Jill has over twenty years experience as a practicing architect, project manager and a member of the board of directors of a 60-person firm. For the last ten years she has been involved in the coordination, development, and writing of project specifications on projects of all types and sizes. In 2016, she created SPECcetera, a woman-owned specifications consulting business specializing in architectural specifications for owners, architects and product representatives. Her passion lies in assisting project teams create a great set of documents, through well-coordinated specifications and document review. Her goal is to become a seamless part of each team, to help boost a firm's brand and strengthen client relationships through quality design.
BArch, Iowa State University, 1993 Registered Professional Architect, State of Iowa, 1996 Architect / Partner, Shiffler Associates, 1991-1999 Architect, HLKB Architecture, 1999-2004 Director / Architect, INVISION Architecture, 2004-2016
American Institute of Architects (AIA), member since 1993, convention committee volunteer, past Director on Board (2 terms) Central Iowa Architects Council (CIAC), member, past board member (4 terms) Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), member since 2014, incoming Director (Professional) Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWiA), member since 2011, current board member Junior League of Des Moines, member 1999-2006
Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, 2006-2007 LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), 2008 Des Moines Business Record Forty Under 40, 2010 CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS), 2015 CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT), 2015 Iowa Targeted Small Business (TSB) Certified, 2016 Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) Certified, 2016 Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certified, 2016 Specification Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP), affiliate member, 2017