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Iowa Architect Magazine Receives Best of Category Award

Monday, May 20, 2013  

Iowa Architect Magazine Receives Best of Category Award 


Des Moines, IA (May 20, 2013)- Measure, Inc., the communication design studio that assisted AIA Iowa with the redesign of Iowa Architect magazine, recently received a Best of Category award for the redesign of Iowa Architect in the Editorial Design category at the 2013 55th Annual Art Director's Association of Iowa Design Exhibition. The design of Iowa Architect beat out submissions from national magazines and publishers, a great testimony to the efforts of the AIA Iowa's Editorial Board and Measure, Inc.


Visually the redesign better reflects the sensibilities of the magazine's audience—clean and organized, yet smartly detailed. Dense pages packed with text and small images were replaced with restful white space and large inspiring photography. Subtle graphic elements and bright colors punctuate the design, allowing it to be cohesive yet flexible and exciting.


Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is a statewide affiliate of the national AIA. AIA members express their commitment to excellence in design and are proactive in the design of livable communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. For more information, go to or call 515.244.7502.


For additional information about Measure, Inc. or to review their online portfolio, please visit: or contact Chad Johnston at


For interviews, images or questions, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, 515.244.7502, or e-mail her at:


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