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Bob’s architectural background includes office buildings for both corporate and institutional clients, K-12 and collegiate educational facilities, civic/municipal buildings, religious facilities, healthcare and senior living. His abilities as a talented designer and a strong project manager make him a very well-rounded architect. Bob’s responsibilities involve every aspect of the project from conceptual design through construction.

As part of SVPA’s leadership team, Bob is responsible for scheduling manpower for the office. Keeping the office running efficiently and selecting the right personnel for each project is part of Bob’s responsibilities.

Bob takes personal pride in every aspect of his work, from quality design to quality documentation. He gains the greatest satisfaction when a client moves into a building, and thanks him personally for not only meeting their expectations, but for a building that exceeds their expectations.

Bob has over 30 years of experience and joined SVPA in 2004 and became a stockholder in the company in 2005. In 2010, Bob became a Vice President at SVPA and in 2016 he became a Principal.

Education

Clemson University, Master of Architecture, 1991

Iowa State University, Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, 1985

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member

Registrations

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate Holder

Licensed Architect in Iowa, Missouri & Wisconsin

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Notable Project Experience

  • Athene, West Des Moines, IA
  • Drake University, Collier-Scripps Hall, Des Moines, IA
  • Des Moines Fire Station #1 Replacement, Des Moines, IA
  • Hy-Vee, The Ron Pearson Center, West Des Moines, IA
  • Simpson College, Indianola, IA
    • Steven Johnson Fitness Center
    • Blank Performing Arts Center
    • Kent Campus Center
  • Ankeny Fire Stations #1, 2 & 3, Ankeny, IA
  • Mercy Medical Clinics
    • Indianola, IA
    • Ottumwa, IA
    • Norwalk IA
    • Waukee, IA

The greatest satisfaction is when a client moves into a building, and thanks me personally for not only meeting their expectations, but for a building that exceeds their expectations.

- Robert T. Ormsby, AIA, LEED AP