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By: Tyler Stone
March 23rd, 2023

How do you design a workplace that fits your values and budget? Over the last year, the Iowa City studio renovation team has been answering that question. 

By: Tyler Stone
March 21st, 2023

A third-party building certification system is the most effective way to achieve a high-quality, high-performance project. When exploring certification systems, you’ll find many options, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and WELL. However, the most rigorous and holistic option is the Living Building Challenge. 

By: Josh Rechkemmer
March 16th, 2023

Many factors influence design decisions—including budget constraints, zoning regulations, site conditions, and sustainability goals. In addition to these factors, you and your architect will consider the needs of occupants and their ability to access the building with ease. 

By: Lyndley Kent
March 14th, 2023

With buildings accounting for nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions, architects are on the frontline in the fight against climate change. Every new project is an opportunity to reduce emissions and develop a more sustainable and resilient built environment. 

By: Jesse Bulman
March 9th, 2023

When making any purchasing decision, you want to know the price. Selecting an architect is no exception. 


By: Tyler Stone
March 7th, 2023

Housing affordability has become an increasingly important issue for communities across the US. According to the US Census Bureau, 46% of American renters spent 30% or more of their income on housing in 2020. 23% spent at least 50% of their income in this way. 

By: Dave Zahradnik
March 2nd, 2023

The architectural process starts with gathering input from project stakeholders and setting goals. Before your architect can put pen to paper, they need to understand your organization and the needs of occupants. 

By: Josh Rechkemmer
February 23rd, 2023

Across the country, higher education institutions are grappling with aging facilities. Between shifting enrollment numbers, changing student needs, and new modes of working and learning, 20th-century building stock is no longer meeting the demands of 21st-century institutions. 


By: Jill Colbert
February 22nd, 2023

Neumann Monson Architects is pleased to announce that Tim Schroeder, President, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

By: Amy Guhl
February 21st, 2023

Between the thousands of decisions on a commercial building project, it’s easy to overlook a space like a restroom. Restrooms have a reputation for being inconsequential and utilitarian—necessary but unexciting spaces.