UI Visual Arts Building Awarded LEED Gold
USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification can take months to years to complete. Particularly when the design you are talking about is the Western Hemisphere’s first voided active slab heating and cooling system. Described by Architectural Record as: “The efficient system places plastic bubble-shaped forms, arranged in a grid, at the center of […]
DE Lighting Featured in LD+A
University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building uses porous structure to innovate interior lighting
DE Featured in High Performing Buildings Magazine
Six pages of stunning photography, detailed diagrams, and building-specific technical notes published by High Performing Buildings.
DE Awarded International Energy Award
DE’s Indian Creek Nature Center Awarded 1st Place in ASHRAE Technology Awards
Immaculate Conception Church Featured @ JTH Lighting
Built in 1915 in downtown Cedar Rapids, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church’s complete interior renovation is complete.
Voxman School of Music Wins American Architecture Award
The six-story, 186,000-square-foot Voxman School of Music at the University of Iowa lies at a key intersection in downtown Iowa city, creating an entirely new relationship between academic and urban experiences.
Catlett Hall Certified LEED Gold
The largest residence hall on campus, Catlett Hall is over 300,000 square feet with 12 floors and 1,049 beds. Energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems are expected to save over $153,000 a year in utility costs compared to a code baseline building. The building earned a LEED Gold rating due to its systems efficiency.
DE Achieves Net Zero
Design Engineers Mechanical and Electrical Consultants of Cedar Rapids and Madison is pleased to announce its Cedar Rapids offices have achieved Net Zero energy use through on-going efforts in efficiency and sustainable energy use.
DE Quest for Net Zero
Solar power is the last mile of our journey; a long trip that started in 2008 with the design of our building and continues every day.
CMBA Rocking the UI Lindquist Renovation
Opening up an existing higher education space can be tricky. Old systems, new systems, old wiring, new wiring, some walls can go, others have to stay. What you need is a unifying concept.
Voxman Music Wins AIA Award
The Voxman Music Building receives AIA Seattle’s Highest Honor.
AEG Receives Historic Preservation Award
AEG’s American Republic Renovation Receives Historic Preservation Award
UI Visual Arts Wins AIA NY Honor Award
American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Recognizes University of Iowa Visual Arts Building with Honor Award
Two ICCSD Projects Receive Energy Efficiency Award
Two Iowa City Community School District projects received Alliant Energy’s 2016 Energy Efficient Design Award ICCSD Penn Elementary Addition & Renovation was the first to receive this great award. Penn’s design achieved a 55% kBTU savings compared to the program baseline. Second up was ICCSD New South Elementary School, also known as Alexander Elementary. Alexander’s design […]
CRPL Wins State Environmental Award
Cedar Rapids Public Library Wins First Place Environmental Award Cedar Rapids Public Library was awarded first place in the commercial/civic category of the 2015 best development awards. These awards are presented by a non-profit called 1,000 Friends of Iowa that focuses on responsible land use. The awards are intended to recognize projects that connect development and quality of […]
UI Art Building Photo Selected As Favorite
A Photo of University of Iowa Art Building Replacement Selected As Favorite Among UI Photographers Photographers in the UI Office of Strategic Communication have selected their top 15 favorite photos of 2015, and the Art Building Replacement project was among them! “Campus construction was in full swing in 2015, with many flood-recovery projects starting to […]
AEG Project Wins National AIA Award
American Enterprise Group (AEG) Project Wins National AIA Award The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has chosen the American Enterprise Group (AEG) National Headquarters Renovation Project to receive the 2016 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture. This is the profession’s highest recognition of works that represent excellence in architecture. The project was among 11 projects selected […]
New UI Residence Hall Featured In American School and University Magazine
Mary Louise Petersen Residence Hall, University of Iowa’s newest residence hall, has been featured as an Outstanding Design in the November issue of American School and University Magazine. This is the first new residence hall for the University of Iowa since 1968 and was a great project for us. Check out the article to see some […]
AEG Receives Design Excellence Award
The American Enterprise Group Des Moines Headquarters Renovation Project received an AIA Central States Award for Design Excellence along with an AIA Kansas City Honor Award for Design Excellence. The jury for the awards program included a number of nationally and internationally recognized architects. Congratulations to the entire team on this project! The jury also produced […]
CRPL Featured in LD+A Magazine
LD+A Magazine has a great article about the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The article focuses on the rise of the library after the devastation of the flood of 2008. Being a company in Cedar Rapids and having a lot of our families live in Cedar Rapids, this project became a much more personal one and […]