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.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of six team members. These individuals join the firm’s existing leadership in a collective effort to support our mission of building trusting relationships, driving positive change, and redefining excellence. They have distinguished themselves as leaders, mentors, innovators, and collaborators who embody the firm’s values.
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.
School renovations can be complex. In addition to existing building conditions, design and construction teams must manage tight schedules and intricate phasing plans to maintain operations for students.
With construction approaching substantial completion in the fall of 2023, the US District Courthouse for the Southern District of Iowa is anticipated to open its doors to the public in late spring 2024. The building, which broke ground in 2019, will provide nine courtrooms, 13 chambers, workspaces for the Southern District of Iowa Judiciary, a Circuit Court of Appeals library, and spaces to serve several other Federal agencies.
Alyanna Subayno, Assoc. AIA, has been selected by the National American Institute of Architects (AIA), to serve as the Associate Representative to the AIA Strategic Council for 2024.
In August 2023, the Iowa Conservatory will open its doors to students. The performing arts school, located in Iowa City’s Northside neighborhood, will offer unique educational paths for high-school students to expand their creative interests.
Last month, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security opened its new headquarters to the public. The completed building in downtown Muscatine is designed to meet the standards of the Living Building Challenge (LBC)—the most rigorous measure of sustainable design.
In the first half of the 20th century, Center Street was the heart of the Des Moines Black community. The neighborhood was home to many Black-owned businesses, including restaurants, barbershops, and clubs featuring some of Iowa’s finest jazz and blues musicians.