Bruce Yoder, AIA

Architect / Senior Associate

Bruce has worked on projects ranging from historic renovations to ground-up new construction and everything in between. A true Midwesterner, he has lived and traveled all over the region, making his home in Iowa, Oklahoma, Missouri, and now, Nebraska. He has always been inspired by the Great Plains’ constant — yet ever-changing — scenery.

Bruce received his master of architecture from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and completed a three-year internship and five-year employment at Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, working on universities, historic renovation, multi-family, retail, office, and medical clinic projects. Afterward, he worked at a general contractor/developer to help understand how the construction and development side of the business functions; a skillset that is becoming more critical in today’s industry. He then returned to the architecture community when he joined RDG Planning & Design, where he focused primarily on townhomes and senior care facilities.

He is married and has two daughters. He and his wife love exploring the outdoors and seeing the amazement of nature through their children’s perspective. Additionally, Bruce has been renovating and experimenting with materials and design at his 1950’s home in Bellevue. In his spare time, he designs and fabricates small furniture pieces and uses video game software to see how design can be rendered n platforms like VR and mobile devices.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Tie between the ridges and Valleys of the Colorado Rockies and the Oceanfront towns North of San Diego.

What inspires you?
Rural Vernacular Architecture. Especially when you travel off the interstate and take the highways throughout the Midwest, you can stumble on amazing landscapes and structures.

What project are you most proud of?
Papio NRD Service Center is one I am most proud of as it was my first project to work on every aspect from conception through construction.

Who is an architect that you admire?
Rocio Romero and her inspirational modern twist on prefabricated kit housing in the Midwest, long before it became a trend

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