Rodney M. Lindsey
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP – President/Principal
Rod formed Lindsey Architecture in 2008 with the goal of doing work that would meet his own high standards of creative excellence, address the needs of his clients, and improve the communities in which they work and reside. Since that time, he has grown the company by taking on projects about which he is passionate, believing passion gives birth to inspired, innovative ideas. The creation of environments that enhance the quality of life is a tenet of Lindsey Architecture’s design philosophy.
Rod grew up in the Midwest. Following high school graduation, he worked in his family’s business until he decided to pursue a degree in architecture. While studying architecture, he started an internship in the corporate architecture department of Bass Pro Shops. This not only helped fund his education, he also gained valuable experience working on everything from new showrooms, Big Cedar Lodge (the company’s mountain retreat in the Ozarks), and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Walt Disney World.
With college degree in hand and fueled by his passion for architecture, Rod and his wife left the Midwest and relocated to North Carolina where he landed his first job with prominent Triad architect Mike Tye. Recognizing Rod’s innate talent, Mike mentored the young architect, giving him opportunities to take on a wide variety of assignments.
Rod was one of the first employees hired into a new firm formed by Mike in 1995. As the firm grew, Rod rose through the ranks to become Director of Architecture, serving as Architect of Record for numerous projects throughout the southeast in a range of industries, including pharmaceutical, tobacco, manufacturing and aviation.
Today, as president of Lindsey Architecture, he continues to seek new challenges and ways to impact the community he has come to love. A generalist by choice, he enjoys working with a variety of clients on a diverse array of projects. Each project receives his focused, personal attention and benefits from his experience in design services and ability to meet needs, schedules, and budgets. In his spare time, Rod spends time with his wife and two daughters at their favorite lake and is actively involved in his daughters’ extracurricular activities, horseback riding and soccer. He also works to impact the community by giving back however he can, both personally and professionally, by participating in local organizations and sponsoring various events through the company.
Rod received his Bachelor of Architecture from Drury University in Springfield, MO. He is a licensed and registered architect in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Virginia; a LEED Accredited Professional; and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has served on the AIA North Carolina Board of Directors, is currently on the AIA NC Board of Directors, and was the AIA NC Piedmont Chapter President in 2009 and 2010. He is a member of the North Carolina Airports Association and the Summit Rotary Club, where he serves on the Board of Directors.