Jon enjoys the rich process of architecture through meeting needs with creative design. He prides himself on his ability to listen to the client and provide innovative solutions with attention to detail in every project. Jon weighs alternative approaches to meet his clients’ needs, balancing aesthetics with efficient, well-considered building systems. The result is efficient, low-maintenance and architecturally pleasing facilities. Jon’s previous experience in construction and strong grasp of building technology allows him to develop cooperative relationships with the building trades that facilitate the construction process.

Jon has 15 years of experience. He joined SVPA in 2007 and became a stockholder in the company in 2013.


Iowa State University, Master of Architecture, 2002

Northwestern College, Bachelor of Arts, 1998

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate Holder

Licensed Architect in Iowa

Honors & Awards

Varco Pruden Metal Building Award, VP Hall of Fame 2007, The Bridge

Notable Project Experience

  • Iowa City Community School District, Liberty High School, North Liberty, IA
  • E. Smith Family Center, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS
  • New Hope Assembly of God, Urbandale, IA
  • Vermeer Yellow Iron Academy, Pella, IA
  • Valley Community Center, West Des Moines, IA
  • Winterset Community School District, High School, Winterset, IA
  • University of Iowa Information Technology Facility, Iowa City, IA
  • Central College, Scholte Hall Renovation, Pella, IA

I enjoy the rich process of architecture through meeting needs with creative design.

- Jon R. Oosterhuis, AIA