Leslie’s philosophy of design focuses on understanding the client’s project initiatives, as well as, the organization’s mission – to truly generate a unique interior design specific to each project. Leslie also brings experience with furniture selection and custom furniture design. She provides clients with an objective perspective by developing a furniture specification that integrates quality selections and cost saving opportunities.
Leslie joined SVPA in 2007 and became an Associate in 2013. Prior to that, she gained experience at a local architecture firm, where she worked on a wide variety of institutional and commercial projects.
Academic Credentials & Certifications...
- Registered Interior Designer in Iowa
- Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Iowa State University, 1999
- NCIDQ Certified
Professional Highlights & Affiliations...
- Associate and Senior Interior Designer, SVPA Architects Inc.
- Professional Member and Past President, International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
- Co-Chair, IIDA FUTURE 09
- Member, St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines
- Member, Days Run Homeowner Association
Honors & Awards…
- IIDA Silver Award for Blank Performing Arts Center, Simpson College – Educational/Religious category
Current and Recent Project Work...
- Liberty High School, North Liberty, IA
- nkeny Northview Middle School, Ankeny, IA
- Nationwide Pilot and Refresh (wording?), Des Moines IA
- Life Care Services, Des Moines, IA
- Blank Performing Arts Center, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
- Cascade Falls Aquatic Center, Ankeny IA
- New Hope Assembly of God Church, Urbandale, IA
- Cowles Athletic Complex Addition and Renovation, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
- Keokuk Community School District, Keokuk, IA
- George Washington Elementary renovation
- Hawthorne Elementary renovation
- High School renovation
- Scholte Hall Renovation, Central College, Pella, IA
- Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA
- Midland National Life (Sammons Annuity Group), West Des Moines, IA
- The Lauridsen Group (LGI), Ankeny, IA
- Knoxville High School Auditorium Addition, Knoxville, IA
- Midwest Heritage Bank
- Corporate Offices, West Des Moines, IA
- Interior renovation, Chariton, IA
- Principal Café, Des Moines, IA
- Brown Winick Law Firm expansion and interior renovations, Des Moines, IA
- University of Iowa Data Center
- Kent Campus Center, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
- Peoples Bank, Carlisle, IA
- Indianola Specialty Clinic, Indianola, IA
- Jesup Community School District, Jesup, IA
- High School Renovation
- Early Education Addition