The Lorentzen Hatchery is a small business incubator at Drake University, and a product of the disctinctlyDrake campaign which raised over 200 million dollars over ten years. DISTINCT is a five part series on the benefactors of the fundraiser.
In June of 2008, heavy rainfall caused the Cedar River to overflow and flood the city of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ten square miles of the city were underwater. A local architectural firm, OPN Architects, was tasked with rebuilding and redesigning the city in the interest of sustainability.