Jason Arnold Promoted to Associate
May 12, 2017
Over the last nine years, Jason’s talents and enthusiasm have been leveraged across a range of project types. He has contributed significantly to the RIM Alaska office, and has been working collaboratively with design staff across all our office locations. His willingness and ability to lead on multiple projects, while taking great care of our clients, sets a professional example. He has also proven to have a knack for business development, and has a key role in securing new clients, as well as successful proposals for opportunities in Anchorage.
Jason has taken on key leadership roles in the professional community through involvement with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—serving as the Alaska State IDP Coordinator since 2011. In addition, he is our liaison for the annual summer-long Bike Anchorage event, where we have hosted a treat station for the past few years. He has coordinated our quarterly staff meetings, helping all of RIM Alaska appreciate and celebrate our collective works. He also coordinates the RIM trash cleanup for our adopted stretch on 9th Avenue, has been active with Habitat for Humanity, and is a regular volunteer at Bean’s Café. And in March of 2017, after months of intense studying, Jason successfully passed the A.R.E. and earned his architectural license in Alaska.
As an Associate, Jason looks forward to taking on more responsibility through our projects and embracing a new level of firm leadership. He is currently working as the Project Designer/Architect on a new F35 Weather Shelter for the bed-down project at Eielson AFB, Alaska.
Jason received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University. Prior to joining RIM, he served in the US Army for ten years, as an Army Resources Sergeant with several deployments to Iraq, providing him with a depth of understanding of the administrative, logistical and organizational needs required for large entities to perform successfully. This strength aids greatly in his project coordination for RIM’s clients, most recently the US Army Corps of Engineers where he has had key leadership roles for projects on Ft. Wainwright, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Ft. Greely, and Eielson.