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Lowa Prison Industries Outlet Building

Project Name

Lowa Prison Industries Outlet Building

Project Status



8,600 sq. feet

Construction Cost



  • Nathan Klinge
  • Asa Westphal
  • General Contractor: Jason Ceretti
  • John Rhodes
  • Dave Chongo
  • Erik Nikkel
  • Cameron Campbell

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Project Description

2012 RADA
Light Commercial / Merit

A wholesale showroom for products made by prison inmates, this building transcends its utilitarian program. Taking his cue from a neighborhood pattern, architect Brent Schipper, AIA, LEED AP, designed a simple structure with an elaborated façade. Standard metal components form the body of the building, while a randomly textured brick wall anchors the street elevation. Narrow windows and translucent polycarbonate panels discreetly address the client’s security concerns. The result, one judge noted, is “good architecture ... using very few moves. Architecture can be simple.”
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