SVPA Architects Chairman of the Board Scott Hatfield Announces Retirement

Des Moines, Iowa, March 15, 2017 – After 36 years working devotedly at SVPA Architects Inc., Chairman of the Board Scott Hatfield, AIA, IIDA, will retire on March 31, 2017.

Mr. Hatfield joined SVPA Architects in 1981, was promoted to Senior Associate in 1986 and became President in 1993. After 12 years of serving as President, Mr. Hatfield took on his final role as Chairman of the Board in 2005. During his time at SVPA, Mr. Hatfield led teams of architects and interior designers in a variety of project types. His leadership, perspective, enthusiasm and presence will be greatly missed; Mr. Hatfield was a true mentor to his colleagues and peers.

Over the years, Mr. Hatfield’s work has drawn acclaims from clients who appreciate the quality of the buildings and interior spaces he has designed. He was awarded the 2004 Master Builders of Iowa Architect Excellence Award; the 2006 Business of the Year Award given by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce; the 2007 March of Dimes Foundation Industry Impact Award and The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute A. Arthur Davis Award for Business Leadership; and the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award given by the City of West Des Moines and the Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Mr. Hatfield has been very involved in the West Des Moines community and has served on several boards, including the Central Iowa Architects; Iowa Interior Design Examining Board; West Des Moines Development Connection Board of Directors; West Des Moines Plan & Zoning Commission; West Des Moines Dollars for Scholars; West Des Moines Historical Society Board; and the West Des Moines School District Foundation for Educational Excellence. Mr. Hatfield earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Iowa State University.

“Architecture is the art of identifying the needs and goals of our clients and manifesting them in the world of the senses and the soul,” said Scott Hatfield. “Through the years, we have developed a reputation for outstanding service to our clients, based on honesty, open communication and integrity. Working as a collaborative team, Together Everyone Achieves More.”

Mr. Hatfield’s work includes some iconic buildings in the Des Moines metro, including: Athene, ChildServe, Rain and Hail, Fred Maytag II Scout Center, Hy-Vee Corporate, Regency West and Wells Fargo West Des Moines Campus & Home Mortgage.

“On behalf of the entire SVPA team, I would like to thank Scott for his 36 years of extraordinary dedication and leadership at SVPA Architects,” said President Vitus Bering. “Scott has been a great mentor to many of the talented architects and interior designers at SVPA. He leads by example and has set the bar high for the next generation in terms of professionalism and client-focused service. It has been a pleasure and an honor for me to work with Scott over the past two decades and I wish him the very best in his retirement.”


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