Meet Alexis “Lexi” Schuur, a recent addition to our Architectural Design Team!


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

Lexi: My name is Alexis, but I go by Lexi. I recently graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of architecture, magna cum laude with honors, and a minor in urban studies (community and regional planning). My hobbies consist of working on classic cars, race cars, snowmobiling, etc. I also enjoy sewing, quilting, and crocheting.

Q: Why did you want to become an Architect?

Lexi: I have family friends who were architects and engineers. I’ve been close to the building trades my entire childhood. My high school CAD drafting teacher introduced me to the program at Iowa State my freshman year. That’s what I had my mind set on to do ever since I learned about this career.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the types of projects you work on?

Lexi: I enjoy the complexity that projects can present as well as the collaborative nature of working within a design team.

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone choosing the same career?

Lexi: When it comes to navigating a career path, having self-guided interests will help with guiding you to a college track and degree, but it will also come into play later with what projects you’ll go the extra mile for.

Q: Where is the last place you traveled and what did you find interesting about it?

Lexi: The last place I traveled to was with my studio class at Iowa State. We went to Rome, Italy, for one week. The difference in culture / values was really interesting. The locals there generally operated at a slower pace and prioritized longer breaks throughout the day. Also, the food was very good and interesting too.

Q: What is your favorite family recipe?

Lexi: My favorite family recipe is probably Aebleskivers (a Danish pancake). They’re basically a pancake ball, for which you need a special cast-iron pan. We typically dip them in syrup, jelly, cinnamon sugar, etc. Usually, they are served with bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, etc.