Substance Architecture

awards

322 Reinvented
Iowa City, Iowa

The American Architecture Award, 2012
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum

Design Award, 2012
Custom Home Magazine

Excellence in Architecture, 2011
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Merit Award, 2011
Residential Architect Magazine

Honor Award, 2010
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

3LP Residence
Iowa City, Iowa

Honor Award of Excellence, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

American Architecture Award, 2017
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art and Design

Design Award, 2016
Custom Home/Builder

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Avon
West Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Businessolver
West Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award - Excellence in Design, 2017
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Capturing An Artist's Vision: A Monumental Journey
Des Moines, Iowa

Excellence in Design Award, 2022
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Best in Class Award, 2021
Brick Industry Association

Merit Award - AISC IDEAS2, 2021
American Institute of Steel Construction

Honor Award-Small Project, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Public Art Network Year in Review, 2019
Americans for the Arts

Impact Award, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Grand Award, 2018
Masonry Institute of Iowa

Excellence in Craft Award, 2018
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photo of Kerry James Marshall courtesy of Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

Center Street Park & Ride
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award for Architecture, 2000
American Institute of Architects - National

Merit Award, 2000
Design for Transportation National Awards U.S. Department of Transportation

Honor Award, 2000
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Design

Honor Award, 2000
American Institute of Architects - Central States Regional

Excellence in Concrete Award, 1999
Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Honor Award, 1999
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Tim Hickman was the project architect
Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Central Library
Des Moines, Iowa

Silver Medal, 2007
Building Design & Construction Building

Best Regeneration Project, 2006
European LEAF Award

Merit Award, 2006
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck
Photography by Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

Corporate Campus Cafeteria and Training Center
West Des Moines, Iowa

American Architecture Award, 2017
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Merit Award - Excellence in Design, 2015
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Merit Award - Excellence in Design, 2015
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Corporate Campus Parking Facility
West Des Moines, Iowa

American Architecture Award, 2018
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art and Design

Honor Award - Excellence in Design, 2015
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award - Excellence in Design, 2015
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Corum Residence
Pella, Iowa

Home of the Year, 2003
Architecture

Grand Award, 2003
Custom Home

Honor Award, 2002
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2002
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing

DART Central Station
Des Moines, Iowa

American Architecture Award, 2015
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art and Design

National Certificate of Recognition, 2015
IDEAS2 Awards, American Institute of Steel Construction

Merit Award, 2014
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Environmental Impact Award, 2013
Center on Sustainable Communities

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography and Ben Easter

Deployable Smocked Porch
Winterset, Iowa

Excellence in Design - Merit Award, 2020
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honorable Mention Award of Excellence in Craft, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Best of Year - Budget, 2016
Interior Design

Small Project Award, 2016
American Institute of Architects - National

Design Award - Accessory Building/Outdoor, 2016
Custom Home/Builder

Paul Crosby

Downtown Bridge Reconstruction
Des Moines, Iowa

American Architecture Award - Honorable Mention, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Excellence in Regional & Urban Design Award, 2022
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Excellence in Craft Award - Honor Award, 2022
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Excellence in Design Award - Honorable Mention, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Corey Gaffer

Drake University Oreon E. Scott Memorial Chapel
Des Moines, Iowa

Design Award – Religious Architecture – Restoration, 2012
Faith & Form Magazine and The Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture

Design Award for Restoration, 2007
Contract Magazine's 29th Annual Design Awards

Honor Award – Restoration, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Excellence in Historic Preservation, 2007
City of Des Moines

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Drake University Pomerantz Center
Des Moines, Iowa

Interior Award in Education Facilities, 2005
Contract Magazine

Honor Award, 2004
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing

Faegre Baker Daniels
Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award - Excellence in Design (Detail) with Peter Goche, 2017
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Merit Award - Excellence in Design, 2016
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Federal Home Loan Bank
Des Moines, Iowa

Excellence in Interior Architecture - Merit Award, 2020
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award of Excellence, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

People's Choice Award, 2019
JLL Spaces

Paul Crosby / Ford and Brown

Gong Fu Tea
Des Moines, Iowa

Excellence in Design Award, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Iowa State University Stark Performance Center
Ames, Iowa

International Architecture Awards - Honorable Mention, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Athletic Showcase Awards, 2022
Athletic Business

Master Builder Award (with Neumann Brothers), 2022
Master Builders of Iowa

Construction Excellence Award (with Artisan Ceiling Systems and Acoustical Specialties), 2021
CISCA - Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association

Excellence in Concrete – Mid-Rise Buildings (with Manatt’s Inc.), 2021
Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association and American Concrete Institute-Iowa Chapter

Corey Gaffer

Iowa State University Student Innovation Center
Ames, Iowa

Silver Medal, 2022
American Institute of Architects - Pennsylvania Chapter

American Architecture Award, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

International Architecture Awards - Honorable Mention, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

World Architecture Festival Awards - Finalist, 2022
World Architecture Festival

The Plan Awards - Finalist, 2022
The Plan

Excellence in Design - Merit Award, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Tri-State Chapter

Excellence in Design - Merit Award, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Philadelphia

Midwest Best Project-Higher Education/Research (with IMEG), 2021
Engineering News-Record

Excellence in Design - Merit Award, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Masters Award (with JE Dunn), 2021
Master Builders of Iowa

Mid-Rise Building Award, 2020
Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Excellence in Craft (with AWS), 2020
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Peter Aaron

Jasper Winery
Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award, 2009
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

Jirsa Loft
Des Moines, Iowa

Design Award, 2012
Custom Home

Merit Award, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, 2008
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Lakeshore House
Okoboji, Iowa

Builder's Choice Design Awards, 2022
BUILDER

Excellence in Design - Contemporary Architecture, 2022
2nd Annual dsm Home Design Awards

Corey Gaffer

Lely North America
Pella, Iowa

Excellence in Concrete Award - Sustainable Practices, 2022
Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Corey Gaffer

Marakon Associates
San Francisco, California

Honor Award, 2003
Iowa Commerce/American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Honorable Mention, 2001
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Best of the Bay-Inside, 2000
American Institute of Architects - San Francisco/San Francisco Chronicle

Honor Award, 1999
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

MC38 Residence
San Francisco, California

American Architecture Award, 2021
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Gold-Contemporary Architecture, 2021
dsm Magazine Home Design Awards

Merit Award of Excellence, 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Meredith Corporate Expansion
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award for Architecture, 2002
American Institute of Architects - National

Honor Award, 2002
Iowa Commerce/Iowa Architect

Design Distinction, 1999
I.D. Magazine

National Finalist, 1999
Business Week/Architectural Record

Excellence in Concrete Award, 1999
Iowa Ready-Mixed Concrete Association

Honor Award, 1998
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 1998
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Top Award, 1998
MidAmerican Energy

Firm of record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was the Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing (1-4) and Brad Hartman (5)

Metro Waste Authority
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award, 2004
Iowa Commerce/American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, 2003
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2003
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was the Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing

Mevorach Studio
Des Moines , Iowa

Honorable Mention - American Architecture Award, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Paul Crosby and substance

Naples Florida Condo
Naples, Florida

Excellence in Design - Vacation House, 2022
2nd Annual dsm Home Design Awards

Corey Gaffer

Pappajohn Higher Education Center
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Tim Hickman was Associate-in-Charge
Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions (1, 2 & 3). Photography by Brad Hartman (4, 5, 6 & 7).

Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump Station
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award of Excellence in Craft (Jun Kaneko + Pump Station), 2019
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

AIA/SPP Small Project Award (Pump Station), 2018
American Institute of Architects - National

Excellence on the Waterfront Award (Pavilion), 2017
The Waterfront Center

Excellence on the Waterfront Award (Pump Station), 2016
The Waterfront Center

Merit Award (Pavilion), 2016
IDEAS2 Awards, American Institute of Steel Construction

Honor Award, Excellence in Design (Pump Station), 2015
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture, Art and Design

Honor Award, Excellence in Design (Pump Station), 2015
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

American Architecture Award (Pavilion), 2014
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and The European Centre for Architecture, Art, and Design

Grand Award, Accessory Building/Outdoor Space (Pump Station), 2015
Builder's Choice/Custom Home

Grand Award (Pavilion), 2015
Metal Architecture

National Certificate of Recognition (Pavilion), 2015
IDEAS2 Awards, American Institute of Steel Construction

AIA/SPP Small Project Award (Pavilion), 2015
American Institute of Architects - National

Annual Design Review, 2014
Architect

Urban Design Merit Award, 2014
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Excellence in Design (Pump Station), 2014
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, Commercial Architecture (Pavilion), 2013
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Design Award, Light Commercial Building (Pavilion), 2014
Builder's Choice/Custom Home

Design Award, Light Commercial Building (Pavilion), 2014
Residential Architect

Excellence in Design (Pavilion), 2013
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Honor Award, Excellence in Unbuilt Projects, 2012
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

RenSt Loft
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Paul Mankins was the Principal-in-Charge
Photography by Bob Shimer/Hedrich Blessing

Sidebar
Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award - Excellence in Interior Architecture, 2016
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Ben Easter

St. Kilda Collective
West Des Moines, Iowa

Excellence in Interior Design - Merit Award, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Central States Awards

Best Commercial Project - Preservation at Its Best, 2021
Preservation Iowa

Corey Gaffer

substance Studio
Des Moines, Iowa

Honor Award, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Excellence in Sustainable Design, 2008
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Design Excellence Award / Best in Show, 2006
33rd Annual Interior Design Awards / International Interior Design Association

Excellence in Craft (with RCS Millwork), 2006
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Temple Canopy
Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award, 2007
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

The Randolph
Des Moines, Iowa

Citation Award in Historic Preservation, 2018
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Preservation At Its Best Design Award, 2016
Preservation Iowa

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Des Moines, Iowa

Award of Merit-Design Built - Confluence and substance, 2015
ASLA - Central States Region

Architectural Design Detail, 2014
Builders Choice/Custom Home

Merit Award Design of Excellence, 2012
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Design Award-Religious Arts, 2012
Faith & Form/IFRRA

Design of Excellence - Confluence and substance, 2012
ASLA - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Treehuis
Marion County, Iowa

American Architecture Award, 2022
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design and The European Centre Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Excellence in Architecture Award, 2022
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Grand Award, 2022
Masonry Institute of Iowa

Excellence in Design - Merit Award, 2021
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Corey Gaffer

U.S. Courthouse Restoration
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Citation in Preservation, 2010
U.S. General Services Administration

The American Architecture Award, 2011
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design & The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

University of Iowa Blank Honors Center
Iowa City, Iowa

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2005
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Tim Hickman was Associate-in-Charge and Josh Baker was Project Architect
Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

University of Iowa Melrose Avenue Parking Facility
Iowa City, Iowa

Merit Award (Phase 2), 2009
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award (Phase 1), 1998
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Honor Award (Phase 1), 1998
Metal Construction Association

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck
Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

University of Iowa Newton Road Parking & Chilled Water Facility
Iowa City, Iowa

Honor Award for Design, 2002
American Institute of Architects - National

Design Award, 2002
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Design Award, 2002
The Chicago Athenaeum

Honorable Mention, Environments, 2002
I.D. Magazine

Honor Award, 2000
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Honor Award, 2000
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Firm of Record is Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck where Tim Hickman was the Project Architect
Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

University of Iowa Stew and LeNore Hansen Football Performance Facility
Iowa City, Iowa

Excellence in Design, 2016
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Illumination Award of Merit - KJWW Engineering, 2016
Illuminating Engineering Society

Excellence in Energy Efficient Design, 2015
MidAmerican Energy

Excellence in Energy Efficient Design, 2013
The Weidt Group

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

University of Northern Iowa Multimodal Transportation Center
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Merit Award of Excellence in Sustainable Design, 2012
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award of Excellence, 2012
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, 2011
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Urban Eyecare & Eyewear
West Des Moines, Iowa

Merit Award - Excellence in Design, 2017
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Walsh Door & Hardware
Des Moines, Iowa

Masters Award, 2007
Master Builders of Iowa

Photography by Farshid Assassi / Assassi Productions

Weigel Residence
Copper Mountain, Colorado

Merit Award, 2013
Custom Home

Merit Award, 2009
American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Merit Award, 2009
American Institute of Architects - Central States Region

Photography by Farshid Assassi/Assassi Productions

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