Substance Architecture


Jessica Terrill AIA, LEED® AP

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Jessica Terrill is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BS Design/Architectural Studies, 2001; MArch 2003). During her graduate studies she served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate structures classes and design studios. She worked as an intern with Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunck Architecture in Des Moines prior to joining substance in 2007. Jessica brings significant experience with a variety of private and public sector building types including single and multi-family residences, corporate office buildings, higher education facilities and transportation projects. She collaborated on the design of the Multimodal Transportation Facility for the University of Northern Iowa as well as an award-winning 50,000 square foot Corporate Campus Expansion cafeteria project. She is a member of iaWia (Iowa Women in Architecture), served as the Editor of Iowa Architect magazine, and has taught an architecture studio at Iowa State University. As a complement to her architectural work, Jessica was involved in Project Spaces, an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation focused on placing engaging temporary art in highly visible public spaces. In 2015 Jessica was honored as being the first recipient of the Young Architects Award, presented by the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and in 2019 she was honored as a National Young Architects Award recipient, presented by the American Institute of Architects. This award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers

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