Rhet Fiskness AIA, NCARB

I don’t need caffeine to get excited about architecture.
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Teaching as an adjunct professor of architecture at North Dakota State University keeps me energized. Serving the community as a board member for non-profit housing developer, Beyond Shelter, Inc, and board member at Burning Hearts Church keeps me humbled. Competing for AIA Design Awards keeps me creative. As founder and principal of RHET Architecture, I am immersed in all things architecture.

Titles are boring, but the work of organizations like the AIA is not. I was honored to serve as the President of FM Architects from 2007 through 2011 and the Regional Director of the Young Architects Forum for the North Central States from 2012 through 2016. Career highlights include being honored as the AIA ND Intern of the Year in 2008 and serving as an AIA Delegate to Capitol Hill.

I am passionate about architecture and eagerly participate in design competitions, regularly complete Minnesota Design Team community visits, and provide pro-bono architectural services to University of the Nations; Calabar, Nigeria; Children’s Relief Orphanage in Dondo, Mozambique; and Fargo-Moorhead Churches United for the Homeless. My favorite project to date is the St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center Choir Loft, which won an AIA ND Design Award.

Prior to receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University, I studied Modern Nordic Architecture at the University of Oulu, Finland.