Ron joined the SVPA team in 1997 and became an Associate in 2008. His creativity, attention to detail and commitment to solving problems for clients make him an excellent project architect and manager.
Ron has managed projects for all of the commercial sectors that SVPA serves: academic, corporate, financial, industrial, civic, hospitality and retail. He applies his philosophy of design to each project he receives: “We should always strive for the celebration of ‘place’ through our design. It should never be enough to provide a client with a well-functioning building that doesn’t break the budget. We should never lose sight of our responsibility to provide an uplifiting environment inside and out.”
Academic Credentials & Certifications...
- Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University, 1990
- Licensed Architect in Iowa
- NAUI Certified Scuba Diver
- USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
- USATF Level 1 Certified Official
Professional Highlights & Affiliations...
- Associate and Architect, SVPA Architects Inc.
- Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
- LEED Accredited Professional, U.S. Green Building Council
- Green Globes® Professional
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
- Mentor, Architect Mentorship Program, Iowa State University
- Mentor, ACE Mentor Program
- Member, Christ the King Catholic Church
- Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
- Volunteer Coach, Excaliburs Track Club
Current and Recent Project Work...
- Earlham Community School District, High School Gymnasium
- New London Community School District, Facility Improvements
- Urbandale Community Development and Engineering, Urbandale, IA
- Washington Community School District, Early Childhood Center & High School Auditorium
- Urbandale City Hall
- Athene, West Des Moines, IA
- Rain and Hail, Urbandale, IA
- Microsoft Data Center, West Des Moines, IA
- Accumold, Ankeny, IA
- Carlisle Community School District, Middle School
- Winterset Community School District
- Bondurant Community School District, Athletic Complex, Bondurant, IA
- Principal Financial Group Data Center, Johnston, IA
- Knoxville Community School District, High School Auditorium
- Principal Child Development Center, Des Moines, IA