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By: Tyler Stone
September 28th, 2022

Adopting a building certification system is one of the most effective ways to reduce your project’s environmental impact. There are many certification systems on the market, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), WELL, and Living Building Challenge (LBC). 

By: Nathan Griffith
September 26th, 2022

Every architecture firm has a different approach to design. Our approach is pragmatic. We draw from our Midwestern roots and take inspiration from the barns dotting the Iowa landscape. 

By: Jesse Bulman
September 22nd, 2022

A building project is an opportunity to reduce your energy consumption. Whether you construct a new facility or renovate an existing one, you can expect to discuss energy performance and utility costs with your design team. 

By: Lyndley Kent
September 20th, 2022

From warehouses to shopping malls, the US has plenty of building stock sitting vacant. Rather than build new, many building owners are breathing life into these forgotten structures by exploring adaptive reuse strategies. 

By: Tyler Stone
September 13th, 2022

Successful building projects depend, in part, on rigorous testing and inspections. During construction, your project will pause for several tests. Some, like concrete testing, are required by code, while others are optional. 

By: Tyler Stone
September 9th, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most comprehensive response to climate change to date. Signed into law on August 16, 2022, the legislation invests $369 billion into climate-related provisions and creates a path toward significantly reducing carbon emissions.  

By: Tyler Stone
September 6th, 2022

Visual aids are a part of every architectural project. From 2D sketches to physical models, your architect has plenty of tools at their disposal to make design decisions tangible and digestible. 

By: Tyler Stone
September 1st, 2022

Successful building projects involve input from a variety of stakeholders. Throughout the design process, your architect should engage different user groups and learn about their needs. 

By: Jesse Bulman
August 31st, 2022

Energy performance is a top concern for many building owners. After all, an inefficient building can increase your utility costs and drain your operational budget. To achieve a high-performance space, you need to make informed decisions at every stage of the architectural process. 

By: Josh Rechkemmer
August 26th, 2022

The first phase of the architectural process is a time for researching and planning. Before design plans can take shape, your architect needs to understand your organization, your people, and their needs.