Jarrod joined OPN Architects as an architectural intern in the Des Moines office in March 2014. Jarrod offers a balanced skill set of design, sustainable practice, and technical ability. Prior to joining OPN, Jarrod was a LEED Specialist at the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. where he provided LEED consulting and technical assistance for project-specific inquiries and complex LEED questions. He also performed LEED certification reviews and was involved in the development of the new LEED v4 rating systems and requirements released in late 2013.
Q: What inspires your work?
A: I love pushing the boundaries and advancing concepts that may be new to our work in the region, from building and space design to sustainability and resilience.
Q: Do you have a mantra or saying that you remind yourself of during projects?
A: Know your limitations, and defy them.