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A Glimpse of the Process at the Iowa Center for Architecture

Wednesday, March 8, 2017  

Des Moines, IA (March 8, 2017) –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, frk architects + engineers, wrote the following about their display:

“frk architects + engineers sought to provide a glimpse into the design process. Conceived as a sculptural art installation, the piece utilizes tracing paper sketches produced by the architects and designers at frk during the process of design. Crumpled into unusual shapes, and suspended on monofilament, the sketches celebrate a common medium still used by designers to communicate their thoughts and ideas. You can learn more from the frk banner in the window.”

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 to view 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 national AIA with nearly 1,000 members. AIA Iowa members are committed 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 of professional practice.


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

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