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Architects Recognized for Public Service in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Communities

Tuesday, April 30, 2013  

Architects Recognized for Public Service in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Communities


Waterloo, Iowa (April 30, 2013) – Three local architects and members of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) have been recognized for their service to the communities of Cedar Falls and Waterloo.  They are participants in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program sponsored by AIA Iowa.


Among the participants is R. Hovey Brom, AIA, of INVISION Architecture in Waterloo.  Brom has served on the Board of Directors for Community Services Building for 36 years, providing architectural services for three additions to the space which was built in the late 1950s.  The Community Services Building provides low rent office spaces for non-profit organizations serving the city’s needs, including the Hawkeye Chapter of the American Red Cross, Red Cross Blood Services, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Visiting Nurses, Exceptional Services, Family Services, United Way, Junior League and many more.   


Mardy Holst, AIA, of AHTS Architects, has been appointed as commissioner for the Cedar Falls Planning and Zoning Commission.  Nominated by the mayor, Holst and other members of the Commission, are responsible for long range planning and the design of the city of Cedar Falls.


Appointed Chairman to the Highway 218 Design Review Board is Daniel Channer, AIA, StruXture Architecture.  Channer helps to facilitate smart growth and design of all proposed buildings along the Highway 218 corridor.  The board is also responsible for zoning ordinance compliance.


The Citizen Architect Program recognizes AIA Iowa members who represent AIA's values in their community through public service. To find out more about this program please visit AIA Iowa’s website at


Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is a statewide affiliate of the national AIA. 


AIA members express their commitment to excellence in design and are proactive in the design of livable communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. For more information, go to or call 515.244.7502.


For interviews or pictures, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, (515) 244-7502, or e-mail


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