Local Market: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Convention ComplexArchitects: Tvsdesign, Atlanta, and OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, architects of record; AECOM, Kansas City, Mo., arena-renovation designers. Completion: 2013. Brief: $70 million, 125,000-s.f. renovation of existing arena, expansion of flood-ravaged convention center.

National Czech & Slovak Museum & LibraryArchitect: Durrant Group, Dubuque, Iowa. Completion: May 2012. Brief: $25.8 million, 56,000-s.f. expansion of the relocated museum received $10 million from Iowa's infrastructure investment initiative plus funding from other sources. LEED Silver certification anticipated.

Oak Hill Jackson BrickstonesArchitect: Novak Design Group, Cedar Rapids. Completion: 2011. Brief: $19 million affordable brickstone row housing features 97 one- and two-bedroom units. Proximal to new courthouse, hospital, library, and arts district.

U.S. CourthouseArchitect: OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, and William Rawn Associates, Boston, Mass. Completion: 2012. Brief: $142 million, 289,000-plus-s.f. federal courthouse received disaster-relief funding after the 2008 flood and was fast-tracked by the Obama administration. Seeking LEED certification.

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