About Ron

Ron has experience managing projects for all of the sectors that SVPA serves. He has managed some of the largest corporate projects at SVPA and understands unique project phasing and constructability issues with existing buildings. His creativity, attention to detail and commitment to solving problems for clients over the last 30 years continues to make him a valuable asset. Ron 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 uplifting environment inside and out.”

What phase of a project is your favorite and why?

“My favorite phase of a project is Design Development into Construction Documents where I get to figure out how all the elements of the building need to work together to work properly. It’s a real challenge to figure out how to make the building materials and systems fit together in a way that will allow the building to look correct, function well and last as long as possible without excessive maintenance.”

What is a hidden talent you have?

“I guess my hidden talent is being a sprints and long jump coach at Dowling Catholic High School. It’s a very rewarding experience helping kids learn how to do something very well and to be able to share in their successes.”

Joined SVPA Architects

November 1997; became a stockholder in 2006


Iowa State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1990

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA), Member


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate Holder

Licensed Architect in Iowa

U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction Specialty

Green Globes Professional (GGP)

State of Iowa Coaching Authorization

USATF Level 1 Coaching Certificate

Community Involvement

Exchange Students, Host Parents

Education Without Borders

PSE, Host Parents

Central Iowa Excaliburs Track Club, Coach

Dowling Catholic High School, Assistant Coach

Notable Project Experience

  • Accumold, Des Moines, IA
  • Athene, West Des Moines, IA
  • Carlisle Community School District, Middle School, Carlisle, IA
  • Channel Prime Alliance Office & Warehouse, Des Moines, IA
  • Earlham Community School District, Athletic Improvements, Earlham, IA
  • Microsoft Data Center Phase 1, West Des Moines, IA
  • Panorama Community School District, Athletic Improvements, Panora, IA
  • Principal Child Development Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Sammons Financial Group, West Des Moines, IA
  • City of Urbandale
    • Parks and Public Works Maintenance Facilities Master Plan
    • Community Development & Engineering Offices
    • City Hall
  • Washington Community School District, High School Auditorium, Washington, IA
  • Wells Fargo Campus, West Des Moines, IA

We should never lose sight of our responsibility to provide an uplifting environment inside and out.

- Ron E. Paskach, AIA, LEED AP, GGP