Duane Svoboda, AIA
With the firm since 1979
Duane was born and raised in Iowa. During his high school and college years, he worked construction and gained his understanding and appreciation for the fundamentals behind architectural design. During his years at Iowa State, he was a member of the Tau Sigma Delta National Honor Society for Architecture and Applied Arts and Phi Kappa Phi, National All University Honor Society. Following studies at the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University, he graduated in 1979 with his Bachelor of Architecture. He joined the firm shortly after graduation, making his the longest tenure in the firm. He obtained his Architect’s license in 1988. Duane’s roots in the community run deep with memberships with Cedar Falls Housing Advisory and Appeals Board, St. Patrick’s Church and the Architectural and Construction Drafting Advisory Committee at Hawkeye Community College.
Duane and his wife, Lynda, have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. His favorite past-times (when he is not at the drafting board) are fishing, softball and vacationing with family.
Orchard Hill Church: Family Life Center and Classroom Addition & Entry Lobby
Prairie Lakes Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
St. Patrick's Church: Narthex Addition
St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Oster Regent Theater
Evandale Community Response Center
New Hampton Fire Station
Lafarge Manufacturing Facility
Cresco Union Savings Bank-Addition
First Security State Bank
A project of Duane's that is "On The Boards" is Hertz Farm Management and a recently completed project is the award winning St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Waverly. Duane has taken the lead on many of our church projects, such as Prairie Lakes Church.