C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

Iowa Architecture

Iowa is home to a remarkably diverse array of architectural styles from colonial to postmodern. Architects as well known as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry have left their mark in the state alongside prairie homesteaders. As we enter into a new decade, a greater emphasis is being placed on eco-friendly architecture, as evidenced by the upswing in LEED-certified buildings. The Daily Palette is proud to present a wide variety of Iowa architecture from many eras and movements.

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C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State University campus, Ames, 1969

This auditorium exhibits true high modernism but with some inspiration taken from nature.  It reflects the influence of such minimalists as Le Corbusier as well as the nature-inspired Frank Lloyd Wright in an interesting fusion.  The Iowa chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded it the 25 Year Award in 2005.

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