Kirsten Kruse

Kirsten Kruse

Des Moines, IA, US



Associate AIA currently studying for LEED AP BD+C exam

Problem solving designer dedicated to creating great architecture
Successful in working independently or with a team
Effective written and verbal communicator
Great attention to detail
Willingness to learn

Computer Skills: Revit, Auto CAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch-up, Microsoft Office 2007, Laser cutter, Model building


OPN Architects, Intern Architect

May 2010 - current

AECOM / Ellerbe Becket, Student Intern Architect

May 2007 - Aug 2008


Iowa State University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010


Construction Specifications Institute Award, Honorable Mention

Awarded to fifth year students who have shown exemplary work in the comprehensive design studio. Winners are selected by juried competition of fifth year final projects.


Pella Design Award, 1st Place

Awarded to fourth year students who have demonstrated creativity, thoughtfullness, and intergrated approach, and who have shown a leadership role in the studio. Winners are selected by juried competition of fourht year final projects.