About Keith Rollenhagen
In sharp contrast to many of today's mass-produced residential designs, each of Keith Rollenhagen's projects represents a unique collaboration with the homeowners to achieve an end result that is both beautiful in design and execution, and specially adapted to the needs of the people who will be living in the space every day.
One important aspect of Keith's work has been his restorations of older homes. Keith estimates that he worked to restore and remodel 16 or 17 homes in Sherman Hill in the 1980's. In addition, he was actively involved in Ames' effort to create a historic district to protect and preserve its older homes.
The design aesthetic of his non-historic restoration works tends to be much sleeker and more modern. The common thread among all of his designs is the emphasis on seeking the elegant solution. For remodeling projects, he focuses on a solution that fits with the rest of the home and at the same time enhances its character. For new home design, he carefully assesses the lot and surrounding structures to ensure that the home will maximize both views and privacy and feel comfortably nestled in its surroundings. In this way, each project becomes its own, unified, standalone work of art.
Keith Rollenhagen received his architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1972.