Scott Allen

Scott joined OPN Architects in 2013 as an architect and project manager. Specializing in historic restoration, he has worked on notable projects including the Iowa State Capitol, Terrace Hill, The Iowa Governor’s Mansion, The World Food Prize, Spaulding Center for Transportation, and Morrill Hall at Iowa State University. Scott is active in the historic preservation community, serving as chairman and historic architect for the City of Des Moines’ Urban Design Review Board, on the Landmark Review Board for Des Moines, and as a volunteer for the Historic Site Preservation Grant Program.

Q: What’s your favorite landmark and why?

A: Cathedral Florence, Italy.  Studying and then seeing the scale of this building in person while in school started me on a path for travel, to experience a sense of place.

 Q: What do you like about your industry?

A: Historic Preservation