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Get project updates and learn about about all the exciting things happening in our studios.

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By: Tyler Stone
July 12th, 2024

Since its opening in July 2023, the Pella High School Tennis Complex has experienced a successful first season. Pella’s girls’ tennis team won the state championship, and the boys’ team placed third.

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By: Tyler Stone
April 23rd, 2024

On May 3, the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids will host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off its clock tower renovation. The project will enhance the structure by adding an astronomical clock—the first in the US and one of only three in the world.

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By: Tyler Stone
April 16th, 2024

Next month, construction will wrap up on the third phase of the Johnson County Courthouse renovation. The project—broken into six phases—will reconfigure existing spaces, improve accessibility, and enhance efficiency for those who use the building daily. It will also preserve the building’s character and honor its history.

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By: Matt Krieger
March 14th, 2024

While addressing climate change requires multiple solutions, reducing the built environment’s impact is part of the equation. Between heating, cooling, lighting, and appliance operation, buildings consume a large amount of energy, accounting for nearly 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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By: Denise Schmitz
January 16th, 2024

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.

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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.

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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.

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By: Tyler Stone
September 19th, 2023

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.

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By: Tyler Stone
August 18th, 2023

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.