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For the countless travelers who hum along Interstate 80 through Iowa each day, the newly constructed Brownells Inc. building, designed by Substance Architecture, marks a distinct glimmer in the expanse at the southern edge of Grinnell. The prominent building at mile marker 182 is easily seen from both directions along I-80 due to its generous size as the company’s primary distribution center, headquarters, and new retail shop along one of the busiest national commercial corridors. The building rests on low-lying fields of prairie, extending along the interstate and anchored by a striking dark façade. At high speeds, the spacious deep-set windows shimmer and a white-striped plenum pulsates from behind the airy office windows, recalling the ever-repeating passing lanes.
American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter
Spiller, James M.; Crosby, Paul; and Substance Architecture, "Architectural creativity & employee creativity" (2015). Architecture Publications. 55.