Clients & Projects
Past Projects

Russ Ver Ploeg, AIA, LEED Architect                                      

       Academic Credentials & Certifications.....                                         Certification as LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction in 2006.  (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).

Licensed Architect, 1987, The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Iowa

Masters of Architecture in Energy Conscious Design, 1985,                     Arizona State University.

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 1982, Iowa State University.

             Professional Highlights & Affiliations......                          Owner, Ver Ploeg Architecture, Des Moines, IA   2003-Present.

Owner, Vice President, Project Architect, & Computer Aided Designer at SVPA Architects (fka Savage-Ver Ploeg & Associates) - West Des Moines, IA 1985-2002  and  1979-1981 part time.

Intern Architect at Morris*Aubry Architects - Houston, Texas 1982-1983.

Associate Director, Iowa Chapter of the AIA Executive Committee.

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

           Community Activities ......                                                        
West Des Moines Rotary Club:  Board Member, Chair of International Service, Club Service, and Scholarship Committees, and Newsletter Editor.

Central Presbyterian Church, Des Moines:   Elder, Chair of World & Community Concerns Committee, Teacher.

COSC (Center on Sustainable Communities):   Member.

           Awards......                                                                                   National Perforated Metal Design Competition Award - Boca Raton, Florida.

National Architectural Photography Awards from the AIA:                            * Publication in the national AIA Journal,     * Exhibition at the national AIA Convention,    * Publication in the national AIA calendar.

Masonry Institute of Iowa - Excellence in Design Award, West Des Moines Fire Station.

Design Excellence Honor Award - Arizona State University.