Design 515 is a design firm that focuses on providing sustainable solutions for high-end residential and commercial design projects.
Cynthia O’Brien, is an Associate with the American Institute of Architects and is a LEED Accredited Professional who founded Design 515 in 2014. Cynthia's focus is to raise the awareness of green building and sustainable design in the residential market. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Iowa State University, and a B.F.A. from Drake University in Architectural Interior Design with a Business Marketing Minor and an emphasis in Art History.
Cynthia is active in the community and has served on boards, such as the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, the Des Moines Public Library Foundation, Center on Sustainable Communities, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America and The O'Brien-Fitzpatrick Foundation.