Scott Hatfield, chairman of SVPA Architects Inc. since 2005, will retire March 31 after 36 years with the firm. Hatfield joined SVPA Architects in 1981, was promoted to senior associate in 1986 and became president in 1993, a position held up to the time he was named chairman of the board. His work includes work includes some iconic buildings in Greater Des Moines, including Athene, ChildServe, Rain and Hail, Fred Maytag II Scout Center, Hy-Vee corporate, Regency West and Wells Fargo West Des Moines Campus and Home Mortgage. Awards include the 2004 Master Builders of Iowa Architect Excellence Award; the 2006 Business of the Year Award given by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce; the 2007 March of Dimes Foundation Industry Impact Award and The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute A. Arthur Davis Award for Business Leadership; and the 2010 Citizen of the Year Award given by the city of West Des Moines and the Chamber of Commerce. "Architecture is the art of identifying the needs and goals of our clients and manifesting them in the world of the senses and the soul," Hatfield said in a release.