Meet our Speakers: Paul Mankins


The Iowa Women in Architecture Annual Meeting is on Tuesday, September 8th. Learn more about one of our speakers, Paul Mankins, FAIA!  


Paul Mankins, FAIA

Paul Mankins is widely regarded as one of the leading design practitioners in the Midwest. During the last three decades, he has directed the design of significant corporate, residential, civic and higher education facilities recognized with over 40 design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). These projects include the Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump Station along the Des Moines River, the renovation of the Oreon E. Scott Chapel at Drake University, and Des Moines’ New Central Library. In addition, he has taught architectural design at Iowa State University (ISU) since 1998, and is a frequent academic and professional design awards juror nationwide. In recognition of his contributions to the profession, Paul received the Design Achievement Award from ISU in 1998, the Young Architects Award from the AIA in 2003, and in 2004 he was elected to the AIA’s College of Fellows. In 2011, Paul was named a Richard Upjohn Fellow of the AIA for his efforts leading the Institute, and in 2013 he received AIA Iowa’s Medal of Honor – the highest honor the chapter can bestow. As a complement to his architectural work, Paul serves as Chair of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and is a member of the Board of Regents for the American Architectural Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Annual Meeting on September 8th from 5:15 – 7:30 PM, there are limited seats available! Sign up through the following link: