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A leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors

Des Moines, IA

MICD Des Moines 2022

Date: July 27-29, 2022


Iowa State University College of Design in partnership with the City of Des Moines

The Iowa State University College of Design is consistently recognized nationally and internationally as one of the most comprehensive design institutions in the United States. The college includes seven departments, including Architecture, Community & Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture. The session was hosted in partnership with the City of Des Moines, known as a hidden gem in the heart of the midwest with remarkable historic and contemporary architecture, accessible and vibrant public art, a lively riverfront walk, and a welcoming spirit.

Iowa State University hosted a session of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design on July 27-29, 2022.


Frank Cownie  |  Des Moines, IA (Host)
Robin Mouton  |  Beaumont, TX
Lacey Beaty  |  Beaverton, OR
Aaron Brockett  |  Boulder, CO
Rob Green  |  Cedar Falls, IA
Scott Conger  |  Jackson, TN
Wayne M. Messam  |  Miramar, FL 

Resource Team

Steven Lewis, ZGF Architects, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Mankins, Substance Architecture Des Moines, IA
Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA
Ciara Schlichting, Toole Design, Minneapolis, MN
Lisa Tziona Switkin, Field Operations, New York, NY
Donald Young, D. R. Young Associates, San Rafael, CA