NEUMANN MONSON ARCHITECTS

The Tuesday Agency

The Tuesday Agency is a full-service lecture agency that represents a premier group of professional authors, journalists, historians, artists, and scholars and connects them to audiences all over the world where their voices can have the greatest impact. The agency has an international reach befitting Iowa City’s designation as UNESCO’s first City of Literature in the world.

The owners wanted the design to reinforce their important mission while injecting eclectic whimsy with a strong sense of quality.

Visitors are greeted by a dark, cozy, library displaying books by authors the agency represents. The room sets a professional yet playful tone that is carried forward. A copper clad portal opens into a bright, multi-functional “living room” where the agency co-works, entertains, and records their video interview series. New and vintage furnishings and fixtures were carefully curated to coexist. An over-sized archway partially veils a collection of private offices, providing a sense of separation while maintaining flow throughout. The flavor-forward material palette includes copper, blackened steel, charred beetle-kill pine, and concrete with oak and felt ceilings. The resultant bricolage is a haven for inquisitive minds and lively conversations that result in global impact.

Project Type

Commercial

Location

Iowa City, Iowa

Size

2,000 SF

Awards

2020 IIDA Great Plains Chapter (Best in Show)
2020 AIA Central States Design Award - Interior Category (Merit)