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Hancher Auditorium, Visual Arts Building, Voxman Music Building, U of I Stead Family Children's Center, Old Capitol & Devotay Restaurant

Meet up at Center Street Park & Ride, Des Moines, Iowa

830 6th Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

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IAF is thrilled to offer a tour for architecture enthusiasts who will receive behind the scenes, personally-guided tours of remarkable buildings on the University of Iowa campus. Tours of each building will be approximately 1 hour. The five buildings included on the tour are:

  • Hancher Auditorium (2016) (Pelli Clarke Pelli (New Haven) & OPN Architects (Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines)

  • Visual Arts Building (2016) (Stephen Holl Architects (New York) & BNIM Architects (Des Moines)

  • Voxman Music Building (2016) (LMN (Seattle) & Neumann Monson Architects (Iowa City, Des Moines) It’s been said, regarding the shaped Concert Hall ceiling, that “this aluminum snowflake has the acoustic smarts of a Gothic cathedral.” (Architizer.com)

  • University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital (2016) (Norman Foster Partners (London, NY), Heery International (Iowa City), and Stanley Beaman & Sears Architecture and Interiors)

  • Historic Old Capitol, whose cornerstone was laid in 1840. Restorations since the fire of 2001 destroyed the central bell tower were designed by EYP (Boston, Albany) & OPN Architects (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Iowa City). It is the only National Historic Landmark in Iowa City

There are so many brand new buildings to see on campus. In 2008, floodwaters from the Iowa River destroyed Hancher Auditorium and 20 other treasured buildings on the University of Iowa's campus. Last year the University completed a campus-wide comeback, with the grand opening of the new Hancher, Voxman Music School and the new Visual Arts Building.

The tour includes bus transportation Des Moines - Iowa City, snack, a delicious tapas buffet lunch at Devotay Restaurant, group fees as well as curriculum presented by architects during the trip.

A portion of the fee is a donation to the Foundation, to support their education and community programs. Participants will receive a letter indicating such for income tax purposes.

Tickets are limited. Reserve your spot now. For more information, call (515) 244-1888.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Tickets are limited. Reserve your spot by calling Claudia Cackler at the Iowa Architectural Foundation, 515-244-1888 or mobile, 515-669-5629 or email director@iowaarchfoundation.org.

What's the refund policy?

Reservations will be confirmed when payment is received. Cancellations received through 4:30 PM, Thursday, October 5, 2017, will receive 50% refund per person. After that time, cancellations will not be refunded, but may be transferred to another party.

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Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

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Hancher Auditorium, Visual Arts Building, Voxman Music Building, U of I Stead Family Children's Center, Old Capitol & Devotay Restaurant

Meet up at Center Street Park & Ride, Des Moines, Iowa

830 6th Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

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