You are here

Salisbury Laboratories, Research, and Administrative Buildings

-A A +A
1969, Perkins and Will. West on Iowa 14

The center of this design is the landscaped courtyard around which the low buildings have been grouped. A wide variety of plant material (all identified for the viewer) grows within the courtyard, which also contains paved terraces, banks of low steps, fountains, and a pool. The buildings are simple modular structures which seem self-effacing in relation to the landscape design. The buildings are of concrete, with extensive infills of glass.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


What's Nearby


David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Salisbury Laboratories, Research, and Administrative Buildings", [Charles City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Iowa, David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 365-366.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.