Adam Aalgaard

Adam Aalgaard

Des Moines, IA, US



I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Iowa State University Architecture Program.  Both during my education at Iowa State University and after I have been exploring my passion for redesigning and building custom motorcycles, for myself and as commissioned work.  These motorcycle projects, along with my studio work and previous employment have provided me with a diverse set of skills.  I am looking to begin my professional career, and bring with me an eye for detail, an understanding of the way things are made, and a strong aptitude for teamwork and collaboration.  I am ready to put my skills to use and learn from a team of talented designers.



Larson Electric, Forest City, IA, US, Electrical Apprentice

Installed electrical conduit and associated hardware, pulled wires, connected lighting fixtures, outlets, and switches. Ensured that projects conformed with applicable electrical codes.

May 2010 - Aug 2011

Ag Advantage Systems INC, Thompson, IA, US, Crew Member

Worked installing and reparing grain handling equipment for commercial and private farming operations. Designed and fabricated custom mounting hardware to install prefabricated
and custom built components, repaired damaged grain handling equipment, ensuring reliability of systems.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2008


Iowa State University, Ames, BArch, Architecture

Minor in Critical Studies in Design
GPA: 3.77
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
2nd Ranked graduating senior

May 2007 - May 2012