Shane Larsen, AIA
Market: Senior Living
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I was born in Dumas, Texas; grew up in Hastings, Nebraska; went to high school in Birmingham, Alabama; moved to Ames, Iowa to attend Iowa State University. Once my wife and I were married we moved to Ankeny, Iowa and we now live in Johnston, Iowa. Whew, did you get all that? Who knows, by the time you read this, I might be located somewhere else. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a cartoonist. Telling stories through drawings appealed to me, but even though that dream never panned out, I am still telling stories in a different form. All designed objects, whether conceived by an architect, artist, graphic designer, industrial designer, or landscape architect, tell a story. Being a creative, driven, outside-the-box architect has helped me create relationships with clients that will last long after the projects are complete. I strongly believe that when people are more comfortable around each other, there is less resistance to share ideas, thoughts, or opinions about projects, family and life. These partnerships built on integrity and honesty enable everyone to work as a team, and if there are moments of lighthearted comedy… that’s a plus!