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Burning Steel on Display at the Iowa Center for Architecture

Wednesday, December 7, 2016  

Des Moines, IA (December 7, 2016) The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) is excited to announce a new art exhibition, Burning Steel, by Sam DeWall, Assoc. AIA, at the Iowa Center for Architecture.


Burning Steel features 8 works of steel wool photography. Steel Wool is a relatively unknown long exposure technique that creates beautiful and surreal images at night. These unique pieces will be on display at the Iowa Center for Architecture through the month of December and are available for purchase.


The artist, Sam DeWall, is a Wisconsin native and Iowa transplant. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015 with his Masters in Architecture and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to complete contract work with OPN Architects. While at OPN, he worked on construction documents, model making, in the field site measurements, installation design and fabrication, and assisting construction management. Sam is passionate about photography and uses it as a means to explore Iowa and connect with other artists in the area. His photography interests includes architecture and cities, portraits, light painting and steel wool, landscapes, and urban exploration.

Keep your eyes open for future displays by our talented member architects! 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 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 www.aiaiowa.org 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 jreinert@aiaiowa.org.

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