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Modern. Distinctive. Elegant.

In two buildings and grounds designed by award-winning Neumann Monson Architects, residents enjoy striking surroundings, sophisticated finishes, and secure underground parking in a highly desirable area.

Set back from Melrose Avenue by a wide tree-lined promenade, the south building’s two upper floors offer 24 condominiums, and at street level, attractive commercial spaces. One University Place is proud to have the following commercial and community elements: Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza, Sidekick Coffee & Books, Barre3, Herbold Law PC, and Dynamic Solutions.

Sited to enjoy views of the surrounding ravines, woods, and One University Place as a whole, the north building has five stories with 77 condominiums. North building residents enjoy a lobby area, lounge area, distinctive artwork, two levels of underground parking, two building elevators, and use of the gym space located in the south building.

One University Place is within walking distance of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Kinnick Stadium, Carver Hawkeye Arena, the University of Iowa College of Law, the University’s health college/research campuses, the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, and the Iowa City Downtown District.

Amenities at One University Place


One University Place has achieved LEED Certification from the United States Green Building Council

The LEED rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

A few of the sustainable strategies that the design team incorporated:

  • Photovoltaic arrays on both buildings for on-site renewable energy

  • Drought-tolerant, zero irrigation landscape design

  • Construction waste reduction and recycling practices, 75% of waste generated was diverted from the landfill

  • Low-emitting building materials (paints, adhesives, flooring) for improved indoor air quality

Overall the buildings are 30% more energy efficient than a code baseline building.

Key Building Facts:

  • LEED Certified

  • Photovoltaic electric generation for common areas

  • Sound-conditioning insulation 10-times that required by code

  • Secure underground parking in each building

  • Building elevators

  • Gym access for both buildings

  • LED lighting 

  • Italian porcelain tile 

  • Glass tile accents

  • Engineered quartz counters

  • Aspecta 10 luxury plank flooring with ISOCORE technology

  • Soft-close cabinetry

  • Draper roller-shade blinds

  • Old Castle windows with thermally broken aluminum frames, and 1”insulated glass with low-E coating/tinting on one side


North Building


1 University Way

  • Five Floors

  • 77 Condominiums

  • Common Lounge Area

  • Lobby Area

  • Terrace or Balcony Areas

  • Secured Underground Parking

    Floor Plans Include

  • 1 bedroom (858 - 1,031 square feet)

  • 1 bedroom plus study, All Sold, (1,193 square feet)

  • 2 bedrooms (1,097 - 1,143 square feet)

  • 2 bedrooms plus study (1,422 - 1,450 square feet)

  • 3 bedrooms plus study (2,275 square feet)

Floor plans above are for illustrative purposes only and should not be considered official blueprints. Room dimensions should be verified by buyers..

North Building Exterior Gallery

North Building Lobby Areas

The common spaces of 1 University Way make an exceptional first impression. Complete with a lounge area, lobby, fine art, and secure vestibule access, residents and their guests will feel at home. 


Resident Gym

The residents of both north and south buildings can utilize the spacious gym. Located in the south building, residents can enjoy free weights, ellipticals, treadmills, a rowing machine, cable tower, and a handful of exercise bands. A drinking fountain and bathroom are also located in the gym. 24/7 access and motion detected lights.


2 Bedrooms Plus Study Model Unit

2 Bedrooms Plus Study Photo Gallery

Interior Finishes


South Building


1300 Melrose Avenue

  • Three Floors

  • 24 Condominiums

  • Ground Floor Commercial

  • Secured Underground Parking

  • Resident Gym for North and South Buildings

1300 Melrose Avenue No. 202

Corner second floor condominium in the south building of One University Place. Sophisticated interior finishes throughout. Kitchen has espresso cabinetry, sizable peninsula breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances. Master suite with walk-through closet, tiled shower, and dual vanity. Walking distance to UIHC, UI Athletics, and the law school. Purchase includes one underground parking space. Building elevator. Secured entry. HOA gym space. Restaurant and commercial businesses on ground floor.