"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
"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.

Dave Briden, AIA

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Dave is a senior project architect and principal of the firm and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University in 1990 where he was awarded the AIA School Medal & Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Architecture.  His expertise and leadership have contributed to the successful completion of numerous projects throughout the state of Iowa. With more than 25 years of experience, he is committed to providing clients with the highest level of service throughout a project’s development and completion. Dave’s work has also received recognition in numerous local and national publications.  Outside of his profession, Dave is a member of the Des Moines Civic Center and the Des Moines Art Center and volunteers his time with community service projects whenever possible.