People's Choice

The Votes have been counted for the best of Iowa's buildings according to the Public.

The People's Choice Awards is a publicly juried awards program held annually in April to celebrate Architecture Month in Iowa. Firms compete and the public votes to select their favorite building in Iowa.

2021 Winners

1st Place
Project: Broadlawns Medical Center - Sands Vertical Expansion
Location: Des Moines
Firm: Shive Hattery Architects + Engineers
Discover more about this project here.

2nd place
Project: Southeastern Community College - John H. Witte, Jr. Hall of Sciences
Location: West Burlington
Firm: DLR Group
Discover more about this project here.

3rd place
Project: Linn Mar Intermediate Schools
Location: Marion
Firm: OPN Architects
Discover more about this project here.

Twelve projects were submitted for consideration this year by Iowa Architecture Firms, including many schools and public buildings. All the winning projects can be found on through this site's Discover page. AIA Iowa would like to extend our thanks to all who participated and to encourage you to vote again next year!