Architect Nick Winton of AW Architects will give the morning keynote lecture as part of the AIA Iowa Convention on Thursday, 22 September, in the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Complex at 833 5th Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa.
Nick is a founding partner of AW Architects, a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary practice committed to design and construction innovation. For over 20 years, AW has focused on a broad range of institutional, commercial, and residential projects. Recent work includes the Joukowsky Institute at Brown University, the Community Rowing Boathouse in Boston, and the American Indian Center at University of Minnesota-Duluth. Current work includes the Capitol Vista Office Tower in Ankara, Turkey, and an astronomical observatory in New Hampshire. AW has been widely published and recognized for innovation and design excellence, with awards from the AIA, the Boston Society of Architects, PA Awards, Business Week/Architectural Record, and the Chicago Athenaeum. The firm has also received the Harleston Parker Medal and was included in CNN.com’s “11 coolest buildings in North America.” Nick has taught, lectured, and served as visiting critic at RISD, Harvard GSD, MIT, University of Minnesota, Roger Williams University, and Yale University. He has been Architect in Residence at the Addison Gallery of American Art, is a Trustee of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and is a member of Harvard GSD’s Alumni Council. He received an M.Arch from Harvard GSD, and a B.A. from Brown University.