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Matthew Coen Named 2013-2014 Young Architect Regional Director

Friday, January 18, 2013  

Mathew Coen Named 2013-14 AIA Young Architect Regional Director


Des Moines, Iowa (January 18, 2013) –Mathew Coen of Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects, Inc. has been named Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) for the Central States Region of the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Forum for 2013-2014 year. Coen, a graduate of Iowa State University, is actively involved with community and professional organizations, including Iowa Architect Magazine and the Ingersoll Business Committee.   


Coen looks forward to engaging with young architects in the industry.  "I am grateful to have been selected to serve as the Central States Region YARD and look forward to advocating the values of Leadership, Mentorship, and Fellowship amongst young architects both locally and nationally.  Furthermore, I am anxious to work on issues facing young architects today, all the while communicating the valuable role we play within the profession and greater community,” stated Coen. 


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.


For more information on the Young Architects Form please contact Matt at or 515-279-8818


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