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Project: Temple for the Performing Arts

The Masonic Temple is a ground up renovation of a 1913 building. The facility when complete will house the Des Moines Symphony's youth Symphony Academy and the Des Moines Children's Chorus.

The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places. Care was, therefore, used to match original colors and trim styles. Iowa artists were brought in to recreate deteriorated terra cotta, missing cornice trim and recreate original paint patterns.

The first floor of the Temple was designed to include retail space and restaurants.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2004 American Institute of Architects State Merit Award
  • 2004 City of Des Moines Historic Renovation Award of Excellence