On October 20, Iowa Architectural Foundation (IAF) honored two recipients with its Community Enhancement Through Architecture & Design Awards for 2020. The virtual awards program recognizes those individuals, organizations, agencies, or communities, outside the architectural profession, who have demonstrated consistent and effective leadership, vision, and support for architecture, or have repeatedly championed the cause of architecture and urban design, all of which has contributed to the betterment of Iowa communities.
John & Mary Pappajohn of Des Moines, and Grinnell College, were the 2020 recipients of this prestigious award. The selection process included a statewide call for entries and selection by a jury of five, including architects and community leaders Rob Whitehead, AIA, ISU; Jessica Rowe, The Des Moines Public Art Foundation, Janis Ruan, Thomas Leslie, AIA, ISU and Jeff Shaffer, AIA, BNIM.
Quality architecture and urban design can play a big part in making communities more livable – affecting our environment, sustainability, health, culture, identity and economy.
To view the virtual awards celebration and find out more about why the Pappajohns and Grinnell College were honored, follow this link: IAF 2020 AWARDS