
​CBJ PM Update
National architecture billings continue to climb 

 

8.19.15
Business Record CRE
Architects report points to possible downside of an up economy
 

7.22.15
Business Record Daily AM
Architectural indicators for future Midwest construction rose in June 

 

7.15.15
CBJ PM Update
AIA Iowa provides homeowner tips for tornado season
 

7.7.15
Business Record Daily AM
Iowa architects organization recognized for disaster response training 

 

7.1.15
BUILD Des Moines
Architecture Billings Index Returns to Positive
 

7.1.15
Business Record CRE
Design firms on display
 

7.1.15
CBJ PM Update

 

AIA survey finds homeowners want larger, more accessible homes 
 

6.24.15
Business Record CRE
Architects reported a busy May
 

6.24.15
CBJ Business Daily
AIA: Architecture Billings growth tied to schools, hospitals
 

6.12.15
Des Moines Register
Business Awards: June 12 

 

5.27.15
CBJ PM Update

Architecture Billings down in April

 

5.20.15
Business Record CRE
Architects slow in April, but future is promising

4.22.15
Business Record CRE
Iowa architect firms are busy 

 

4.1.15
Business Record CRE
AIA Iowa 2015 spring conference tucked in the middle of architecture month 

 

3.18.15
Business Record Daily AM
Architects report increase activity in February
 

3.18.15
Business Record CRE
Architects report increase activity in February
 

3.18.15
CBJ PM Update
Architecture billings up in February
 

2.18.15
Corridor Business Journal
Architecture Billings Index falls in January

2.18.15
Business Record CRE

Design activity in the Midwest held steady in January 

 

2.4.15
Des Moines Register
Do good, and less bad, through green building 
 

1.28.15
Corridor Business Journal, PM Update
Architecture Billings Index up at end of 2014
 

1.21.15
Business Record Daily AM
Architects reported gains in billing activity in 10 of 12 months last year

 

 

 

AIA Iowa Members in the News

 

2016


6.10.16
Business Record
Overcoming the safety of Familiarity  

 

6.9.16
Business Record Daily PM
University of Iowa moving forward with $60M art museum

6.9.16
Business Record Daily AM 
BNIM office honored for historic AEG headquarters

 

6.8.16
Business Record CRE
Design Alliance is on display at AIA Iowa 

  

6.7.16
Press-Citizen
University of Iowa moving forward with $60M art museum

 

6.7.16
Nexus Executive Women's Alliance
Liesha's "Getting the word out" 

 

6.6.16
CBJ Business Daily
S. Linn street proposal rises to 14 stories with more apartments 

 

6.6.16
The Gazette 
Behind the walls

  

6.5.16
The Washington Times
Iowa City officials asked to support housing highrise
 

6.2.16
CBJ Morning Rush
Hancher staff begin moving into new facility  

 

6.1.16
Campus REC
University of Oregon partners with RDG planning and designing  

 

6.1.16
The Gazette

Hancher staff begin moving in

6.1.16
BUILD Des Moines
Amy Spike- Advocating for architects, good design  
 

5.31.16
Business Record Daily AM
Broadlawns building East-Side clinic

 

5.25.16
Business Record CRE
A tower project meant to push boundaries and perceptions  

 

5.25.16
CBJ Real Estate Report
Cedar Rapids begins financial analysis of One Park Place project   

 

5.25.16
CBJ Business Daily
Joplin, Missouri library designed by OPN, Sapp awarded  

 

5.23.16
Business Record
The coin toss that wasn't 

 

5.20.16
Campus REC
RDG planning and design knows campus recreation 

 

5.19.16
Civitas
People of vision: Ann Sobiech Munson '91 

 

5.10.16
Ames Tribune
Gilbert High honored with architecture award  

 

5.10.16
Dispatch-Argus
Brunner, Cooper & Zuck, Inc. acquires Quad City architectural firm 

 

5.10.16
Business Record Daily PM
Public art on trail in Waukee nearly financed  

 

5.8.16
Cedar Valley Business Monthly 

People in business for May 8th, 2016 

 

5.6.16
CBJ Business Daily
Linn Co. selects OPN to design public health building
 

5.4.16
Business Record

The Qwerty Problem 

 

5.4.16
Business Record CRE
Free preview: Office roundtable Q&A
 

5.4.16
Business Record CRE
Designs on Walnut Street duplex 

 

5.4.16
Business Record Daily AM
Amy Spike tops among association management professionals 
 

5.5.16
Business Design and Construction
Merit award: Principal Riverwalk Pavilion, Des Moines, Iowa 

 

5.3.16
CBJ Business Daily
Developers go tall with proposals for Downtown CR site
 

5.3.16
The Des Moines Register
Hidden Architectural Gem to get $10 million makeover 

 

4.20.16
The Business Record Daily CRE
Nelson employs a link to Des Moines' architectural past 

 

4.18.16
The Journal of the American Institute of Architects  

Architecture firms with more than two top ten awards, 1997-2015 

 

4.14.16
KCCI Des Moines
MidAmerican announces new $6.3 billion investment in Iowa 

 

4.14.16
Business Record
Restaurants sustain local farmers
 

4.13.16
Channel 13- WHOTV
Students giving baseball field a Big League makeover 

 

4.12.16
The Gazette
Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City to break ground on new church

4.6.16
Business Record CRE
These architects are good citizens 
 

4.1.16
Visions
Iowa State Alumni in the news 

4.1.16
Visions
A Dialogue with Iowa State's College of Design Dean, Luis Rico-Gutierrez

3.28.16
Business Record
City folks can protect waterways too! 

 

3.26.16
Globe Gazette
Names and News in Business: March 27th, 2016
 

3.18.16
Des Moines Register
Meet the 2015 Central Iowa YP of Year finalists 

 

3.16.16

Business Record CRE

Simonson designs on display this month in Capital Square 

 

3.15.16
Business Record
Zero latency: Leadership vs. management, Part 2
 

3.2.16
​Durability + Design
Rising Stars: AIA Honors 12 Young Architects
 

3.1.16
Business Record Daily AM
Young Professionals Connection names officers
 

3.1.16
BUILD Des Moines
Central Iowa Canstruction Deadline March 14th
 

2.29.16
KWWL.com
Group pushes for tiny houses in Cedar Rapids
 

2.29.16
Architect

AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards: Career Academy of Pella by Neumann Monson Architects 

 

2.29.16
Architect

AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards: Cascade High School Expansion by Neumann Monson Architects 

 

2.29.16
Architect
AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards: Corporate Campus Parking Facility by Substance Architecture

 

2.29.16
Business Record
Support efforts to upcycle wood from ash trees
 

2.26.16
Architect
AIA Names the Winners of 2016 Young Architects Award
 

2.25.16
Building Design + Construction
12 architects selected for 2016 AIA Young Architects Award

2.25.16
​CBJ Business Daily
Miron laying foundation for Iowa operations
 

2.25.16
Architect
Lutheran Church of Hope- Ankeny  

 

2.23.16
Des Moines Register
Downtown chamber honors top business, citizen

2.19.16
Business Record
Leadership vs. management
 

2.16.16
Des Moines Register
Awards and Recognitions Feb. 16
 

2.9.16
The Gazette
Group gets design help with 'Sleeping Giant' linking Cedar River Trail to greater network
 

2.4.16
Business Record Daily AM
Two state agencies to jointly administer state historic tax credit program
 

1.28.16
Business Record
It’s not you…it’s my confirmation bias 

 

1.27.16
Business Record
Upcycling is new wave of sustainability
 

1.26.16
Business Record Daily PM
Des Moines will light up new ramp with solar panels
 

1.25.16
Business Record Daily PM
Greater Des Moines architect honored for low-vision design guidelines 

 

1.25.16
LIFT Iowa
On the Rise 

 

1.19.16 

Business Record
Six pillars of sustainable design
 

1.18.16
Business Record Daily PM
BNIM honored for 'invisible' renovation of AEG headquarters 

 

1.17.16
Sioux City Journal
Sioux Cityan elected to AIA Iowa board 

 

1.17.16
The Gazette
Iowa architect firms have few women, fewer still as principals 

 

1.15.16
Building Design + Construction
Best in Architecture: 18 projects named AIA Institute Honor Award winners

1.15.16
Iowa Public Radio
Attitudes, Infrastructure, and Science--The Barriers to Clean Energy in Iowa

1.15.16
Business Record Daily PM
On the Move

1.14.16
Iowa City Press-Citizen
Architecture firm plans Iowa City expansion

1.11.16
LIFT IOWA
On the Rise

 

1.10.16
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
People in Business 

 

1.4.16
Des Moines Register
Bloomfield sets sustainable design example for Iowa 

 

2015


12.18.15
CBJ Business Daily
OPN Architects names new principal

12.16.15
Business Record CRE
OPN to open Iowa City office

12.16.15
CBJ Business Daily
OPN Architects opening Iowa City office  

 

12.10.15
Business Record
Never delegate understanding 

  

12.4.15
Business Record Daily PM
On the Move

 

12.3.15
CBJ Business Daily
PSMJ honors Shive-Hattery for client satisfaction

12.1.15
BUILD Des Moines
A Conversation with Jessica Terrill
 

11.24.15
Business Record
Irony and Mr. Heisenberg 

 

11.13.15
Business Record Daily PM
RDG will help with properties near Kum & Go's new headquarters
 

10.28.15
Business Record CRE
Award winning designs and designers

10.27.15
Business Record
Never stop inventing 

 

10.26.15
Design.IAState.edu
ISU Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture honored with AIA Iowa Educator Award

 

10.26.15
Design.IAState.edu
ISU Architecture Lecturer receives inaugural AIA Iowa Young Architect Award
 

10.19.15

LIFT Iowa
Des Moines woman is first winner of Iowa Young Architect award

10.16.15
Business Record Daily PM
Two Iowa architects honored by professional group

 

9.29.15
Business Record
Build with mass whenever you can

 

9.25.15
Business Record
Put your ding in the universe

 

9.25.15
Business Record
Best of Des Moines 2015 

 

9.23.15
Business Record CRE
Convention hotel raises skywalk questions, gains approval
 

9.18.15
Business Record Daily PM
Urban design board to review hotel, Kum & Go HQ 

 

9.11.15
Business Record

Halt and catch fire
 

9.8.15
Business Record Daily AM
Substance uses wood to create motion at AIA Iowa office
 

8.28.15
Business Record Daily PM
Architects Smith Metzger, Sioux City firm merge  

 

8.28.15
Business Record IOWA
Architects Smith Metzger, Sioux City firm merge   

 

8.26.15
Business Record CRE
Architects Smith Metzger, Sioux City firm merge 

 

8.26.15
Business Record Daily AM
Architects Smith Metzger, Sioux City firm merge 

 

8.24.15
Business Record
Let there be (natural) light 

 

8.17.15
LIFT Iowa 

Lift IOWA readers like 'unlimited' leave for new parents 

 

8.9.15

The Washington Times 

Iowa architect turns talents to watercolor painting 

 

8.7.15
The Marshfield Mail
County aims to have jail project architect selected soon
 

8.5.15
Des Moines Register

Office has 'Mad Men' style, modern amenities

 

7.30.15
Des Moines Register
Local firms make top architect list 

 

7.29.15
Corridor Business Journal, PM Update
Local architecture firms in top 300 nationally

 

7.29.15
Business Record

Give and Take 

 

7.23.15
Business Record Daily PM
Six Iowa architecture firms in top 300 nationally 

 

7.21.15
DLR Group
Sorg Architects Joins DLR Group

7.20.15
Business Record

It's not that easy….bein' green 

 

7.19.15
Corridor Business Journal
CRFD Celebrates Architecture Award
 

7.17.15
Business Record
The Photo Issue: Rob Smith 

 

7.17.15
Architizer.com

Iowan to See Great Architecture 

 

7.10.15

Des Moines Register

Movie theater, 32-story tower proposed downtown 

 

7.8.15
Des Moines Register

Former Younkers building sold 

 

6.29.15
Business Record Daily AM
Pedal to the metal 

 

6.16.15
Des Moines Register
Biz Buzz
 

6.12.15

Business Record Daily AM

I'll take door No. 2 

   

6.11.15
Ames Tribune

ISU students honored at National Hospitality Awards 

 

6.11.15

Business Record Daily AM

Substance Architecture honored for Principal Riverwalk Pavilion

 

 5.31.15

Globe Gazette
Leading by Design 

 

5.30.15
Muscatine Journal
Stanley Consultants wins award for wastewater treatment design 

 

5.21.15
Business Record
Organizational strategy: The Un-Markets 

 

5.14.15
NCARB Blog 

NCARB Tackles the Great "Intern" Title Debate

 

5.14.15
Business Record

How Starbucks is helping make the sustainable connection 

     

5.13.15
CBJ Business Daily
Officials break ground on Liberty High School

 

5.8.15 

Business Record Daily AM 

Hubbell plans riverfront rental townhouse project 

 

5.1.15
Waterworld.com
Stanley Consultants earns Engineering Excellence Award for sanitary sewer design 

 

4.30.15
Business Record
Disagreeing Isn't always the smartest thing to do 

 

4.30.15
Quad City Times
Who's in the news? Robert Braun and Gary Hintermeister

 

4.27.15 

Iowa State Daily.com

Modernized Lagomarcino Hall celebrates ribbon-cutting ceremony 

 

4.26.15
THOnline.com
People in Business 

 

4.26.15 

Cedar Valley Business Monthly Online 

People in Business: April 26, 2015 

 

4.24.15
Des Moines Register
Business Awards: April 24 

 

4.24.15
CBJ Business Daily

CR Library gets platinum LEED certification 

 

4.23.15
Business Record
Weitz Co. selected as contractor for downtown convention center hotel 

 

4.23.15
Business Record
Take credit where credit is due

 

4.21.15
CBJ Business Daily
Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects opens Iowa City office 

 

4.21.15
Business Record Daily PM
Succession announced at SVPA
 

4.20.15 

KCRG.com 

Local architect plans new development on Iowa City fire site 

 

4.19.15
The Hawk Eye
Business Briefcase
 

4.12.15

Des Moines Register
In pursuit of Iowa's first 'net zero' building
 

4.8.15
Business Record
Lessons from MTV
 

4.8.15
Des Moines Regiser
Architects help Iowans prepare for disaster
 

4.8.15
CBJ PM Update

American Institute of Architects selects CR Public Library for 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards     

 

4.8.15
CBJ PM Update

Local architects recognized for public service
 

4.8.15
Business Record CRE
Citizen Architects
 

4.8.15
Business Insider
The most beautiful new library buildings in America

 

4.8.15
CBJ Business Daily
Developers, planners sought for 'Preserve Iowa' summit


4.8.15
KGAN TV

CR Library Wins Architecture Award

 

4.7.15
The Daily Iowan
Iowa City looks into new bike lanes
 

4.4.15
Sioux City Journal
Iowa State struggling to revitalize Design West studio in Sioux City
 

4.2.15
Business Record
The Sustainability Badge of Honor

4.1.15
AIA.org
2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards
 

3.27.15
Des Moines Register
Business Awards, March 27- William Dikis Recognized
 

3.27.15
Business Record Daily PM
Clive begins work on new master plan for its greenbelt
 

3.25.15
Business Record CRE
'Canstruction' fundraising event is Saturday 

 

3.25.15
CBJ PM Update
Zero Energy Walls show up on strip

 

3.23.15
Business Record Daily AM
You, Inc.
 

3.23.15
Business Record Daily PM

Substance Architecture in line for parking ramp rebuild

 

3.18.15
Des Moines Register
Former downtown JC Penney gets a face-lift


3.12.15
WHOtv13.com
Southside Des Moines Sees More Development 


3.12.15
Business Record Daily AM
Radiant floors are on the rise 

 

3.6.15
Des Moines Register
Capital Square update include coffee shop 

 

3.6.15
Business Record Daily AM
Dikis is a good citizen
 

3.4.15
Business Record CRE
Update on Principal renovations scheduled for ICREA meeting
 

3.4.15
CBJ Business Daily
OPN Architects names new associates

2.26.15
Business Record Daily PM
Architectural Foundation: 2015 executive committee, new trustees
 

2.25.15
Iowa City Press-Citizen
New $95 million east-side dormitory would be UI's largest
 

2.19.15
Business Record Daily AM
Finding value in the value proposition
 

2.16.15
Des Moines Register
Get a look at EMC's new $22 million office
 

2.16.15
Business Record PM
Construction of new EMC building is underway
 

2.11.15
Business Record CRE
Kum & Go acquires Gas Lamp Tavern site
 

2.6.15
Des Moines Register
Board Appointments
 

2.8.15
Globe Gazette
Names & News 


2.4.15

Newton Daily News
'Snapshot Iowa' youth photography contest announced
  

2.2.15

Iowa City Press-Citizen
Development booming in Riverfront Crossings District
 

1.29.15
Business Record, Daily AM
The proof is in the glasses
 

1.28.15
Business Record, CRE
AIA Iowa elects 2015 board members
 

1.27.15

Business Record, Daily AM

Designer Sobiech Munson receives national recognition
 

1.21.15
Business Record, Daily PM
2015 Forty Under 40 class announced

 

1.12.15
Des Moines Register
Downtown Hy-Vee slated for $3 million in local incentives  

1.9.15
Business Record, Iowa Biz
Stretch goals and New Year's resolutions

 

1.6.15
Des Moines Register
Deconstruction wizard saves materials from landfill 

1.5.15

Des Moines Register 
YPC's next president brings an energetic new beat

 

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