What is your name? Jordan Byers
How long have you worked at Iconica? 3.5 years
What is your position at Iconica?
I am on the architectural team. My job is like building with Legos, except I use a 3D based computer program and pay close attention to the space and layout of each building and room.
How did you get into the construction field?
I’ve always had an interest or “knack” for design and woodworking, and eventually felt that it was a good fit.
What does a typical day look like for you?
We work hard and play hard. We make sure we get our work done and leave some time for jokes and laughter. Often, I’m working in 3D programs on a variety of projects.
What would you do if you weren’t in the construction industry?
I would love to work for the DNR or be a Park Ranger.
Do you have a design idol?
I don’t have one in particular, but I love to watch shows where they buy and flip houses.
Dream vacation? Skiing in the Swiss Alps.
What are some of your favorite projects you have worked on?
La Crosse Pool Project – a historic building with a strong community connection. We worked on many challenges to uphold its integrity and reputation. It’s going to be an amazing place for the community to play and learn to swim.
ACS Flood Repair Project – it was one of the many flood projects from last year. It required many hands on-deck all at once. Everyone had to work together to resolve the issues promptly.
What is your dream project?
I would love to design a brewery with a strong emphasis on outdoor space.
If you were able to meet one celebrity today, who would you meet?
You are at the beginning of your career, where would you like to see yourself go from here?
I want to work my way up to be a registered architect. I am also interested in business development.
Brown sugar. I prefer to eat Pop-Tarts hot but will eat them cold from time to time.
I always enjoy a good piece of rhubarb crisp without the ice cream.
What is most exciting about working at Iconica?
There is never a dull moment. There are so many personalities coming from numerous different backgrounds, which keeps the day entertaining.