Joe Jarzen

Joseph Jarzen has been named a client liaison for the community, lifestyle, and workplace studio of architecture and engineering firm Schmidt Associates. He will be based in the Indianapolis office.

With a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, Jarzen previously served as vice president of program strategy for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, where he oversaw community engagement, education, geographic information systems, and volunteers while developing metrics and long-term impact goals.

He sits on the City of Indianapolis’ Greenways Development Committee, is a member of Indiana Landmarks, and serves as the treasurer of the Franklin County Citizens for Historic Preservation. Additionally, he has authored two books about the National Road and has been featured in a PBS documentary.

Jarzen will be responsible for building connections within the community, enhancing relationships with key decision-makers, and developing revenue streams for the firm with the end goal of working with designers to improve the Midwest’s built environment.