U of Iowa VAB

I stopped in to see the new Visual Arts Building on a road trip home from Michigan and got these photos.  Gorgeous new facility designed by Steven Holl Architects.  I wanted to get out on the balconies, but doors were locked…

This was my first time in Iowa City and I fell in love with the place–lush and hilly with a beautiful river running through.  And I had one of the top five most memorable dinners of my life there at Sanctuary Pub–no kidding: coq au vin blanc.  It was fantastic.

Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa
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St. Columban

These are recent photos of St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, MO with interiors restored beautifully by Conrad Schmitt Studios.  It’s worth a road trip to the birth-place of sliced bread to see.

St. Columban Parish
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Cats and Dogs

This is exactly the place I’d want want to be if I were a sick puppy.  Bradley Animal Hospital in Lawrence, KS.  Design by Sabatini Architects.

Bradley Animal Hospital
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Tour of Lawrence Schools

These are some recent photos of new school projects in Lawrence, KS by Sabatini Architects. They are: Lawrence High School, Lawrence College and Career Center, and Kennedy Elementary.

Lawrence High School entry adddition
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FHSU Track + Field

This elegant complex is the FHSU Track + Field facility in Hays, Kansas–architecture by GouldEvans.

And I want to address the controversy now before it explodes into an embarrassing scandal: The grass you see in these photos is in fact Liberty, MO grass from the campus of William Jewell College.  And from two years ago.  Thought I’d fess-up because I’m sure somebody will recognize it and go apoplectic on me.  Then the phone starts ringing off the hook and the next thing you know the media are tramping all over my lawn…….

FHSU Track + Field Facility
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Brush

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This is the latest in my ever-expanding Open Series.  One of which–by the way–was included in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue.  This pile of former trees was cleared to continue route 171 southward in Kansas as a dual lane highway.

COR

These are photos of the new sanctuary at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS; designed by HGA in Minneapolis.  Amazing place.

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
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