Associate AIA

Associate Principal, Project Manager

Yolanda is a quality control expert, managing crucial parts of each design project. She loves to exceed a client’s expectations… and loves to push the limits of her own green thumb.

Q&A with Yolanda

How did you decide on your career path?

I wanted to be an architect as long as I can remember. My dad owned a construction company, and I would spend summers working with him and enjoyed being a part of the construction process. I loved to draw and create things.

What is your favorite part of the design process?

I enjoy the problem solving and creative aspects of designing buildings. Taking a client’s hopes, dreams and needs and turning them into a built space is amazing. I love exceeding what they could have imagined.

Where is your favorite place to visit in the Midwest?

North Dakota, where I grew up.

Contact Info

Des Moines Office
604 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

515  288  2000

fast facts

Family: My husband David and two children.

Pet: German Shepherd, Ayla.

Drink: Iced coffee.

Personality: Studious.

Hobby: Gardening.

Vacation: Cocoa Beach.

Hero: My Gramma.

Quote: “Form follows function”… Louis Sullivan.

Music: The Eagles. Journey.

Irrational Fear: Bats… and not irrational. 

Breakfast: Oatmeal with berries.

First Car: Satellite Sebring.

Project Highlights

Create with Yolanda