Pierce’s architectural background includes a wide variety of projects types, including: commercial, educational and institutional projects. He has managed projects of all sizes in both traditional and non-traditional design and delivery systems. He was responsible for all aspects of design, documentation and construction administration including code analysis, document coordination and budget estimates. In addition, he has experience managing staff assigned to individual projects and has served as a mentor to younger staff members.
When did you know you wanted to be an architect?
I always knew I wanted to be in the construction industry in some fashion. Blocks, LEGOS and wood crafting projects were always how I spent my free time. However I always thought I would be an engineer like my uncle. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college when I saw a dormmate working on his first year architecture projects that I changed my major and have never looked back.
What is your favorite building and why?
Louis Sullivan – Merchants National Bank (Grinnell Iowa). It’s the perfect blend of pure and simple geometric forms married with exquisite decoration to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Joined SVPA Architects
Iowa State University, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, 1987
American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member
Iowa State Alumni Association, Member
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate Holder
Licensed Architect in Iowa
Notable Project Experience
- Bondurant-Farrar Community School District, Middle School Renovation, Bondurant, IA
- City of Bondurant City Hall Expansion
- City of Clive Public Safety Facility
- Hy-Vee Corporate Headquarters, West Des Moines, IA
- Hy-Vee Renovation, Monmouth, IL
- Oskaloosa Community School District, Facility Improvements, Oskaloosa, IA
I always knew I wanted to be in the construction industry in some fashion. It wasn’t until my freshman year of college when I saw a dormmate working on his first year architecture projects that I changed my major and have never looked back.- Pierce Coady, AIA