Substance Architecture


Jeff Wagner AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Registered Architect
515 699 1656

After working as an architect for 20 years, Jeff Wagner sees architecture as a means to effortlessly fulfill a purpose. Good architecture is distinguished from ordinary architecture by its ability to transcend the mundane. For Jeff, it is the intangible elements that elevate a project from simply fulfilling a purpose to having aesthetics for the eye and a meaningful experience for the mind and body. Jeff’s goal as an architect is to understand each initial problem and figure out a way to effectively and beautifully create a design that solves the problem. Intrigued and motivated by the history of buildings, he begins each project by investigating the context in which an existing building or neighborhood came to be. For Jeff, revealing the history of a place or building is the challenge and goal of new designs, allowing him to create designs that truly transcend the mundane.

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