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Nominations Invited for 2022 Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards

June 16, 2022

DES MOINES, IOWA, June 16, 2022 - Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) invites state-wide nominations for its 2022 Community Enhancement Through Architecture and Design awards. The awards recognize those individuals, organizations, agencies, or communities, outside the architectural profession, who have had a significant and positive impact on the quality of life in Iowa through their support of architecture and/or urban design. Winners will have demonstrated consistent and effective leadership, vision, and support for architecture which has contributed to the betterment of any Iowa community(s).

Last year, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, and Marc Moen, moengroup, Iowa City, were recognized with the award. Please refer to their stories on IAF’s YouTube channel.

About the recognition program, Jeff Shaffer, IAF’s Community Enhancement Awards chair said, “It takes more than architects and design professionals to make Iowa communities great places in which to live, work, and play. It also takes the vision, commitment, and resources of those members of our communities who share a common goal. We feel it is important to recognize those who embrace architectural excellence to advance their communities.”

A committee, including public members and volunteers of the IAF, will review the initial submissions, after which a jury composed of architects and non-architects will select the award recipients. Submissions selected for recognition will be notified no later than September 14, 2022.

Anyone can nominate candidates. All nominations must be received electronically or hard copy by 5 PM, July 29, 2022. For more information and nomination forms, please visit IAF’s website. Digital entries are encouraged, but if you prefer to send a hard copy nomination, please mail it to: Iowa Architectural Foundation, 400 Locust Street, Suite100, Des Moines, IA 50309. The 2022 awards will be presented virtually. Questions relating to the awards may be directed to committee chair Jeff Shaffer, AIA, at jshaffer@bnim.com.

About the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF)

The Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) was founded 33 years ago to speak to the public about why architecture is important, with a mission to inspire an appreciation for architecture and design. As a 501 (c)(3) public foundation, our primary purpose is education. We offer public lectures and tours to provide a new lens for viewing and understanding our built environment. Ultimately, our success will inspire Iowans to engage in design issues and consider high standards as they build and shape their communities.