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Ballard and Shaffer Elected to Serve on Iowa Architect Editorial Board

Wednesday, January 3, 2018  

Des Moines, IA (January 4, 2017) The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) is pleased to announce that Andrew Ballard, AIA, and Jeff Shaffer, Assoc. AIA, have been invited to join the Iowa Architect Editorial Board.


Ballard is an architect with Neumann Monson Architects in Iowa City. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he earned his A.B. in Architecture and University of California, Berkley where he earned his Master’s in Architecture. He has a rich background in research and academia and worked at several California based firms before relocating to Iowa.


Shaffer is an Associate with BNIM in Des Moines. He is a graduate of Iowa State University where he received his Bachelor of Architecture degree. He has a long history of collaborating with strong design professionals. Through these partnerships, Shaffer has emerged as a strong design talent who advocates for excellence through his work.


Anna Jones, Assoc. AIA, Editor of Iowa Architect said, “Andrew and Jeff are talented members of AIA Iowa with strong portfolios of architectural practice who will bring diverse eyes and knowledge to the Editorial Board, enhancing the strategies, outreach, and impact of the magazine.”


Iowa Architect magazine is the official publication of AIA Iowa. It reaches a uniquely balanced audience of architects, trade professionals and design minded individuals in all walks of life. The publication serves as a voice for advocating design excellence in architecture, arts, literature, innovative products and technologies and serves as a link to society, place, space, and experience. People are the fuel that feed designIowa Architect has been re-designed to bring architecture and design to the people. With the exploration of concepts, both interior and exterior, striving for harmony, while paying keen attention to our environment, and inspiring the use of space.


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 Iowa 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.

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