Edward J Shannon, AIA is a Sole Practitioner Architect (SPA) in Des Moines, Iowa. His practice specializes in small projects consisting of light commercial, residential, and historic preservation. He prides himself in being an SPA and sees the solopreneur model as an asset, instead of a liability. Mr. Shannon was an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois where he taught Professional Practice and helped the program get NAAB accreditation. Mr. Shannon also established and administers the Sole Practitioner Architects professional Facebook page that currently has over 1,300 members.