The AIA Framework for Design Excellence provides a starting point for sustainability. Learn about its ten principles.
A Biophilic Exploration occurs on every LBC project. Learn how you can prepare.
Learn about the LBC's Biophilic Exploration and its requirements.
Learn about the pros and cons of furniture and casework to determine which option fits your needs.
Planning workshops are a crucial part of Pre-Design. Follow these four steps to prepare.
Learn how a planning workshop can create shared ownership and build support for your project.
Learn how Tax Incremental Financing can help fund private development.
A design team needs to know when something isn't working. Learn how to provide the most effective feedback.
Thoughtful design can have a profound impact on occupants' physical and mental health.
Learn the difference between architects and interior designers and how they both contribute to a project.
Prepare for the public bidding process by reading about bid day procedures.
Learn how biophilic design can improve occupant wellbeing.
Sustainable design is more than solar arrays. Interiors play a key role in reducing a building's energy consumption.
While pre-engineered buildings have a low initial cost, they may not fit everyone's needs. Read about the pros and cons.
A workplace renovation is a chance to plan your organization's future. Learn about the factors to consider.
Learn about the best practices for selecting building materials.
Learn how a pre-bid conference can lead to a smoother bidding process.
Material selection is a key component of any building project. Learn how it'll work.
Learn about the history of our Design Quality team and how design critiques bring value to your project.
Visioning workshops help you set high-level project goals. Learn how to prepare.
Commissioning provides a level of quality assurance on a project. Learn what you can expect.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of going green in the Midwest.
Design work doesn't happen in a bubble. Learn how precedent research can help you establish a vision for your project.
Physical modelling is one of an architect's most useful tools. Learn how it can help you visualize a design.
Altering a design later in the process can increase the cost of your project. Learn how to prevent cost increases.
How much time does a building owner devote to the design process? Here's what you can expect.
Read about the most popular building certification systems and the types of projects they fit.
Learn how WELL can help your organization promote health, reduce absenteeism, and aid talent attraction efforts.
Learn how we use feedback requests to track expectations throughout a project's lifecycle.
The construction industry has its share of jargon. Learn the terms you should know before starting a building project.
Starting your first building project? Here are some of the most useful terms to know before working with an architect.
Bid alternates help manage uncertainty in a public bidding environment. Learn how to use them effectively.
Building projects are not limited to the design and construction of the building. Learn how to plan for FF&E.
Iowa City Public Works wins a COTE Top Ten Award for sustainable design excellence.
Hiring a contractor can feel daunting. Consider these five factors when making your decision.
Site selection is crucial to any building project. Learn how your architect can help you weigh your options.
Visualization is foundational to the design process. Learn how your architect will bring the design to life.
Learn about four problems you may encounter if your architect does not consider long-term operational costs.
Learn why value engineering occurs and how you can prevent the process from occurring after bidding.
Despite the popularity of remote work, the office is here to stay. Learn how your office can adjust to hybrid work.
Thinking about pursuing the LBC? Ask yourself these questions to determine if it aligns with your goals.
Bidding/negotiation can be exciting and nerve-racking. Here's what you can expect from the process.
Keep your schedule on track by learning about five factors that delay construction timelines.
The Contract Documents phase of a building project occurs after Design Development. Learn what you can expect.
We are proud to announce that Nathan Griffith...
Schedules are an important aspect of a building project. Learn how to maintain your schedule in the design process.
Heading into Design Development? Learn what you can expect from your architect and how to prepare.
Is LEED right for your project? Consider these factors before pursuing a certification.
Learn what you can expect from your architect and contractor during construction closeout.
Sustainable design is more important than ever. Read about the firms who are driving the industry forward.
Schematic design is one of the most exciting phases of the architectural process. Here's what you can expect.
Cost is a major concern for anyone considering solar power. Learn about your options for upfront and monthly financing.
Learn how a change management expert can help your team adjust to a new work environment.
Thinking of including solar power in your next project? Consider these three factors first.
Construction can feel daunting. Here's how your architect will guide you through the process.
Feasibility studies can range in cost. Read about the four factors that will impact what you pay.
A master plan provides an overview of your organization's development. Here's what you can expect from the process.
Learn why mass timber is becoming a popular alternative to steel and concrete.
Successful building projects occur when everyone's voice is heard. Learn who to include in the design process.
Learn how a feasibility study can help you understand your current challenges and your options for change.
Starting a building project? Remember to consider the long-term costs of building ownership.
Is your work environment no longer living up to its potential? It might be time for an update.
At the start of the design process, remember to account for long-term expenses, including the cost of your employees.
Errors and omissions in contract documents are an expected part of the construction process. Here's how you can prepare.
Benchmarking tours can help you imagine new ways of approaching your project. Here's what you can expect.
Post-occupancy evaluations are a vital part of the architectural process. Learn how you benefit.
Budgets drive the design process. Learn how Lone Tree reduced construction and operational costs.
Thinking of hiring an architect? Learn the best practices for writing an RFP.
Since 2020, prices for many building materials have increased. Learn how to prepare for an uncertain market.
Building material prices are a concern for anyone starting a project now. Here's how your architect will respond.
Hiring an architect is a bit like dating. But without a convenient dating app, where do you begin?
Building a new home? Read our recommendations for residential architects in Iowa.
Comparing architecture fees is a difficult task. Use these five steps to find the best value.
A building project can feel overwhelming. Luckily, your project manager is there to help.
Learn why an architect cannot simply stamp drawings created by another.
Building projects can seem daunting, but knowing your responsibilities makes the process more manageable.
Learn the best practices for preventing cost overruns on a building project.
Hiring an architect is a big decision. Use these questions to establish alignment with potential candidates.
Worried about cost overruns? Learn how your architect can help keep the budget on track.
How do you start a building project when you don't know what you need? The answer lies in the programming process.
Although it can be done, fast-tracking the design process comes with drawbacks and risks.
Worried about managing costs during a building project? Learn how contingencies can help you plan for the unknown.
How long does the architectural process take? The answer depends on the unique requirements of your project.
Learn what to expect from the change order process and how much you should budget for construction contingencies.
Some think sustainable design makes a project more expensive, but some techniques can be added at no cost.
Learn how visioning workshops can foster empathy and help your team build consensus.
Thinking of starting a residential project? Find out if we are the right fit.
Needing to pass a bond referendum? Here's how architects can assist you in the process.
Wondering what you'll pay for architectural services? Learn about the factors that influence percentage fees.
Thinking about taking on the Living Building Challenge? Learn about its 7 Petal requirements.
Learn the pros and cons of using a third-party green building rating system.
Starting your first building project? Here's how architects charge for their services.
Thinking about applying for historic tax credits? See if your project qualifies.
A kickoff meeting is foundational to the architectural process. Learn what to expect and who to include.
Starting your first building project? Be sure to account for these expenses...
The true cost of building ownership occurs over a building's lifetime. Learn why you should invest in quality materials.
The federal historic tax credit application can seem daunting. We're here to help.
First time working with an architect? Check out our comprehensive guide to the architectural process.
Congratulations Lyndley on receiving the AIA Iowa Young Architect Award!
Federal historic tax credits are an effective way to help fund a complex rehabilitation project.
Two Neumann Monson projects have received AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards.
Not sure how to execute your building project? We break down the five most common project delivery methods.
How do you choose a site for the LBC? Read about the Stanley Center's site selection process.
Complete with a 130-foot-tall minaret, the mosque represents the perseverance of the Des Moines' Bosnian community.
Learn how the LBC will deepen the Stanley Center's commitment to Muscatine.
Tailwind Group's East college Street project merges new development with historic renovation.
Market House's mural, "The Reciprocal of Humanity," makes a powerful statement about racial justice.
Taking on the LBC is the newest chapter in the Stanley Center's history of climate change action.
Weatherdance Fountain Stage Canopy is featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Iowa Architect Magazine.
Kreg Tool's new facility in Ankeny, IA merges their office and manufacturing components.
The recently completed Iowa Public Works facility earns national recognition.
Weatherdance acts as a central meeting point for entertainers, speakers, and activists.
The Stanley Center for Peace and Security takes on the Living Building Challenge.
The Zweig Group recognizes NM in their national employee experience survey.
In 2020, we used Just to look inward and make a difference externally.
Thank you to the members of UUS who made this award-winning project possible.
Market One wins the COTE TOP Ten Award, the industry's highest award for sustainable design excellence.
Neuman Monson discusses our commitment to sustainable design excellence as we work toward a carbon-neutral future.
Market House is featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Iowa Architect's Magazine.
We are thrilled to announce that 111 E. Grand has been recognized by Wood Design and Building Magazine.
The 2020 NOMA Conference focused on the challenges facing American Cities and architecture's role in the future.
Voxman School of Music was awarded a 2020 AIA Interior Architecture Award.
Congratulations Matt Krieger on your Forty Under 40 recognition!
Subayno and Cryer share award-winning projects from the AIA Iowa Emerging Professionals Competition.
Project manager Jesse Bulman discusses energy-efficient features at ICPW.
Neumann Monson receives five awards from AIA Central States.
Two Neumann Monson projects have received AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards.
Congratulations Nathan on receiving the AIA Iowa Young Architect Award!
Neumann Monson President Tim Schroeder is recognized for his service to the profession.
The Tuesday Agency, designed by Neumann Monson, was recognized as Best in Show.
New sustainable concrete might revolutionize the construction industry.
View our office reboot plan as we transition from remote work.
St. Luke the Evangelist receives recognition from the design community.
Beginning in March 2020, a large portion of our studio began working remotely. Check out our at-home work stations.
In 2020, two NM projects received AIA Iowa Impact Awards.
An update on remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matt Krieger has been appointed to the Iowa City Climate Action Commission ...
Each quarter, NM’ers gather over lunch to share their sketchbooks ...
We are proud to announce that our own Nick Lindsley...
We are pleased to announce our newest shareholder...
Iowa State University hosts its first Super Review.
Architect 50 seeks to answer the question: "Who had the best year?"
Congratulations NM architect Jesse Bulman on Forty Under 40 recognition!
Neumann Monson Architects honored with three AIA Central States Design Awards...
Three Neuman Monson projects have received AIA Iowa Excellence in Design Awards.
Tim Schroeder named a 2019 COO of the Year Honoree...
NM welcomes two new team members...
For a fourth consecutive year, Neumann Monson Architects has been honored...
One University Place has achieved LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council...
The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) promotes design practices that enhance design quality and environmental...
Each summer, NM adds firepower and fresh perspectives by inviting a handful of undergraduate and graduate students...
Tim Schroeder and architect Sally Obernolte shared an update on NM’s client experience initiative at this year's Client
Mentoring, connecting, and educating students...
NM honored with an International Interior Design Association, Design Excellence Award...
The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter recognized two projects with Impact Awards...
The new MidWestOne One Facility at Riverfront Crossings has achieved LEED Gold certification...
At NM, sketching is an integral part of our daily lives. Architect Eric Neuhaus’ AIA Iowa award winning project...
Our own Jesse Bulman and Nathan Griffith guided six classes of future designers through a design process...
Explore the meaning of home at the Stanley Museum of Art's new temporary pop-up exhibition...
Neumann Monson has been named an Outstanding Emerging Professional (EP) Friendly Firm...
Neumann Monson has signed the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2030 Commitment...
The American Institute of Architects Central States Region (AIA CSR) honored two Neumann Monson projects...
Habitat for Humanity seems like a natural fit for an architect, so when I landed in Iowa City...
Six projects designed by Neumann Monson have received AIA Design Awards.
Nick Lindsley honored with the 2018 AIA Iowa Young Architect Award...
Kevin Monson honored with the 2018 AIA Iowa Medal of Honor...
Eric Neuhaus and Cheung Chan recently presented a course on dowel laminated timber...
To celebrate Architecture Month this April, Neumann Monson hosted a group of future architects...
Tim Schroeder steps into the role of President as Kevin Monson continues as Chairman of the Board...
Twenty-five extraordinary developments from around the world were selected as finalists...
The Gray Book notes some regional opportunities we're proud of and...