World-Renowned Architectural Firm Pelli Clarke Pelli to Design New University of Iowa Auditorium

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IOWA CITY.- Progress toward building a new Hancher facility has taken a significant step forward with the University of Iowa’s recent selection of world-renowned Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design the building. The selection has been reviewed and approved by the Office of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Pelli Clarke Pelli, based in New Haven, Conn., was founded in 1977 and is led by architectural legend César Pelli and his longtime partner Fred Clarke. The firm has designed many of the world’s tallest and most recognizable buildings, including the World Financial Center in New York, which surrounds the space where the World Trade Center once stood; the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The firm’s portfolio also includes academic buildings, libraries, performing arts centers, museums and research centers. Its arts center projects include the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charl