Substance Architecture

University of Northern Iowa Multimodal Transportation Center

Cedar Falls, Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s Multimodal Transportation Center consists of:

  • Parking for 490+ vehicles.
  • An enclosed passenger waiting area.
  • Relocation of West 23rd Street.
  • Passenger shelters constructed at five new and existing bus stops on campus.
  • Relocation of two University rental properties to adjacent University properties.
  • Solar panel array that will result in a net- zero electricity use for the building.

The project provides a net gain of approximately 281 parking spaces on the site. In addition, the project provides a central location for off-campus residents and visitors to park and have access to the University transit system/Panther Shuttle and the Metropolitan Transit Authority routes which serve the cities of Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The re-design of West 23rd Street complements the City of Cedar Falls’ efforts on its streetscape project for West 23rd Street and the adjacent College Hill area.

Photography by Paul Crosby Architectural Photography


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


Iowa Architect, Winter 2013
Urban Land, March/April 2013
Iowa Architect, Fall 2012
Parking Magazine, December 2011

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