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You deserve to live, work, and play in a space that empowers you, strengthens your community, and benefits the planet. Let’s help you get there.

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Design for Reaching Your Potential

Everything begins with your organization and mission. Leading with empathy, we aim for functional, sustainable, and beautiful design solutions that help you reach your potential.


Exceptional Experience

A collaborative design process brings you and your stakeholders together, builds consensus, and creates shared ownership over the outcome.


Pragmatic Philosophy

A commitment to straightforward, functional design expands your vision of what’s possible and leads to solutions that fit your evolving needs.


Sustainable Solutions

Good design meets the challenges of today’s world. Our experts help you develop adaptive and resilient spaces that benefit the community and planet. 

Don’t Let Complexity Limit Your Vision

Building projects can be daunting. Between balancing budgets, schedules, and stakeholders, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Your architect should guide you through the process, mitigate risk, and help you realize your vision.

Nonfiction Writing House, designed by Neumann Monson Architects

Guidance from Start to Finish

Through collaborative workshops, you’ll form a cohesive vision for your project. An experienced team will help you manage budgets, stay on schedule, and find solutions that reduce the long-term costs of building ownership. And when construction begins, your team will remain by your side to coordinate communication and advocate for your interests.

Architects at a construction site

An Engaging Process Leads to Great Architecture

An engaging design process, tailored to your organization and needs, brings your vision to life. Here’s how it works: 


Meet with an Architect and Collaborate on a Design

Talk with an architect about your goals and work with an experienced team to translate them into tangible design solutions.


Work Together Through Construction

Start working with a contractor, knowing your architect is there to facilitate communication and keep the process running smoothly.


Reach Your Potential in a Customized Space

Live and work in a space customized to your organization and its mission while maintaining a long-term partnership with your design team. 

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Get the Guide to the Architectural Process

Working with an architect is a new experience for most. Prepare by downloading our guide to the architectural process.

In this guide, you will learn: 

  • The differences between each phase of the architectural process 
  • The deliverables you can expect from an architect 
  • Typical project timelines and fee structures 

Hear From Others Like You

“We had the pleasure of working with Neumann Monson on the recent design of our mixed-use buildings in the Historic East Village of Des Moines... Our architects at Neumann Monson listened to us throughout the design and construction process, which resulted in a building that feels like a perfect ‘fit.’”

219 East Grand Street, a mixed use building

“The professionalism and attention to detail provided by Neumann Monson has been exceptional. Neumann Monson makes a concerted effort to build relationships by providing a high-level service and creative thinking to assist their clients.”

Rendering of Des Moines Federal Court House

“We needed an architect who could really understand our vision and turn it into this physical manifestation of a building. When we first met with Neumann Monson, we really made a connection because they started the meeting by talking about values.”



Articles and Resources

Prepare for Your Building Project

Building projects can be complex, and the field is ever-evolving. No matter your experience level, there is always plenty to learn about the design and construction process. Explore our Learning Center to find articles and videos relevant to your project.

Start Your Architectural Journey

You deserve a space where your organization reaches its potential. Let’s help you get there. Connect with a member of our team to discuss your project and goals.