Joe Copley, AIA
Business Development, Des Moines

Joe graduated from Iowa State University with his bachelor of architecture degree in 2013.  After college he worked as an intern architect at CMBA Architects where he was on the design team for the Wellmark YMCA in downtown Des Moines, along with several other commercial and residential projects.

In 2016 he finished the Architectural Registration Exams and earned his license.  He then worked for OPN Architects as a licensed architect gaining experience on multiuse projects in the Iowa River Landing, university projects such as Biosciences ATRB at Iowa State, as well as several MidAmerican Energy Service Center projects around Iowa.

In 2018 Joe joined the Ahmann Companies in their Des Moines office to use his architectural experience for both Ahmann Design and Fusion Architects.  Joe has actively been involved with both residential and commercial projects in initial designs and hopes to continue the growth of the Ahmann team in Des Moines.

Joe stays active in the Iowa architectural community through organizations such as The Central Iowa Architects Section.  He has served on the AIA Iowa Convention Committee for several years and was the Co-Chair for 2017’s event.  He is also a mentor to high school kids through the ACE Mentor Program.

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