Joe Raper  AIA


Joe brings 40 years of experience in the design, bidding, and construction of highly complex projects, particularly governmental, public works, and public/private projects. With extensive expertise in all market sectors, he is also very well suited for unique projects.

A skilled architect, his ability to guide stakeholder consensus while diligently adhering to the client’s goals for scope, quality, and cost ensures the successful outcome of his projects. Joe’s technical knowledge, quality documentation, and vast project expertise are a great attribute to the firm. In recognition of Joe’s service as the Project Manager for the historic renovation of the Indiana State Capital Building, he was presented with a Sagamore of the Wabash, recognizing individuals for “their humanity in living, loyalty in friendship, wisdom in council, and inspiration in leadership”.

Joe joined CSO in 1997 and became a Principal in 2015. He is certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center Anti-Terrorism Program.


Ball State University
Bachelor of Architecture and B.S., Environmental Design