"K-12 education is a rapidly changing industry. FRK has the proven experience and creative vision to design a school facility today that will meet the flexibility of facility use tomorrow. In addition to being visionary architects, they bring many team qualities to the planning table, such as strong school construction knowledge, good listening skills, flexibility, patience, strong organization, and leadership. FRK has played a key role at Norwalk in shaping the future of our school district."
Kate Baldwin
Business Manager
Norwalk Schools
"We seek out opportunities to work with frk architects + engineers because they truly understand teamwork and collaboration. They share our value of putting the clients' best interests first and are open to suggestions on how to provide the best value. As a General Contractor and Construction Manager, we feel confident in their integrity and know we will always be treated fairly. We have enjoyed partnering with them on several projects and look forward to many more."
David Dominguez CPC
Director of Project Management
Stahl Construction
"I have had the privilege of working with FRK on an almost continuous basis for over 20 years and probably have more right than anyone to state what a great group of individuals they have been to work with. They work very hard on behalf of all Owners to provide a high quality building that meets the needs of the Owners, instead of designing a building as a landmark for themselves. Without any hesitation, I would recommend FRK to any future building owner."
Don Foster, P.E.
Vice President
Farris Engineering
"The Clinton School District started our relationship with FRK over seven years ago and has completed multiple building projects with them. I have found FRK to be a very professional company. They do a wonderful job listening to all stakeholders of the District in regards to concerns and ideas."
Gregg Cornilsen
Director of Plant Services
Clinton Community School District
"After years of experience working alongside FRK as a consultant, I can say without a doubt that FRK is first class in all areas. FRK is professional, creative, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and they always provide high quality work that the entire team can be proud of. I have found that FRK's Architects pay meticulous attention to the details during construction and use their well thought out construction administration process to make sure that all facets of the project meet and exceed the owner's expectations."
David Bentz, P.E.
Vice President
Bishop Engineering Co., Inc.
"K-12 education is a rapidly changing industry. FRK has the proven experience and creative vision to design a school facility today that will meet the flexibility of facility use tomorrow. In addition to being visionary architects, they bring many team qualities to the planning table, such as strong school construction knowledge, good listening skills, flexibility, patience, strong organization, and leadership. FRK has played a key role at Norwalk in shaping the future of our school district."
Kate Baldwin
Business Manager
Norwalk Schools
"We seek out opportunities to work with frk architects + engineers because they truly understand teamwork and collaboration. They share our value of putting the clients' best interests first and are open to suggestions on how to provide the best value. As a General Contractor and Construction Manager, we feel confident in their integrity and know we will always be treated fairly. We have enjoyed partnering with them on several projects and look forward to many more."
David Dominguez CPC
Director of Project Management
Stahl Construction
"I have had the privilege of working with FRK on an almost continuous basis for over 20 years and probably have more right than anyone to state what a great group of individuals they have been to work with. They work very hard on behalf of all Owners to provide a high quality building that meets the needs of the Owners, instead of designing a building as a landmark for themselves. Without any hesitation, I would recommend FRK to any future building owner."
Don Foster, P.E.
Vice President
Farris Engineering
"The Clinton School District started our relationship with FRK over seven years ago and has completed multiple building projects with them. I have found FRK to be a very professional company. They do a wonderful job listening to all stakeholders of the District in regards to concerns and ideas."
Gregg Cornilsen
Director of Plant Services
Clinton Community School District
"After years of experience working alongside FRK as a consultant, I can say without a doubt that FRK is first class in all areas. FRK is professional, creative, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with, and they always provide high quality work that the entire team can be proud of. I have found that FRK's Architects pay meticulous attention to the details during construction and use their well thought out construction administration process to make sure that all facets of the project meet and exceed the owner's expectations."
David Bentz, P.E.
Vice President
Bishop Engineering Co., Inc.

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Waukee CSD Approves Design Development of New High School
Friday, March 30, 2018
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frk architects + engineers is pleased to announce Waukee CSD has approved design development plans for the district's second high school. Working closely with administrators, faculty and the community, we are now proceeding to the construction document phase of creating a learner-centered environment for 1,800 students. This project will create a future-ready campus that will also feature a City youth sports complex.

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Monday, February 19, 2018
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Welcome Aditi
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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frk is excited to have Aditi Vaidya interning with us for the spring semester.  Aditi is a senior at Waukee High School and is a participant in the “school- to- work” program.  While at frk she is getting exposure to the many aspects of our office as well as working on projects under the guidance of our architects.  Aditi plans to major in Architecture next fall, and the experience she is getting at frk will help her get a head start!  

IAF Volunteer of the Year
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Iowa Architectural Foundation recognizes Tina Rhodes, Associate AIA, LEED AP, as the foundation's volunteer of the year for 2017.  Tina has been involved with the foundation for more than a dozen years and contributed significantly to the outreach and educational programming of the organization.  Congratulations to Tina!

Grant Ragan Elementary featured in Design Cost Data magazine
Friday, July 7, 2017
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Design Cost Data magazine is featuring Waukee Comunity School District's Grant Ragan Elementary School in their July/August 2017 issue. Please click on the PDF link above to view the article.

Hannah - our newest member of the frk team!
Monday, June 5, 2017
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We are happy to announce Hannah Hillyard has joined the frk team as an intern architect.   Hannah recently graduated from Iowa State University’s architectural program and we are excited she is beginning her career at frk!    With her ability to contribute to both the design process and production of drawings, she will be a valuable member of the frk team.  Please join us in welcoming Hannah!     

CANstruction 2017 - We CAN Water the World
Friday, June 2, 2017
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frk architects + engineers had a great time participating in the 20th Anniversary of CANstruction.   This annual event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Iowa sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.   Working with the theme “Innovations to End Hunger”, we sculptured an old-fashioned farm pump which is pumping water out into a map of the world – of course it is made 100% out of canned food (approximately 2,200 cans).   frk was pleased to earn the award for “Best Use of Labels” and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who helped make this possible!

frk architects + engineers had a great time participating in the 20th Anniversary of CANstruction.   This annual event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Iowa sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.   Working with the theme “Innovations to End Hunger”, we sculptured an old-fashioned farm pump which is pumping water out into a map of the world – of course it is made 100% out of canned food (approximately 2,200 cans).   frk was pleased to earn the award for “Best Use of Labels” and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who helped make this possible!
                Alvine Engineering                           Morrissey Engineering
                Bishop Engineering                         Raker Rhodes Engineering
                Bluestone Engineering                   Snyder & Associates 
                Farris Engineering                            Stahl Construction
                HyVee – Urbandale                     frk architects + engineers had a great time participating in the 20th Anniversary of CANstruction.   This annual event is a fundraiser for the Food Bank of Iowa sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.   Working with the theme “Innovations to End Hunger”, we sculptured an old-fashioned farm pump which is pumping water out into a map of the world – of course it is made 100% out of canned food (approximately 2,200 cans).   frk was pleased to earn the award for “Best Use of Labels” and we’d like to say THANK YOU to all of our sponsors who helped make this possible!

                Alvine Engineering                           Morrissey Engineering

                Bishop Engineering                         Raker Rhodes Engineering

                Bluestone Engineering                   Snyder & Associates 

                Farris Engineering                           Stahl Construction

                HyVee – Urbandale                      

Welcome James
Monday, May 22, 2017
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frk is pleased to have James Lieven interning with us this summer!  James just completed his fourth year in architecture at Iowa State University and will be spending the next few months getting some hands on experience at frk.  His outgoing personality and willingness to help out wherever needed is appreciated by everyone in the office.  It’s great to have him on board!

Pella Christian Ground Breaking
Monday, May 15, 2017
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On May 1st the Pella Christian Grade School held a ceremonial ground breaking to mark the beginning of construction on their new school addition.   The addition, designed by frk, consists of 13 classrooms,  new cafeteria and serving area, gymnasium, and a new main entry with an administration center.  
 
Congratulations Pella Christian – we look forward to the day your students can start enjoying their new spaces!

On May 1st the Pella Christian Grade School held a ceremonial ground breaking to mark the beginning of construction on their new school addition.   The addition, designed by frk, consists of 13 classrooms,  new cafeteria and serving area, gymnasium, and a new main entry with an administration center.  

Congratulations Pella Christian – we look forward to the day your students can start enjoying their new spaces!