Tell us what you love most about working at FEH Design … What I love the most about FEH Design is our team approach on projects and anything else that comes up. Everyone in the office gets engaged and we generate great design solutions and have a lot of fun doing it. We make it fun for our clients, especially during the design charrettes.
Tell us what made you decide on your career path … I decided I wanted to be an architect younger than most. When I was about 12 I helped my mother design a little cabin in the wooded acreage we owned in Minnesota. That was cool to design it and building it with my father and brothers as a kid. I was good at math and good at art and was very observant about the details and design of buildings as a kid. The architectural drawing classes my high school had really cemented the idea of being an architect. I got licensed pretty early in my career and at that point it hit me that I had achieved a fifteen year goal. It was time to really look into the future and set more long term goals with short term accomplishments planned along the way. We do the same thing for many of our clients, looking into the future, developing a process to get there and make their visions become achievable.
Tell us about your favorite hobby outside the office … Hobbies include fishing, deer hunting, camping, hiking, motorcycle riding and drawing. The outdoors stuff really came from my parents and from Boy Scouts as a young man with my three brothers and best friends. I have been a leader in Scouting for my two sons for almost twenty years and that has made it even more enjoyable. Trips to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, New Mexico for Philmont Scout High Adventure Base and the Bechtel Reserve Scout High Adventure Base in West Virginia have really been cap stone experiences with the Scouts. My daughter has become a real outdoors-woman too, especially fishing, it’s her true passion. She even has a state of Iowa fishing record. There is nothing like the feeling you get when a fish takes the lure, whether it is a blue gill or a Muskie, it’s a thrill for me.
From AIA Iowa
April 2021: Local architects and members of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) have been recognized for service to the community of Dubuque. They are participants in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program sponsored by AIA Iowa.
Kevin Eipperle, AIA, of FEH DESIGN in Dubuque, serves Board Member and Chair of Governance & Nominations Committee for the Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools. The Foundation for Dubuque Public Schools supports student achievement by promoting investment in the Dubuque Public Schools. FDPS is a non-profit organization committed to providing resources for all students of the District. Eipperle has been a member of The Foundation since 2007 and assists with recruiting and retaining members, managing policy and increasing resources.