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By: Tyler Stone
March 20th, 2024

A master plan provides a bird’s eye view of your organization’s growth and development. It outlines potential facility improvements and budget requirements, helping your team plan projects intentionally and invest dollars wisely.

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By: Tyler Stone
January 23rd, 2024

With enough rigor and care, high-quality architecture can be affordable. Such was the case with SIMPCO/SRTS’ new facility in Sioux City, Iowa. Completed in September 2023, the facility allows this mission-focused organization to better serve rural and urban communities in the tri-state area of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

By: Tyler Stone
January 18th, 2024

The early stages of the architectural process are a time to make large-scale decisions related to the building’s form and structure. During this time, your design team may present different structural system options, discuss benefits and drawbacks, and make recommendations.

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By: Tyler Stone
December 21st, 2023

Next fall, the Pella Early Learning Center—officially named the Little Dutch Academy at the Viersen Early Learning Center—will open its doors to students. The 32,000-square-foot project is Pella Community School District’s first purpose-built facility for preschool students.

By: Tyler Stone
December 12th, 2023

Everyone has an innate desire to be in and around nature—a concept known as biophilia. Unfortunately, the workspaces where we spend most of our time are often stripped of life.

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By: Tyler Stone
November 14th, 2023

On November 8th, Neumann Monson hosted a public open house to celebrate our newly renovated Iowa City studio. The event allowed visitors to meet our team and explore the renovation’s sustainable design features.

By: Tyler Stone
November 9th, 2023

Discussions about sustainability often focus on building performance, systems, and energy consumption. While these elements are important, they tend to overshadow one of the key components of architecture: the experience of inhabiting a building.

By: Tyler Stone
October 24th, 2023

The Living Building Challenge (LBC) is an opportunity to bring together diverse stakeholders and transform communities. Its Equity Petal seeks to foster a more just and inclusive world that enables all people to participate, prosper, and reach their potential. By setting accessible design and project team inclusion requirements, it offers a pathway for making this vision a reality.

By: Tyler Stone
October 12th, 2023

When starting a building project, many owners wonder if they should renovate or invest in new construction. Some owners may have a building that no longer serves their needs but feel unsure if moving locations is the right solution. Others may be considering several site options, including greenfield land and existing buildings.

By: Tyler Stone
October 10th, 2023

Remote work has become common practice since the pandemic, leaving office spaces across the country vacant or underutilized. At the same time, many major US cities are facing a housing crisis.