Iowa Architectural Foundation to present lecture series for Architecture Month

Posted by mw on April 1st, 2010 8:46 am

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Architectural Foundation will present the 2010 Architecture Month Lecture Series every Tuesday evening throughout April at various locations through the Des Moines metropolitan area. All lectures will begin at 7:00 pm with free admission.
The 2010 series begins on April 6 with “What Does Green Mean?” at the Ankeny Arts Center. The speaker is Tom Wollan with Frevert-Ramsey-Kobes Architect-Engineers.

On April 13, attendees will discuss “Renovation as a Green Building Solution” at the newly renovated offices of the American Institute of Architects – Iowa Chapter in Suite 100 at Capital Square (400 Locust Street) in downtown Des Moines. The speaker is project architect Thomas Wright.

“How Historic Buildings are Green” is the topic of the April 20 lecture. The location will be the historic Flynn Mansion on the grounds of Living History Farms in Urbandale. The moderator is Paula Mohr of the State Historic Preservation Office with colleague Jack Porter and Scotney Fenton with RDG Planning & Design.
To conclude the series, “Green Design in New Construction” will be held on April 27 at the Altoona Public Library. The speaker will be John Karrmann with FEH Associates.

Tickets are not required to attend. For lecture times and locations, visit the Upcoming Events page on the Foundation’s website at

Prior knowledge of architecture is not necessary to enjoy the series since it has been designed for the general public. This is the second year for the Architecture Month Lecture Series. Last year’s topic focused on 100 years of architecture throughout Iowa.
About the Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF): IAF is a charitable nonprofit organization established in 1989 to promote awareness of the contribution of architecture and community design to the quality of life in Iowa. To learn more, visit

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