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Interact with Architecture at the Iowa Center for Architecture

Monday, March 14, 2016  

Interact with Architecture at the Iowa Center for Architecture

Des Moines, IA – March 14, 2016– The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) welcomes their newest member display at their office in downtown Des Moines. Throughout the year, AIA Iowa will feature the work of member firms- a new firm each month. The new exhibitor, Simonson and Associates Architects, wrote the following about their display:

“Simonson & Associates Architects has developed an interactive exhibit, “Architecture Supports Community,” to represent characteristics that support strong communities at various levels. These characteristics are supported by architecture through the application of thoughtful design strategies that improve how we live, work, and play. Please join us in this fun and colorful activity to display the collective values that are important to members of our community. Choose a color representing neighborhood, city, state, nation, or global, and tell us what’s important to you!”

Displays are open to the public at 400 Locust Street, Suite 100 and can be seen while visiting Cowles Commons. The public is also welcome to come in to the office and interact with the display during business hours- Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

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 Iowa 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.

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For interviews or pictures, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, (515) 244-7502, or e-mail her at

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