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Architects Recognized for Public Service in Iowa City

Tuesday, April 5, 2016   (0 Comments)

Architects Recognized for Public Service in Iowa City

Iowa City, Iowa (April 1, 2016) – Three local architects and members of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) have been recognized for their service to the community of Iowa City.  They are participants in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program sponsored by AIA Iowa:

Todd McNall, AIA, of Planning, Design and Construction, University of Iowa was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Cedar Rapids Historic Preservation Commission. McNall has been a Commissioner since 2010. As a committee member, McNall makes recommendations on National Register of Historic Places nominations and local historic district designation. He also reviews and approves applications for Certificates of Appropriateness in the two local historic districts. McNall is also a Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street board member since 2009 and sits on the Brucemore National Trust Historic Site Board of Trustees since 2011.

Martha Norbeck, AIA, of C-Wise Design and Consulting was elected a Board Member of the USGBC Iowa. USGBC Iowa seeks to create a positive impact on the region's built environment by accelerating the adoption of green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards. Norbeck is responsible for education, fundraising, and advocacy. She also organizes education events about Green Building.

Mark Seabold, AIA, of Shive-Hattery serves as the President of the University of Iowa Museum of Art - Members Council (UIMA). The UIMA Members Council seeks to increase awareness and membership through outreach events and programming both within and outside the state of Iowa. Seabold leads monthly meetings, helps plan annual fundraising events and assists in planning other events and promotions to increase awareness and membership in the UIMA. By contributing his time to the UIMA and helping plan events that engage the public he feels that communities experience the importance of access to Art as a necessary resource. 

The Citizen Architect Program recognizes AIA Iowa members who represent AIA's values in their community through public service. To find out more about this program please visit

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.

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