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Winners of the IAF's Community Enhancement Through Architecture and Design Awards: Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, and Marc Moen, Moengroup, Iowa City

October 28, 2021

DES MOINES, IOWA, October 26, 2021 – Be sure not to miss the virtual awards presentation by the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) on Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 – 5:20 PM. The Foundation will be honoring the two 2021 recipients of its prestigious Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards. Principal Financial Group, a global insurance company with its headquarters in Des Moines, and Marc Moen, Moengroup, of Iowa City, are the honorees.

 Prinicipal 711 High  Plaza Tower Iowa City


Sign up now on Eventbrite and you will receive your personal link by email on the day of the event for watching the community celebration. Be sure to grab a glass of bubbly to celebrate with us! The event includes interviews with the winners and architectural tours to admire their many contributions to our collective landscape. The event is free and open to the public, across Iowa and beyond.

The awards program recognizes those individuals or organizations outside the architectural profession, who have demonstrated consistent and effective leadership, vision, and support for architecture which has contributed to the betterment of Iowa communities. Quality architecture and urban design can play a big part in making communities more livable, affecting our environment, sustainability, health, culture, identity and economy.

The selection process included a statewide call for entries and selection of the finalists by a jury of five, including Connie Wimer, owner, Business Publications; Paula Mohr, PhD, Bentonsport Preservation, Shelby Doyle, AIA and Rob Whitehead, AIA, Iowa State University and Jessica Rowe, The Des Moines Public Art Foundation.

The sponsors who are making this possible include the Iowa Architectural Foundation and the following:

Gold Sponsors

  • AIA Iowa/IMPACT Endowment
  • Kum & Go
  • Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering
  • Substance Architecture

Silver Sponsors

  • ASK Studio
  • BNIM
  • CMBA Architects
  • InVision Interiors Planning Architecture
  • Johnson Machine Works
  • Neumann Brothers
  • Neumann Monson Architects
  • OPN Architects
  • Pigott
  • Raker Rhodes Engineering
  • RDG Planning & Design
  • Saxton, Inc. & FalkBuilt IA/NE
  • Simonson & Associates Architects

About Iowa Architectural Foundation

The Iowa Architectural Foundation is a charitable organization founded in 1989 to promote the awareness and appreciation of architecture and design. The nonprofit pursues its mission through youth and adult educational/outreach programs, community design charrettes, architectural walking tours, an annual lecture series, and more. Visit Facebook or iowaarchfoundation.org for more information.