“Public Participation Helping to Shape Public Places”

by: Debra L. Smith, AIA, AICP
Published in Iowa Commerce
December 2003/January 2004
High quality public places are an important part of the quality of life in healthy communities. Common places, such as parks, plazas, community buildings, and recreation trails …

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“Sound Bodies, Sound Minds, Fabulous Facilities: Campus Recreation Buildings for the Twenty-First Century”

by: Ann Sobiech Munson, CSI CDT
Published in Iowa Commerce
December 2003/January 2004
New recreation and athletic facilities at today’s academic institutions go well beyond the armories and field houses built during the last century. Through thoughtful design and collaborative …

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“The Value of Sustainable Design”

by: Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA
Published in Iowa Commerce
April/May 2003
Energy
It’s interesting that building in the first six decades of the twentieth century and before were typically designed to utilize daylight to illuminate their interiors. With the oil embargo …

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“Green Design: Utility Poles and Prairie Grass”

by: C.C. Sullivan
Published in Architecture magazine
April 2003
RDG / Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities office and Training Facility, Ankeny, Iowa
Occupying a transitional moment between restored tall-grass prairie and a grid of power poles, an office and training …

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