2018 Winter & Spring Courses

Winter 2018 

CHICAGO’S WORLD CLASS ARCHITECTURE                           3 sessions            DMPS Cost: $54

Planning on visiting Chicago soon? This three-part course will introduce participants to Chicago’s rich architectural heritage.  The course covers Chicago’s historic, mid-century, and current periods and their architects.  Participants will also be given travel tips on visiting Chicago and touring the city’s exemplary works of architecture.

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Dates & Times: Tuesday, January 16th, 23rd, & 30th from 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Iowa Center for Architecture @ Capital Square, 400 Locust St. #100, Des Moines

Instructor: Ed Shannon, AIA

DES MOINES AND THE CITY BEAUTIFUL MOVEMENT       3 sessions            DMPS Cost: $54

At the turn of the previous century, Des Moines’ leaders believed creating a beautiful city would inspire the inhabitants toward moral and civic virtue and invigorate the downtown. Participants will learn this history in a classroom setting and conclude with a walking tour of the civic buildings on Principal Riverwalk.

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Dates & Times: Tuesday, March 13th & 20th  from 7:00-8:30pm, with tour Saturday, March 24th at 9:30am

Location: Iowa Center for Architecture @ Capital Square, 400 Locust St. #100, Des Moines

Instructors: Tina Rhodes & Tom Wollan, AIA

Spring 2018: 

WHAT STYLE IS YOUR HOUSE?                                                  3 sessions            DMPS Cost: $54

Learn about residential architecture in Des Moines and how to identify many different styles.  Tour a Des Moines neighborhood to discover what kinds of homes were built there and why. From Native American dwellings to Levitt Town, find out the history of the single family home and its major trends.

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Dates & Times: Tuesday, April 10th & 17th from 6:00-7:30pm, with tour April 21st from 10:00-11:30am

Location: Iowa Center for Architecture @ Capital Square, 400 Locust St. #100, Des Moines; April 21st tour location as determined by class

Instructor: Tom Wollan, AIA

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY                                             3 sessions            DMPS Cost: $54

Expand your knowledge of architecture through photography. The first session utilizes examples of architectural photography to demonstrate photography basics, while the second features a downtown photo tour. In the third session, students display four to six photographs for a group critique. Digital camera required, SLR preferred. No phone cameras, please.

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Dates & Times: Saturday, May 19th, 26th, & June 2nd from 9:00-10:30am

Location: Iowa Center for Architecture @ Capital Square, 400 Locust St. #100, Des Moines

Instructor: Tim Bungert, AIA