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6 Iowa Architecture Firms in Top 300 Nationally

Thursday, July 23, 2015   (0 Comments)


For Immediate Release

6 Iowa Architecture Firms in Top 300 Nationally

Des Moines, IA – July 23, 2015 –The Architectural Record recently released its annual list of the top 300 architecture firms nationally, which includes six firm members of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa). Companies were ranked by revenue (in millions of dollars) for architectural services performed in 2014 and the data was collected by McGraw Hill Construction’s Research and Analytics group.

The six AIA Iowa firm members included in the top 300 are: DLR Group, ranked 21st, Heery International, Inc., ranked 60th, RDG Planning and Design, ranked 98th, OPN Architects, Inc., ranked 109th, INVISION architecture planning and design, ranked 205th, and Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering, ranked 279th.

“Again this year, Iowa’s architecture community is performing at a level that is being recognized both domestically and internationally, “said Jessica Reinert, CAE, IOM, Executive Director of AIA Iowa. “All six of these companies were recognized on this list for 2014 and we congratulate them on their continued exceptional performance. We expect to see more exciting work from all of our firm members in the years to come.”

Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is an affiliate of the national AIA with nearly 1,000 members statewide. 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.


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