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3 Ways Design Can Make Buildings Safer

Each day, hundreds of students walk into schools and thousands of other community members walk through grocery stores, banks and other buildings. Above all, we want them to be safe and we don’t take... > READ MORE

Why Preserve Buildings?

Do you have a responsibility to preserve a building? It’s a question that leaders of almost every town face at some point and many business leaders consider, too. In each community, there’s a building... > READ MORE

Natural Disasters Reach Iowa

Predictable or unpredicted, Iowa saw two major natural occurrences last month. This prompts us to ask, are you prepared? Why Build for Seismic Events? The earthquake Iowans felt in early September is... > READ MORE

Aesthetics Are Essential to Bee Branch Creek Restoration

As the City of Dubuque, Iowa, launched its flood mitigation project, the largest capital improvement project in its history, residents and the City focused on how a watershed solution could also serve... > READ MORE

Changing a City’s Narrative

The City of Maquoketa, Iowa, has a positive story to tell. Its residents showed their optimism when they supported pro-revitalization candidates in the November 2015 local elections. Maquoketa’s downtown,... > READ MORE