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Four Iowa Architecture Firms Recognized for Commitment to Emerging Professionals

Friday, October 30, 2015  

Des Moines, IA– October 25, 2015 – Iowa’s architecture firms are often recognized for excellence in design, but at the 2015 AIA Iowa | CSR Conference, four Iowa firms were recognized for a different reason- they show strong commitment to their emerging professionals. An emerging professional is a student, intern architect or someone licensed within the last 10 years.
This campaign gave AIA CSR member firms the opportunity to be designated an 'AIA CSR Emerging Professional Friendly Firm' within the 5 state region (Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri).

To be considered, the applicant firm must attest to their firm's commitment to Emerging Professionals by striving to adhere to policies, actions, and activities that assist Emerging Professionals in the Intern Development Program, growth in leadership, as well as financial support. Each year, firms that demonstrate a strong level of commitment are awarded Emerging Professional Friendly Firm status, and one firm that goes above and beyond is award Outstanding Emerging Professional Friendly Firm status.

The winners from Iowa:
Simonson & Associates Architects, LLC
Selser Schaefer Architects
Bergland + Cram Architects
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AIA Iowa is proud to recognize these firms for their commitment to their emerging professionals, employees in general, and the design profession.

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 national AIA with nearly 1,000 members. AIA Iowa members are committed 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 of professional practice.


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For pictures or to schedule an interview, please contact Executive Director Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa at (515) 244-7502, or e-mail her at

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