LMN Architects to Design US Music School

17 November 2010 (Last Updated November 17th, 2010 18:30)

LMN Architects is to design the new home for the University of Iowa School of Music in the US. The practice will work alongside architect-of-record Neumann-Monson on the project. The firm beat 39 other architects, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ennead Architects, Charles

LMN Architects is to design the new home for the University of Iowa School of Music in the US.

The practice will work alongside architect-of-record Neumann-Monson on the project.

The firm beat 39 other architects, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Ennead Architects, Charles T Young and PC Architects, to win the design competition.

The music school will be housed on two adjacent sites on the south-east and south-west corners of the Clinton and Burlington Street intersection.

The east site of Clinton Street will feature a Neumann-Monson-designed tower which will include commercial spaces, underground parking and private apartments.

The west side of Clinton Street will be designed by LMN Architects, which will include recital spaces and the replacement of Clapp Recital Hall, and an overhead pedestrian bridge to connect both the streets.

The project is scheduled to be complete in 2014, according to press-citizen.com.

The music school was displaced in June 2008 when the Iowa River flooded much of the university arts campus.