Schwennsen, Kate

Kate Schwennsen

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Education

  • M.Arch., Iowa State University, 1980
  • B.A., Architecture, Iowa State University, 1978

Years of practice

1981– (estimated)

Affiliations/Firms

  • Iowa State University
  • Bloodgood Sharp Buster
  • Engelbrecht and Griffin Architects, PC

Professional organizations

  • Licensed in 1987
  • Joined AIA in 1987
  • Became AIA fellow in 2002

Keywords

Des Moines, Iowa

Biography

Early life and education

Born in 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa.  Oldest of four daughters of Terry F. and Marilee K. Schwennsen.  Graduate of Dubuque Senior High School in 1974.  Received a BA in Architecture, with Distinction, in 1978 and an M.Arch. in 1980, both from Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Career in Architecture

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, served as the second woman president of the AIA in 2006.  She is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Design at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, and a Professor of Architecture. As the Associate Dean she works closely with all of the departments of the college on issues related to curriculum, student recruitment and retention, budgeting, and strategic planning.  Her scholarship focuses on the evolution of the profession, and the relationship between practice and education, and has been presented and published internationally.  Prior to returning to her alma mater, (BA, 1978; M.Arch., 1980), to teach design and professional practice, she practiced for ten years in professionally critical areas, including office and project management, marketing, and design.

Teaching and Administrative Experience 
(All teaching and administrative duties have been conducted at Iowa State University, Ames, IA)
2008-            Professor, Department of Architecture
2001-            Associate Dean for Academic Programs, College of Design
2001-            Associate Professor, Department of Architecture
1998-2001        Associate Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Architecture
1995-1998        Associate Chair for Research and Extension, Department of Architecture
1995-2001        Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
1992-1996        Coordinator of Professional Development, Department of Architecture
1991-1995        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
1990-1991        Temporary Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
1978-1980        Research Assistant, Department of Architecture

Practice Experience
1989-1991    Senior Project Architect, Bloodgood Architects & Planners, Des Moines, IA
1981-1989    Senior Associate, Project Architect, Project Manager, and Intern, Engelbrecht and Griffin
Architects, PC, Des Moines, IA

Major Buildings and Projects

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PRIOR TO ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
Ten years of full-time practice experience with nationally recognized architecture firms in professionally critical areas, including office and project management, marketing, and design.

1989-1991    Senior Project Architect, Bloodgood Architects & Planners, Des Moines, IA
As a Senior Project Architect, project responsibilities included design, documentation, and administration of custom and speculative housing projects.  Marketing and public relations were additional responsibilities.  Representative projects included:
Boulder Ridge Cluster Homes, Lake in the Hills, Illinois, 180 zero-lot single-family homes on golf course
Foxboro Townhomes, West Des Moines, Iowa, 48 townhomes
Hometime II, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 3,000 s.f. custom home for nationally syndicated television series for Meredith Corporation
New Farmhouse, Long Island, New York, 3,500 s.f. custom home for national publication, “Country Home” magazine, Meredith Corporation

1981-1989    Senior Associate, Project Architect, Project Manager, and Intern, Engelbrecht & Griffin Architects,
PC, Des Moines, IA
Project responsibilities included all phases of architectural services from pre-design through contract administration and post occupancy evaluation, with particular emphasis on project management, pre-design, design, and design development.  Office management responsibilities included marketing, financial management, project budgeting and scheduling, and personnel.  Representative projects included:
Bay Path Village, Duxbury, Massachusetts
Retirement Community, 190 apartments, 15 assisted living units, 267,000 s.f.,
$19,300,000 Construction Budget; Project Architect; 1988
Brandon Woods of Manlius, Syracuse, New York
Continuing Care Retirement Community, (C.C.R.C.), 400 apartments, 100 assisted living
units, 100 bed long-term care facility, 300 court homes, 1,600,000 s.f., $100,000,000 Construction Budget; Design team member, 1988
Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Schaumburg, Illinois
Expansion and remodeling of existing C.C.R.C, 40 assisted living units, 60 bed special
care facility, $4,200,000 Construction Budget; Project Architect, 1987-1988
The Bedford Club, Bedford, New York
Retirement Community, 120 apartments, 90 bed long-term care facility, 241,000 s.f.;
Project Architect, 1987
Leisure Valley, Bettendorf, Iowa
Retirement Community, 200 apartments, 286,000 s.f., $17,000,000 Construction Budget;
Project Architect, 1987
Regatta View, Worcester, Massachusetts
C.C.R.C., 198 apartments, 40 beds, 247,000 s.f.; Project Architect, 1987
The Aspens, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Military Retirement Community, 158 apartments, 164 villa, 30 beds, Phase 1 of 2,
530,000 s.f., $23,200,000 Construction Budget; Project Manager, 1985-1986
The Ormond Hotel, Ormond Beach, Florida
Renovation and adaptive re-use, Retirement Community, 263 apartments; Project
Manager, 1985-1986
La Posada at Park Centre, Green Valley, Arizona
C.C.R.C., 174 apartments, 60 beds, 285,000 s.f., $11,500,000 Construction Cost; Project
Architect, 1985-1986; Recipient of Contemporary Long-Term Care award for Architectural Excellence; Recipient of AIA/AAHA Award for Design Distinction, Exhibition of Design for Aging
Pomperaug Woods, Southbury, Connecticut
C.C.R.C., 152 apartments, 30 beds, 172,000 s.f., $12,800,000 Construction Budget;
Design Team Member, 1982 & 1986
Silver Springs Retreat, El Paso, Texas
Retirement Community, 160 apartments, 56 villas, 238,000 s.f.; Project Manager, 1984
Les Chateaux Marquette, Indianapolis, Indiana
C.C.R.C, 250 apartments, 40 beds, 324,000 s.f.; Project Manager, 1983
Outlet Malls of America
Fort Worth, Plano, and Lubbock, Texas; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma;
1,000,000+ s.f., $30,000,000+; Project Manager, 1981-1984
First Christian Church, Mount Ayr, Iowa
8,500 s.f., $400,000; Construction Administration, 1981-1982

PRACTICE PUBLICATIONS
1992    Stephanie Stubbs. “For Seniors, There’s More Place Like Home”, Memo (Washington, DC:  AIA Press, November 1992), 4-6
1992    American Institute of Architects.  Design for Aging:  1992 Review (Washington, DC:  AIA, 1992), 50-53
1991    Steve Cooper, “The New Farmhouse”, Country Home Magazine (February 1991), 39-53

PRACTICE AWARDS
1991    AIA/AAHA Citation for “La Posada”, Green Valley, Arizona, as a distinguished design for seniors, (Project Architect, EGA)
1987    Contemporary Long-Term Care magazine Design Award for excellence in design of a retirement
community, for La Posada, Green Valley, Arizona, (Project architect, EGA)

Press and Awards

SIGNIFICANT AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2007    Honorary Member, Japan Institute of Architects
2006    Citation for Exceptional Service, American Institute of Architects
2006    Honorary Member, Federacion de Arqitectos de la Republica Mexicana
2006    Honorary Fellow, Korean Institute of Architects
2006    Honorary Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
2006    Honorary Member, Royal Australian Institute of Architects
2006    Design Achievement Award, College of Design, Iowa State University
2006    Governor’s Certificate of Recognition for Significant Contributions to the State of Iowa, Governor Thomas J. Vilsack
2005    Honorary Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council
2004    Elected First Vice-President/President-elect, American Institute of Architects
2003    Medal of Honor, AIA Iowa
2003    Outstanding Innovations Award for Exemplary Contributions to Iowa State Learning Communities, Iowa State University
2002    Richard Upjohn Medal for Distinguished Service, American Institute of Architects
2002    Presidential Medal for Distinguished Service, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
2002    Elected Vice President, American Institute of Architects
2002    Elevated to College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects
2001    Promoted to Associate Professor and awarded Tenure, Iowa State University
1999    Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
1996    Engraved Brick honoring Kate Schwennsen as first female president of AIA Iowa, donated by AIA Iowa, The Plaza of Heroines, Carrie Chapman Catt Hall, ISU, Ames, Iowa

INTERVIEWS / CITATIONS
2008    Erin Olson Douglas, 150 at 150, AIA Young Architects Forum Podcast Project, available on ITunes, January 29, 2008
2007    Andrew Pressman, Good leadership helps practice, the profession, and society, Architectural Record, 09.2007, p. 79-80.
2007    Dave Dewitt, Exploring Efficiency, Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 1, 2007, p. B10.
2007    Gould, Kira and Lance Hosey, Women in Green, Voices of Sustainable Design, Ecotone 2006, p. 119-120, 226-227.
2007    S. P. Dinnen, Proximity shapes “village” Ponderosa in W.D.M., Des Moines Register, 5/16/2007, p. 1D-2D
2007    Matt Ostanik, Greg Kanz and Jessica Reinert, Good Design is Good Business, Des Moines Register insert, AIA Iowa April 2007
2007    David Sokol, Architecture Profession Slowly Gains Diversity, Architectural Record, March 2007, Vol. 195, No. 3, p. 34.
2006    Pressman, Andy, Professional Practice 101:  Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture, Wiley & Sons, 2006, p. xiv.
2006    Study Shows Energy-Efficient School Design Lowers Operation Cost, Increases Test Scores and Improves Indoor Air Quality, DEP Daily Update, December 4, 2006
2006    David Sokol, Centers of Architecture, ArchitectsNews, 10.20.2006.
2006    Cento Architetti americani ed europei a Udine, Il Gazzettino, Udine, Italy, Domenica 8 ottobre 2006
2006    C. David Kotok, Leave I-80 intersections alone, group suggests, Omaha World-Herald, 9.17.2006.
2006    When you vote, vote to make Iowa Smart, Ames Tribune, 8/23/2006
2006    AIA to Lead Major Transportation Study for Federal Government, AIArchitect, 8/2006
2006    Sam Lubell and Charles Linn, Los Angeles hosts busy AIA convention, Architectural Record, 07.2006, p. 25.
2006    Mayors Adopt AIA Position on Sustainability, AIArchitect, 6/2006
2006    Delegates Vote to Extend Associate Member, CACE Representative Voting Rights on the Board, AIArchitect, 6/2006
2006    Friday General Session Engages Architects in Engagement, AIArchitect, 6/2006.
2006    College of Fellows Inducts 2006 Class, AIArchitect, 6/2006.
2006    Architecture on the Edge:  Day One Celebrates Innovation, AIArchitect, 6/2006
2006    Architecture on the Edge:  Innovation, AIArchitect, 6/2006
2006    Bigger isn’t better, planners told, Omaha World-Herald, 05.13.2006.
2006    Architects, planners told to rethink cities, Des Moines Register, 05.13.2006.
2006    David Pitt, Architects discuss how to make towns more livable and inviting, AP Newswires, May 12, 2006
2006    Associated Press, Architect lists 10 ways to make towns more livable, AP Newswires, May 12, 2006
2006    Carol Hunter, Architects discuss strategies for making Iowa’s cities cool, Des Moines Register, 05.07.2006.
2006    Adding Diversity to Design, Residential Design & Build, May 2006, p. 54-56, 60-61.
2006    Kelly Roberson, There’s Something About Kate, Iowa Architect, 06:255, p. 8-11
2006    Marge O’Connor, Leading the Charge, Eco-Structure, April 2006
2006    Register Editorial Staff, Distinctive urban spaces can lure mix of young, old, Des Moines Register, March 5, 2006
2006    Chuck Paustian, A Few Minutes with….Architects’ leader Kate Schwennsen, Realtor Magazine, 03.01.2006.
2006    Midwesterner to Lead National Design Group, Midwest Construction, 3/2006.
2006    Welcome Session Sets Ambitious and Optimistic Tone for Grassroots 2006, AIArchitect, 2/2006
2006    Architects, Allies, Clients, and Friends Celebrate the Power of Architecture, AIArchitect, 2/2006
2006    Grassroots 2006:  Celebrating the Best and Brightest, AIArchitect, 2/2006
2006    Bits and Pieces, IoWoman, Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, January/February 2006, p. 8
2006    Barbara Forster, Architectural industry grapples with lack of diversity, Boston Business Journal, 1.20.2006.
2006    Tracy Ostroff, Diversity and the Profession:  The Story Continues, AIArchitect, 1/2006
2006    Visions magazine, Iowa State University, 2006, p. 7
2005    Hopes for 2006, Des Moines Register, 12.31.2005, p13A
2005    U.S. and Europe a Step Closer to Qualification Standard for Architects, Architecture, December 27, 2005
2005    Former Dubuquer rises to prominence as architect, Dubuque Telegraph Herald, 12/26/2005
2005    Building a Reputation, Des Moines Register, 12.25.2005.
2005    Dave Dewitt, ISU Dean pushes energy conservation as architectural leader, Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 22, 2005 and PJM News, 12.23.2005
2005    News of Note, Des Moines Register, December 20, 2005
2005    Architects Name First Female Leader, Engineering News Record, McGraw-Hill Companies, 12/19/2005
2005    Katherine Lee Schwennsen, FAIA, Takes Office as 2006 President of the American Institute of Architects, Construction and Maintenance, http://home.nestor.minsk.by/build/press/2005/12/1407.html. 12/14/05
2005    Tom Vance, Associate dean named second female president of architecture association, Iowa State Daily, 12.8.2005.
2005    Back cover for Igor Marjanovic, et al, Practical Experience:  An Architecture Student’s Guide to Internship and the Year Out, (Oxford:  Architectural Press, 2005)
2005    Patti Vannoy, Face Time with Kate Schwennsen, Juice, 07.05.2005.
2005    Robert Ivy, It’s in the Air, Architectural Record, 05.05, p. 25 and www.archrecord.com.
2005    Hope Reeves, To Be or Not to Be…Licensed, Dwell, Jan/Feb 2005, p. 138
2005    Wayne Drummond, Change and the ACSA, ACSA News, January 2005, p. 20.
2004    Roses and Thistles, Des Moines Register, 07.04.2004.
2004    On the Move, Ames Tribune, 6.28.2004.
2004    O. Kay Henderson, ISU Professor to Lead Architects, Radio Iowa, 6/25/2004.
2004    Chicago National Convention, l’A news, Consiglio Nazionale Degli Architetti, Planificatori, Paesaggisti E Conservatori, 21.6.2004
2004    June News, ArchVoices.org, 06.14.04.
2004    Mentorship:  A Journey in Collaborative Learning, www.aia.org, 06/2004.
2004    Schwennsen Elected 2006 President, AIArchitect, 06/2004
2004    Professional Practice Course cited in Case Studies Starter Kit, American Institute of Architects,
http://www.aia.org/ed_casestudies_init
2004    Professional Practice Course cited in Emerging Professional’s Companion, American Institute of Architects,
http://www.epcompanion.org/authorized-user-home.shtml
2004    Sam Lubell and Deborah Snoonian, AIA Convention Draws Record Numbers to Chicago, Architectural Record, June 16, 2004
2004    Kate Schwennsen, quoted on back cover, Barbara Nadel, Building Security, (New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2004).
2003    Business Honors, Des Moines Register, 10/13/2003.
2002    Heather Sauer, Schwennsen honored by AIA, NCARB, DesignNews, 2002, p. 51.
2001    John Simpson.  From Education to Practice:  Thoughts on that “Seamless Transition, An Interview with Architect-Educator Kate Schwennsen, AIA, AIArchitect, Volume 8, (Washington, DC:  AIA, May 2001)
1995    Eliot Nusbaum. Blueprint for Change, Des Moines Register (May 18, 1995), 1T
1993    Don Lutes. Thirteen Architecture Practice Courses:  An Overview, Course syllabus included, Design/Practice Education:  Issues at the Intersection (Washington DC:  AIA Press, 1993)

RADIO AND VIDEO APPEARANCES
2007    Green Design, with ISU President Geoffroy, University Architect Morton and host Katherine Perkins, on The Talk of Iowa, WOI Radio, Ames, IA, May 30, 2007
2007    Architecture as Tourist Destination, Economic and Community Development Tool, with Bill Mender and host Ben Keefer, on The Exchange, Iowa Public Radio, Iowa City, IA, May 22, 2007
2006    Sustainable Design, Interview with Greg Shanley, KUNI radio, September 28, 2006
2006    Sustainable Design, Interview with Sue Danielson, WHO Radio, September 28, 2006
2006    Cool Communities, Interview with Larry Vavroch, KEGR Radio, Fort Dodge, Iowa, May 15, 2006
2006    Cool Communities, Interview with WHO radio, Des Moines, IA, May 12, 2006
2006    Cool Communities, Interview with Greg Shanley, KUNI Radio,  Cedar Falls, IA, May 12, 2006
2005    Architects as Catalysts for Change, with Katherine Perkins, on The Talk of Iowa, WOI Radio, Ames, IA, September 29, 2005
2004    A Century of Iowa Architecture:  Iowa’s 50 most significant buildings of the 20th century, Featured speaker, Iowa Public Television, Johnston, IA, 2004

Writings and Presentations

INVITED LECTURES AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2008    The Future of Architecture, Revolve, AIA Kansas Annual Conference, Wichita, KS, October 10, 2008
2008    Living Green/Building Green, Iowa American Federation of Women’s Clubs State Convention, Altoona, IA, April 11, 2008
2008    The Architect at Mid-(21st) Century, NCARB Regions 2 & 5 Annual Meeting, Omaha, NE, April 5, 2008
2007    We Can’t Just Keep Rollin’, Rollin’ on the River, Upper Midwest Regional American Planning Association Conference, Dubuque, IA, October 31, 2007
2007    Energy Efficient Buildings/Construction Concepts and Technology, Invited presentation to the Energy Efficiency Study Committee of the Iowa Legislature, October 18, 2007
2007    Designing a More Sustainable Iowa, Iowa Renewable Energy Association Annual Meeting, Solon, IA,
September 2007
2007    Sustainable Design, Des Moines a.m. Rotary, Des Moines, IA, July 2007
2007    First Impressions, Keep Iowa Beautiful Conference, Newton, Iowa, June 15, 2007
2007    Exceptional Advocates, Women in Architecture Dinner, San Antonio, TX, May 3, 2007
2007    Women Creating Community, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, April 2007
2007    Livable Communities = Sustainable Communities, Blueprint for Iowa:  Building a Better Iowa by Design, Meeting of AIA Iowa and the Iowa League of Cities, Ames, IA March 29, 2007
2007    The Profession of Architecture Viewed from 35,000 Feet, Connections, AIA South Carolina Spring Conference, Isle of Palms, SC, February 23, 2007
2007    On this Day, College of Design Commencement, Ames, IA, December 16, 2006
2006    Looking Back, Looking Forward, Inauguration of RK Stewart as the 83rd President of the AIA, Washington, DC, December 8, 2006
2006    A Tale of Two Cities, Japan Institute of Architects National Convention, Nara,
Japan, November 10, 2006
2006    Redevelopment:  Architecture and Design in a Flat and Spiky World, Redevelopment Conference, Vail, Colorado, November 3, 2006
2006    The View from 30,000 Feet:  Architecture and Design in a Flat and Spiky World, One
of our Own, Department of Architecture Lecture Series, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 20, 2006
2006    Architects at the Intersection of Design and Policy in a Flat and Spiky World, Pacific
Crossings, Hong Kong, October 2006
2006    Sustainability = More, (Not Less), Sustainability….It’s Infinitely Possible, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, Iowa, September 28, 2006
2006    Design Matters in a Flat and Spiky World, Envisioning Regional Design, AIA Central States Region Conference, Omaha, NE, September 15, 2006
2006    Design Matters in a Flat and Spiky World:  The Profession of Architecture in the 21st Century, at AIA North Dakota Annual Conference, Fargo, ND, September 12, 2006
2006    Design Matters in a Flat and Spiky World:  The Profession of Architecture in the 21st Century, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, September 11, 2006
2006    Cool Communities:  Livable and Likable, Ames Morning Rotary, Ames, IA, August 16, 2006
2006    Architects as Advocates, From Ideas to Implementation:  Women in the Forefront, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Festival of Architecture, Vancouver, BC, June 17, 2006
2006    Cool Communities:  Livable and Likable, Designing Cool Communities, AIA Iowa Spring Meeting, Des Moines, IA, May 12, 2006
2006    Lessons of Livable Communities, Community, AIA Wisconsin Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, May 10, 2006
2006    Revitalization Served Up Five Different Ways, Revitalization, Young Architects Gala, Denver, CO, April 21, 2006
2006    The Other Designers in the Room:  The Potential of Design in a Flat World, Kansas City Women in Design, Kansas City, MO, March 3, 2006
2006    Architecture in a Flat World:  Does More Worldly = Less National?, National Identity in an International Context, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects National Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 23, 2006
2006    Grassroots Legislative and Leadership Conference, plenary speaker, Washington, DC, February 8-11, 2006
2006    Accent on Architecture Awards Gala, National Building Museum, Washington, DC, February 10, 2006
2006    Sustainable and Responsible Design and Construction, American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineers (AHSRAE) Board of Directors meeting, Chicago, Illinois, January 22, 2006
2006    The View from 30,000 Feet, AIA Charlotte meeting, Charlotte, NC, January 18, 2006
2005    Make No Little Plans, Inaugural remarks as 82nd President of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, December 9, 2005
2005    The Evolution of Architecture, (keynote speaker), Pass It On, AIA Minnesota Convention, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2005
2005    The View from 30,000 Feet, Annual Meeting of AIA South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, October 14, 2005
2005    Sustaining Emerging Professionals, (keynote speaker), Emerging Perspectives, AIA Utah Design Conference, Park City, UT, October 7, 2005
2005    The View from 30,000 Feet, (keynote speaker), Counter Culture:  Contrast in Context, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA September 29, 2005.
2005    The Other Women in the Room, (keynote speaker), The Critical Path to Success:  Groundbreaking Women in Construction, Los Angeles, CA, September 21, 2005
2005    Architecture for the Good Life, The Good Life, Texas Society of Architects 66th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, September 16, 2005.
2005    The Challenge of Change:  Diversity, (keynote speaker), White Gentlemen’s Club:  What’s Missing?, AIA Western Mountain Region Conference, Phoenix, AZ, August 25, 2005
2005    AIA Strategic Plan, Remarks to the “AIA Council of Component Executives”, Portland, OR, August 12, 2005
2005    Design and Construction in a Flat World, AIA Michigan Mid Summer Conference, Mackinac Island, MI, August 5, 2005
2005    The Challenge of Change:  Collaboration, Annual American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Advocacy Meeting, Washington, DC, May 13, 2005
2005    Career and Life Management, Guest speaker in Preparing Future Faculty course, Iowa State University, March 22, 2005
2005    Lessons of Livable Communities, Build Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, March 18, 2005
2004    The Challenge of Change:  Education, Change, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrator’s Conference, Houston, TX, November 5, 2004
2004    The Lessons of Livable Communities, AIA Iowa and Central States Regional Conference, October 14, 2004
2004    Livable Communities, (keynote speaker), Design Iowa:  Imagine Iowa’s Future, Ames, IA, March 10, 2004
2003    The Evolution of the Profession, Tulsa, OK, July 9, 2003
2002    Certification Through Licensure Update, Plenary Speaker, NCARB Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 28, 2002
2001    Certification Through Licensure, Plenary Speaker, NCARB Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 21, 2001
2000    Social Context of Architecture Education and Practice, AIA Board Meeting, Princeton, NJ, May 2, 2000
2000    Architecture as a Cultural Discipline, College of Design, Ames, IA, April 18, 2000
1999    Design Awards Critique, AIA North Dakota Convention, Fargo, North Dakota, September 25, 1999
1998    Continuing Education Revisited, NCARB Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, June 25, 1998
1998    Institutional Memory and the Late 20th Century Architect, Iowa State University Department of Architecture Lecture Series, November 9, 1998
1996    Architects – Engineers – Contractors Working Together, Associated Builders and Contractors of Iowa Construction Awards Competition, West Des Moines, Iowa, November 8, 1996
1996    IDP Workshop, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, September 27, 1996
1996    Architecture and/or Engineering, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, September 27, 1996
1996    Celebrating the Gap Between Education and Practice, Hyde Lecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 19, 1996
1995    IDP:  An Overview and Focus on Training, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, Iowa, October 5, 1995
1990    Housing for Seniors, Housing seminar, Department of Architecture, ISU, Mason City, Iowa, March 1990

INVITED PANEL MODERATOR AND MASTER OF CEREMONIES
2006    Architecture on the Edge:  Innovation, Engagement, Inspiration, Annual Meeting and Convention of the American Institute of Architects, Master of Ceremonies for plenary sessions of this gathering of 27,000+ registrants, (Attendance at general sessions in excess of 5,000 persons), Los Angeles, CA, June 8-10, 2006
2006    National Identity in an International Context, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects National Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 23, 2006
2005    Grassroots Annual Legislative and Leadership Conference of the AIA, Chair and Master of Ceremonies for plenary sessions with 1,000+ registrants, Washington, DC, February 2005
2000    Implementing Internship, (moderator), Joint meeting of AIA Central States Council and Architecture Advisory Council of the Department of Architecture, Ames, IA, April 14, 2000
1999    Design Awards Jury Roundtable, (moderator), AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, October 1, 1999
1999    Intern Development Roundtable, (moderator and speaker), AIA North Dakota Convention and ACSA West Central Regional Meeting, Fargo, North Dakota, September 24, 1999
1998    Allied Through Internship:  Practice + Education, (moderator), AIA Kentucky and Indiana Annual Meeting, Lexington, Kentucky, October 24, 1998
1997    Practice Education Summit, (moderator), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 31-November 1, 1997
1997    IDP Workshop, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, October 1997
1997    The New Topographies of Practice and Education, (speaker and moderator), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, April 4-5, 1997
1994    Design/Practice Synthesis, (moderator), AIA/ACSA Professional Practice/Design Summer Institute, Santa
Fe, New Mexico, August 1993 & 1994
1994    The Knowledge Base for Environmental Design Practice, (moderator), Environmental
Design Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 1994

INVITED PANELIST  
2008    Earth Day Panel, Ames, IA, April 22, 2008
2007    AIAS Midwest Quad Conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 2, 2007
2007    Mentoring, with Edith Washington, Iowa Construction Specifications Institute Meeting, Des Moines, IA,
February 20, 2007
2007    Young Architects Forum 15 Summit, (panelist), with Marion Fowlkes and Barbara Price, Washington, DC, February 6, 2007
2006    Independence of Architects to Present Autonomy and Accountability, Japan Institute of Architects National Convention, Nara, Japan, November 10, 2006
2006    Affordable Housing Forum, with Michael Pyotak and James H. Carr, Association for Community Design
National Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 2006
2005    Designing the Architect of the Future, (panelist), with Thomas Fisher and Scott Simpson, Pass It On, Minneapolis, MN, November 15, 2005.
2005    Economic Impact of Diversity on your Firm, (panelist), with Ted Landsmark, White Gentlemen’s Club:  What’s Missing?, Phoenix, AZ, August 25, 2005
2004    Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Forum on Outcomes Assessment, (panelist), Iowa State University, Ames, IA, April, 2004
2003    NAAB – Where and How Does Diversity Fit? (panelist), with Nicole Kuhar, Elaine Ostroff, and Peter Steffian, 2020 Vision:  A Diversity Conference for Design Professionals, Boston, MA, November 20, 2003
2003    The Design Career Threshold, (panelist), with Erin Hoffer, Dr. Muriel Waldvogel, and Jack Green, 2020 Vision:  A Diversity Conference for Design Professionals, Boston, MA, November 19, 2003
2003    Student Performance Criteria, (panelist), with Ava Abramowitz, Thomas McKittrick, Donna Robertson, and Joe Giattina, 2003 NAAB Validation Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 25, 2003
2003    Degree Name, Duration and Content, with Robert Campbell, Steve Padget, Wayne Mortenson, and Ron Skaggs, 2003 NAAB Validation Conference, Santa Fe, NM, October 24, 2003
2002    Iowa Futures Symposium, (panelist), Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, September 25, 2002
2002    ReMix for the Future:  Tomorrow’s Architect, (panelist), ReMix, AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, September 26, 2002
1999    Nontraditional Careers, (speaker and panelist), AIA Iowa Convention, Des Moines, IA, October 1, 1999
1999    The Seamless Connection, (speaker and panelist), NCARB Region IV Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, March 26, 1999
1999    Challenge and Change:  Designing Architectural Education, ISU Department of Architecture Architectural Advisory Council panel discussion, Ames, IA, February 5, 1999
1998    Building Connections, with David Hoffman and others, AIA Grassroots, Washington, DC, February 6, 1998
1997    After the Summits, with Marvin Malecha, John Gaunt, and Shannon Criss, ACSA Administrator’s
Conference, Jackson, Mississippi, November 14, 1997
1996    Getting to Yes, with David Cronrath, AIA Nebraska Convention, Lincoln, Nebraska, September 20, 1996

REFEREED PRESENTATIONS
2001    Exurban Architectural Ideal:  The Primitive Hut and the Machine in the Garden, ACSA West Central Regional Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, September 29, 2001
2000    The Primitive Hut and the Machine in the Garden:  The Exurban in Award-Winning Architecture, ACSA Southwest Regional Conference, Texas Tech. University, Lubbock, Texas, September 29, 2000
1998    Contemporary Architecture Practice:  (d)Evolution of the Modern, ACSA Southeast Regional Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 10, 1998
1999    Examining the Contest Between the Hero Architect and the Market, ACSA West Regional Meeting, University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon, October 16, 1999, (Presented by another attendee in my absence.)
1998    Institutional Memory and Professional Renewal of the Late Twentieth-Century Architect, ACSA Southwest Regional Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 17, 1998
1998    Forgotten (d)Alliances:  A Half Century of Good Intentions, ACSA East Central Regional Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, October 23, 1998
1998    Bridging the Landscape Between Education and Practice, with Shannon Criss and Richard Green, AIA Convention, San Francisco, California, May 15, 1998

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

2007    President’s Letter:  Growing Beyond the How, Who and What, Annual Report of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, May 2007
2006    Collective Action for a Better World, AIArchitect, (Professional association’s weekly e-newsletter, distribution of 63,000), December 8, 2006
2006    Tis the Season:  Get Out and Vote, AIArchitect, November 3, 2006
2006    Getting a Life, AIArchitect, September 15, 2006
2006    Sustainability:  Where Design and Policy Intersect, AIArchitect, July 2006
2006    Enjoying the Sunshine, Foreword to Design for Aging Review 8th Edition, (Washington, DC:  American Institute of Architects, 2006), 6-7
2006    Foreword in Lee Waldrep, Becoming an Architect, (New York:  McGraw-Hill, 2006), XI
2006    Life in the World to Come, Intelligent Glass Solutions, June 2006, p. 10-11.
2006    Annual Report of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC May 2006
2006    A Helper of Civilization, AIArchitect, 4/2006.
2006    Go Green – With Government Help, Letter to the Editor, Washington Post, March 26, 2006
2006    Forgetting the Pledge to New Orleans, Letter to the Editor, Washington Post, February 7, 2006, Page A20
2006    Notes from the Most Successful Grassroots Ever, AIArchitect, 2/2006
2006    Profiles of Leadership at Home and Abroad, AIArchitect, 2/2006.
2006    21st Century Leadership:  Sharing (not Losing) Control, AIArchitect, 1/2006.
2006    Listening Before the Leap, AIArchitect, 1/2006
2005    Guest editorial:  The View from 30,000 feet, The Tribune, 11/27/2005, and The Grinell Herald, 11/02/2005
2005    Iowa Architects Can Help Build Stronger Communities, Des Moines Register, October 24, 2005
2004    NAAB Visiting Team Report:  School of Architecture, Rice University, principal author, February 2004
2003    American Institute of Architects Position Paper and Public Policies on Architecture Education, principal author, September 2003
2003    NAAB Visiting Team Report:  School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America, principal author, April 2003
2002     Directions Task Force Final Report, with Robert Broshar and others, (Des Moines, IA:  AIA Iowa, 2002), http://www.aiaiowa.org
2002    The Redesign of Studio Culture, Kate Schwennsen, Thomas Dutton, Aaron Koch, and Deanna Smith. (Washington, DC:  American Institute of Architecture Students, 2002), http://www.aiasnatl.org/resources/r_resources_studioculturepaper.pdf
2001    If the Glove Fits, Wear It, Iowa Architect 00:235 (2001), 24-25
2000    Crites’ Craft, Iowa Architect 00:234 (2000), 28-33
1998    Static:  Professional Practice and Professional Education, AIArchitect (February 1998), 18
1997    A Word from the President, Iowa Architect 97:220 (1997), 9
1997    Sustaining Dialogue, AIArchitect  (October 1997), 26
1997    A Call to Civic Engagement, with Elliott Pavlos, AIArchitect  (July 1997), 19
1997    Good Design is Good Business (Des Moines:  AIA Iowa, 1997)
1997    Letter to Educators, Iowa by Design (Des Moines:  Iowa Architectural Foundation, April, 1997), 1
1997    Mentor Column, Architectural Record 185:1 (1997), 30
1996    EPN to Survey Members on School Accreditation Issues, AIArchitect (July 1996), 15
1993    Opportunities for the Study of the Practice of Architecture within the Department of Architecture, Iowa State University, Unpublished position paper, (1993).
1992    Praxis and the Design Studio, Unpublished paper, with Gregory Palermo, for which the authors received full fellowships to the 1992 AIA/ACSA Practice/Design Summer Institute, June 1992

BLIND-PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
2005    Strategic Air and Space Museum, Faculty advisor for student team, authors Dan Nutini, Zane Muntz, Kris
Nelson, Jame Leach, Aaron Persen, Premnath Sundharam, selected for inclusion in Case Studies in the Study and Practice of Architecture, www.aia.org
2003    Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Office and Training Facility, Faculty advisor for student team, authors Julie Hartl, Jon Oosterhuis, Eric Requist, Rolando Selles, Michael Quaye, and Yu-Ngok Lo, selected for inclusion in Case Studies in the Study and Practice of Architecture, www.aia.org
2001    Exurban Architectural Ideal:  The Machine in the Garden and the Primitive Hut, Architecture:  Landscape:  Proceedings of the ACSA West Central Regional Meeting (University of Kansas and Kansas State University, 2001)
2000    The Primitive Hut and the Machine in the Garden:  The Exurban in Award-Winning Architecture, Architecture at a Distance:  Preserving, Sustaining, and Transforming Rural Life:  Proceedings of the ACSA Southwest Regional Meeting (Lubbock:  Texas Tech University)
1999    Examining the Contest Between the Hero Architect and the Market, Contesting Absences:  Exploring Unexamined Influences:  Proceedings of the ACSA West Regional Meeting (Eugene:  University of Oregon, 1999), 48-55
1999    New Practices:  Myth vs. Market, If New Practices are the Answer:  What are the Questions?:  Proceedings of the ACSA East Central Conference  (Oxford, Ohio:  Miami University, 1999:  Full-text manuscript completed; publication canceled)
1998    Contemporary Architecture Practice:  (d)Evolution of the Modern, Modern Architecture, An Incomplete Project:  Proceedings of the ACSA Southeast Regional Conference (Knoxville, TN:  University of Tennessee, 1998)
1998    Institutional Memory and Professional Renewal of the Late Twentieth-Century Architect, Searches in Architectural Reproduction:  Proceedings of the ACSA Southwest Regional Conference (College Station, TX:  Texas A&M University, 1998)
1998    Forgotten (d)Alliances:  A Half Century of Good Intentions, Forgotten Allies:  Proceedings of the ACSA East Central Regional Conference (Lexington, KY:  University of Kentucky, 1998) 1-8
1997    Changing Ethical Frameworks:  Building Professional Legitimacy, with Marcy Schulte and Cal Lewis, Unpublished paper for which the authors, received full fellowships to the 1997 AIA/ACSA Practice/Design Summer Institute, (July 1997)
1994    Design Practice Synthesis-Integrating Practice Issues into the Design Studio, Design/Practice Education:  Issues at the Intersection, Volume 2, (Washington DC:  American Institute of Architects, 1994), 27-37
1994    Evaluation of Efforts at Iowa State University, Design/Practice Education:  Issues at the Intersection, Volume 2, (Washington, DC:  American Institute of Architects, 1994), 208-211
1993    Post Attempt Evaluation Essay, Design/Practice Education:  Issues at the Intersection (Washington DC:  AIA Press, 1993)

Institutional Affiliations

INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP
2007-    Member, Education Commission, International Union of Architects
2007-    Member, Education Commission Thematic Reflexion Group on Environmental Awareness and Sustainable
Development, International Union of Architects
2007-    Member, Education Commission Thematic Reflexion group on Teaching Methods and Information
Technology, International Union of Architects
2006    Signatory, Accord on Professionalism in Architecture between the American Institute of Architects and the
Korean Institute of Architects
2006    Signatory, Memorandum of Understanding between the American Institute of Architects and the Architects
Regional Council of Asia
2006    Signatory, Accord on Professionalism in Architecture between the American Institute of Architects and the
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
2006    Signatory, Accord on Professionalism in Architecture between the American Institute of Architects and the
Colegio de Arquitectos de Costa Rica
2006    Delegate, Asia-Pacific-Economic Cooperative Architect Project, Mexico City
2006    Member, Monitoring Committee, Asia-Pacific-Economic Cooperative Project, (Member, 2005-2006)
2005    Signatory, Mutual Recognition Agreement between the American Institute of Architects, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the Architects Council of Europe
2005    Delegate, Triennial Congress and General Assembly, International Union of Architects, Istanbul, Turkey
2005    Delegate, Asia-Pacific-Economic Cooperative Architect Project, Tokyo

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP
2008    Co-Chair, AIA/AAF Collections Task Force
2008    Member and sub-committee chair, AIAS Studio Culture Condition Review Task Group
2007    Member, National AIA Photography Competition Jury, St. Louis, MO
2007    Co-Chair, Joint committee of the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors, (member, 2005-present).
2007    Co-Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, AIA, (2007 & 2005), (Member  2008- )
2007    Member, AIA150 Executive Committee, 2005-
2006-    Member, Executive Committee, AIA150
2006    President, American Institute of Architects, AIA
President of the 78,000-member professional organization of architects, during the organization’s 149th year.  Second female and second full-time educator to serve in this position

2006    Member, (appointed), ACSA Advisory Board for “Affordable Design:  Convening the Conversation”, an initiative supported by a grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation.
2005    President-elect, American Institute of Architects
2005    Delegate, Internship Conference, San Antonio, TX
2005    Member, (invited), Board of Directors, Public Architecture, (2003-2005)
2005    Member, (appointed), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB,
Procedures and Documents Committee, (Member 2002 & 2005)
2005    Member, AIA Blue Ribbon Panel Advisory Committee
2005    Chair, AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference
2004    Chair, (appointed), NAAB Visiting Team, Rice University
2004    Delegate, (invited), AIAS Studio Culture Summit, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2004    Chair, (appointed), AIA Scholarship Task Group, 2003-2004
2003    Chair, (appointed), AIA Board of Directors Education Committee
2003    Delegate, (appointed), National Architectural Accrediting Board Validation Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2003    Vice President, American Institute of Architects, AIA, (elected)
2003    Chair, (appointed), NAAB Visiting Team, The Catholic University
2003    Member, (appointed), Board of Regents, American Architectural Foundation, 2001-2003
2003    Member, (appointed), AIA Mentorship Task Force, 2001-2003
2002    Director, AIA, (elected), representing the Central States, IA, OK, KS, NE, and MO. 2000-2002
2002    Chair, (appointed), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB, Committee on Education
and Professional Development,  (Member, 2000).
2002    Member, (appointed), AIAS Studio Culture Task Force, 2001-2002
2002    Member, (appointed), Architectural Record Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee, 2000-2002
2001    Chair, (appointed), NCARB Certification Task Force.
2000    Member, (appointed), National Architectural Accreditation Board Visiting Team, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2000    Member, (appointed), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NAAB Validation Conference Task Force
2000    Member, (appointed), AIA Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee.
2000    Member, (appointed), AIA Redefinition of the Profession Task Group.
2000    Member, (appointed), National Architecture Accrediting Board, NAAB, Visiting Team, Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University
2000    Member, (appointed), NCARB Internship Implementation Task Force, 1999-2000
1998    Chair, (appointed), Advisory Group for Educators and Practitioners Net     Professional Interest Area, AIA
National, 1997-98,  (Member, 1995-98).
1997    Caucus Chair, (appointed), AIA National Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1997    Member, (appointed), NAAB Task Force to revise accreditation criteria.
1997    Member, (appointed), AIA Membership Task Force, 1997-98
1996    Member, (appointed), AIA Professional Interest Area Council, 1996-98
1995    Member, (appointed), NCARB Architectural Registration Examination Committee, Division I, “Construction Documents and Services”, 1995-97
1995    Grader, (appointed), NCARB Architectural Registration Examination, Division C, 1994-1995
1995    Member, (invited), Curriculum Design Task Force, AIA/ACSA, Professional Practice/Design Summer Institute, 1993-1995
1993    Moderator, (invited), Practice Session, ACSA Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP
2005    Facilitator, (invited), Diversity Workshop, Montana State University School of Architecture
2002    Director, AIA Central States Region Council, 1999-2002
1996    Member, NCARB Region IV Education Committee, 1996-2002

STATE LEADERSHIP  
2008    Chair, AIA Iowa Facilities Task Force
2007    Chair, AIA Iowa Annual Convention, “Now What?”, September 2007
2003    Member, (invited), AIA Iowa Directions Task Force, 2002-2003
2002    Member, Sixth Annual CANSTRUCTION Competition Jury, Des Moines, IA
2000    Chair, Iowa Architectural Foundation, (Vice-Chair, 1999; Member, 1998-2001).
1999    Vice-President, Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners, 1998-99
(Secretary, 1994-95; Member, 1993-2002; IDP liaison, 1994-2002)
Appointed to 3 consecutive terms by two different Governors
1997    President, AIA Iowa
(President-Elect, 1996; Second Vice-President, 1995; Secretary, 1993-94;
Executive Committee Member, 1993-98).
1997    Founding Member, Iowa Construction Industry Forum, 1996-97
1996    Co-Chair, Iowa AIA/APA/ASLA Spring Meeting, “Regionalism in Iowa”
1996    Co-Chair, AIA Iowa Convention Workshops    , 1996 & 1994
1994    Associate Editor, Iowa Architect magazine
1993    Intern Development Program Educator Coordinator, (appointed), 1993-2000
1992    Co-Chair, AIA Iowa Winter Meeting, “The Planning of Iowa:  Our Towns and Cities”

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
1994    Chair, Architectural Advisory Committee, City of Des Moines, 1993-94
(Vice-Chair, 1991-92; Member, 1991-99), Appointed to 3 consecutive terms by City Council.
1995    Member, Planning and Zoning Commission Gateway Task Force, City of Des Moines, (appointed by
Planning and Zoning Commission).
1992    Member, (appointed), Design Advisory Team, Des Moines Vision Plan, City of Des
Moines, 1991-92