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Des Moines, IA

Paul Arend


  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Paul Arend
  • Principal

"The owner is always correct. Our job is to clearly convey the potential impact of their decision down the line, through the entire life of a project."    

Paul joined DLR Group in 1977. He has practiced his entire professional career with the firm impacting the livelihood of thousands of people in Iowa and across the Midwest.         

An accomplished contract administrator, Paul represents the owner during the construction period to assure construction proceeds according to the design and specifications, and that the owner's best interests are served. These responsibilities include project construction schedule, project construction coordination, site observation, review of construction pay applications, monitoring change order requests, project close out, and review.      

"Paul is a bulldog in the field and a fantastic source of knowledge for young architects," DLR Group Associate Kate Thuesen.

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