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Schindler Education Center Renovation Public Art Project

Project: The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa has issued this RFQ to commission an artist or artist led team to produce a two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork for permanent installation in the designated sites within or near Schindler Education Center. The University of Northern Iowa’s College of Education is housed in Schindler Education Center which prepares teachers to educate, serve and lead classrooms in the 21st Century.

The renovated building will include technologically-enhanced classrooms; seating that is mobile, variable and conducive to learning; and an environment that encourages receptivity and collaboration amongst students, staff and faculty. It follows a philosophy the students need to feel welcome, affirmed and connected to environments that model the instructional methods to be carried into the preK-12 classroom.

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SUBMITTALS: Send application materials electronically to: Steve Carignan at steve.carignan@uni.edu

 

Lawther Hall Renovation Public Art Project

Project: The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls, Iowa has issued this RFQ to commission an artist or artist led team to produce a three-dimensional exterior artwork for permanent installation at a site near Lawther Hall. This project will be funded through the state of Iowa, Art in State Buildings Program. 

Lawther Hall is the oldest residence hall on campus, constructed in 1938 with a substantial addition in 1950. The renovation will modernize virtually all aspects of the building but given that Lawther is a historically-valued facility on campus efforts to maintain the outward appearance of the building was an important consideration. 

Once modernized, Lawther Hall will serve as a suite-style residence hall for second-year and upper-class students. Suite housing provides a natural transition for students: first-year students reside in traditional residence halls to facilitate their adjustment to college and relationship building; second-year students transition to modernized suite-style accommodations offering more privacy and independence; upper-class students transition into apartment-style accommodations to achieve even greater autonomy and self-reliance. 

The modernization of Lawther Hall also provides an opportunity for gender inclusive housing, which is not currently offered in traditional residence halls with community bathrooms. Additionally, the building will be upgraded to become ADA accessible.

Lawther Hall is centrally located on campus, will be fully air conditioned and highly aattractive to students beginning their second and third years at UNI. The new interior space will include recreation areas, lounge and kitchen space, a computer lab and study nooks throughout the corridors. In addition to the suite style rooms, it will also offer traditional double rooms and single rooms with semi-private restroom facilities.

Lawther will serve a secondary role as an attractive academic conference center. It will have air conditioned suite-style accommodations, faculty offices in Bartlett to the east, a parking ramp to the North, programming space and catering/retail services in Commons to the West and a park-like courtyard for outdoor events to the South.

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SUBMITTALS: Send application materials electronically to: Steve Carignan at steve.carignan@uni.edu

 

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