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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Iowa Building Developments, Brasil. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the state. The focus is on contemporary Iowa buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

Iowa Architecture News

Aug 12, 2018
Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with OPN Architects
Hancher Auditorium Iowa City building
photo : Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Hancher Auditorium Iowa City Building
Widely recognized for commissioning new works of dance and music, Hancher reaches audiences beyond the University of Iowa.

Apr 15, 2016
Shelters for US Soldiers by Iowa State University Graduate Design Students
Shelters for US Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan
images courtesy Iowa State University
Iowa State University Graduate Design Students Shelters for US Soldiers
Graduate design students at Iowa State University have created conceptual schemes for shelters that would house US soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and help give them a sense of safety.
The schemes were produced as part of a new studio called In Harm’s Way, led by Lee Cagley, a professor and chair of the school’s interior design department.

Major Iowa Buildings, alphabetical:

Des Moines Public Library, Des Moines
Date built: 2007
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Des Moines Public Library
photo © Farshid Assassi

Client: Des Moines Public Library
RIBA International Award 2007

Figge Art Museum – New Museum of Art in Davenport
Date built: 2006
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
architecture competition winner – 10,000 sqm building area

Prinicpal Mutual Life Insurance Company – Expansion, Des Moines
Dates built: 1993-96
Design: Murphy/Jahn Architects

School for Art & Art History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City
Date built: 2007
Design: Steven Holl Architects
University of Iowa School for Art
photo © Andy Ryans from Steven Holl Architects

University of Iowa
The School of Art & Art History at the University of Iowa, which opened in September 2006, was awarded in the RIBA International Awards for successfully negotiating its site at the crossing of two orthogonal paths in the campus, at a place where the city grid is interrupted by natural landscape in the form of a small lagoon and a limestone bluff. The jury writes “This engagement with the conditions of the elements of the site is one of the scheme’s most striking aspects. It feels like this would be a very good place in which to make and study art.”

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Farnsworth House, Plano
Design: Architect Mies van der Rohe
Farnsworth House
photo © gm+ad architects

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University of Iowa School of Art: RIBA International Award 2007

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