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By: Tyler Stone
April 22nd, 2022

We are excited to announce that Iowa City Public Works has earned a COTE Top Ten Award. Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) honors ten projects that exemplify sustainable design excellence. This marks the second time a Neumann Monson project has received this national honor.

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By: Jill Colbert
March 17th, 2022

We are proud to announce that Nathan Griffith, AIA, has been named a recipient of the 2022 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award. The national award recognizes individuals who have impacted the profession through significant contributions and leadership early in their architectural careers. 

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By: Jill Colbert
October 8th, 2021

The Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored Neumann Monson Architect’s Lyndley Kent with the 2021 AIA Iowa Young Architect Award during an awards ceremony of the annual AIA Iowa convention.

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By: Jill Colbert
October 5th, 2021

We’re excited to announce that two projects designed by Neumann Monson have received an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa Design Award and one award for Excellence in Craft.  The awards jury was comprised of building design leaders from across the country who selected projects from a wide field of entries in recognition of the firm’s excellence in architectural and interior design.

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By: Tyler Stone
September 16th, 2021

As the sun rises near Granger, Iowa, the shimmering dome of the newly constructed Bosnjak Es-Selam Mosque crests the horizon. Iowa’s cornfields may not be the first place one would expect to find a 9,000-square-foot mosque and its 130-foot-tall minaret, one of the tallest in the country. Then again, Iowa is full of surprises. 

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By: Tyler Stone
September 8th, 2021

On September 17, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security will host a “Ground Healing” ceremony to kick off the construction of its new headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa. The project will renovate the former Musser Public Library while adhering to the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC). In addition to promoting sustainability, the LBC presents opportunities to engage the local community. Here, we explore the Stanley Center’s connection to Muscatine, its commitment to global education, and its plans to engage the community through the LBC.  

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By: Tyler Stone
August 19th, 2021

In the 1970s, Iowa City undertook an ambitious urban renewal project. As businesses moved to large-scale shopping centers on the city’s outskirts, downtown began to resemble a ghost town. Once-occupied historic buildings became vacant and city officials feared urban blight. Hoping to reinvigorate its central business district, the City used federal funds to demolish undermaintained buildings and encourage modern development. 

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By: Tyler Stone
August 5th, 2021

Public art is a vital component of Iowa City’s cultural identity. Throughout downtown, brightly colored hand-painted murals enliven the streetscape and cultivate a sense of place. While some murals are commissioned by the city, others represent a close collaboration between property owners and local artists. One such mural, “The Reciprocal of Humanity,” adorns Market House in Iowa City’s Northside neighborhood.  

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By: Tyler Stone
July 29th, 2021

In 2019, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security partnered with Neumann Monson and Graham Construction to design and build their new headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa. The new facility will adhere to the standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC), the most rigorous measure for sustainable design.

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By: Jill Colbert
July 23rd, 2021

Iowa City’s Weatherdance Fountain Stage Canopy is featured in the Summer 2021 issue of Iowa Architect Magazine. The article touches on how the detailed design of the structure’s glass and steel assembly supports a range of activities, adding vibrancy to the city’s pedestrian mall. Whether acting as a performance venue, a meeting spot, or just a shady respite, the canopy serves a diverse, year-round population of shoppers, students, gameday visitors, parents with children, and people watchers.