Jason Arnold

AIA, NCARB, CDT

Principal

Beginning as an intern in 2008, Jason became a temporary employee in February 2011, and within two weeks he was hired on a full-time, permanent basis. Originally from Iowa, Jason was drawn to Alaska by his love of the outdoors, mountains, and ocean. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University, with minors in Digital Media Design and Philosophy. Jason is currently the President of AIA Alaska Chapter and actively involved in several other organizations.


Prior to joining RIM, Jason served in the U.S. Army for ten years as an Army Resources Sergeant with several deployments to Iraq. His first big architectural project was Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in remote Utqiagvik (formerly Barrow) for which he helped a large team provide construction administration services and site inspection. 

Interests: “My very favorite activity is cross country skiing to a glacier. My favorite memory (and lesson learned) was a March ski to Skookum Glacier, I didn’t wear sunscreen and I totally got sunburned. I also really love hiking with my family, and with my little girl Elena.”

Licensed in: Alaska

Expertise: Military, Education, Healthcare, Remote Locations

Favorite Quote: “If you do what you need to do, when you need to do it, you can do what you want to do, when you want to do it.”