Collin Palen

Collin relocated to Des Moines from Tucson, Arizona after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona in 2017. As he’s grown in his career, Collin has always appreciated true materials, and was drawn to the way Slingshot lets these materials truly shine for what they are in their projects.

He is passionate about reuse projects and eager to help out on new projects in any way that he can. Collin also enjoys the tight-knit nature of the Slingshot team and the community his co-workers have created.

When he’s not in the office, Collin enjoys getting outdoors. He spends his time with his dogs, fly fishing, and traveling when he’s able.

  • "Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness. - Frank Gehry