Shane is a dedicated and detail-oriented airport terminal planner with experience in terminal and airport master-planning at over 28 locations. He has been involved with all facets of airport-terminal planning from analysis to conceptual studies. He has assessed existing and future facility needs for a wide range of clients, from large international airports to mid-sized…

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Jens excels as a project architect and project manager across a broad spectrum of project types. A major focus of his work is on aviation, with a specialty in airport restroom design. Since 2010, Jens has been responsible for the development and implementation of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport restroom prototype and restroom replacement program…

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Stuart has extensive expertise directing complex aviation projects for the airport and airline industry. He has successfully managed all phases of the design process on a wide range of aviation projects, and his broad knowledge, aviation expertise, and exceptional customer focus make him well suited to address the diverse aspects of airport terminal design and…

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A project leader for both public and corporate clients, Ken is a strong advocate for both inventive and responsive design. His background and experience as an award-winning designer, his natural communication skills, and his technical acumen are all assets that help him to address the design, budget, and scheduling parameters of each project. In addition…

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Amber is a passionate sustainability advocate who brings fresh energy to design at Alliiance. She has been responsible for managing the LEED and B3 process for many of the firm’s projects, ensuring they meet the SB2030 Energy Standard and exceeding client goals and code standards. She excels at communication with client teams, bringing all participants…

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With a strong belief in design excellence, Ernesto has led design teams on a wide variety of projects nationwide, including higher education, workplace, residential, and cultural buildings. He practices a collaborative design approach, and has a passion for implementing design ideas. A native of Puerto Rico, Ernesto received a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from…

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Anna has dedicated much of her professional career to designing leading-edge research facilities for both corporate and academic institutions. Her passion for such work stems from her deep admiration for the researchers who dedicate their lives to advancing everything from pioneering cancer and heart-disease research to leading-edge robotics. Anna utilizes her strengths in comprehensive planning,…

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Born in Brasilia, Brazil, Marcelo inherited his native country’s love for contemporary design. At Alliiance he has provided design leadership on a variety of projects, where he has exercised his avid passion for materiality and detailing to the benefit of his clients. In addition, Marcelo promotes dialogue and collaboration among designers working in various practice…

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Eric leads Alliiance’s international aviation practice and serves as the firm’s president. His first aviation architecture project was close to home: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Since 1989, he has brought his design leadership to over 40 airports, from San Diego to Reunion Island. His passion is in enhancing passenger experience in every aspect and dimension.…

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Lauren brings strong project leadership, as well as terminal planning and restroom design expertise, to Alliiance’s aviation team. Her design focus is on improving the passenger experience through engaging interior environments, retail, wayfinding, and technology. Known for her effective communication skills and deep understanding of airport planning and design, Lauren is a trusted partner and…

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Ross is committed to achieving innovative and responsive designs that reflect a client’s vision for a project. He continually strives to understand and develop how the environment will best suit the client’s needs while maintaining a passion for creative, award winning design, and technical execution. Ross has applied his client-centric perspective to complex science and…

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April’s broad interior design expertise encompasses office, retail, and hospitality projects, with a specialty in passenger-oriented airport terminal design. As a key member of Alliiance’s aviation team, she has worked at over 30 airports around the globe. Several of her projects have garnered awards from industry organizations and publications. April brings a unique perspective to…

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The design of the workplace is changing. Understanding how an organization’s culture and human behavior influences employee engagement is how Rochelle approaches workplace design. She seeks to understand the drivers and strategy behind each client’s business. Rochelle is skilled at bringing teams together to create consensus by quickly gaining the trust of clients and colleagues.…

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Julie is a compelling communicator of design ideas—both graphically and verbally—and brings strong leadership to a variety of project types at Alliiance. From simple additions and remodels to large-scale planning projects, she approaches complex issues with a holistic, creative, and pragmatic perspective. She is adept at discerning what it takes to maximize functional improvements and…

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Jeff has extensive experience in leading planning and design efforts for Alliiance’s aviation practice at over 20 airports throughout the United States and Canada. His extensive work at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has focused on enhancing the passenger experience, including master planning, environmental assessments, concourse expansions, and numerous terminal renovations. Jeff shares his passion for…

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Since joining Alliiance in 2005, Dan has evolved into a firm leader in retail and food and beverage for national, local, and boutique clients. Specializing in small project development and delivery, Dan has managed and designed lifestyle projects for clients nationwide in higher education facilities, hospitals, airports, and malls, as well as prototype development. He…

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Before taking charge of Alliiance’s marketing operations, Gretchen earned a degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota and practiced as an architectural designer at our firm. She participated on teams for several airport projects and contributed to work done for Land O’ Lakes, University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, and Medtronic.…

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Ben brings strong airport and retail design leadership to the Alliiance aviation team. Through a holistic approach combining innovative eye-catching aesthetics with a solid technical understanding of terminal requirements, he creates engaging interior environments that enhance the passenger experience within buildings that fit their context. His project background encompasses both regional and international airport design,…

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Ashley provides design leadership and oversight for Alliiance’s aviation practice. He has served as the lead designer for many of our firm’s signature aviation projects, sending him everywhere from Arkansas to Alaska and various points in between. Ashley has a reputation for keen aesthetic creativity blended with a pragmatism and solid technical ability. His design…

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Tom has led many of Alliiance’s most high-profile projects, building rapport and trust with demanding clients and managing complex teams of specialized consultants. With experience in both design and construction, Tom understands the complex challenges of the building industry and is committed to keeping architects informed of vital advances and innovations in this rapidly changing…

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Mamie has served as lead designer on numerous life science, physical science, and interdisciplinary building projects for both public and corporate clients. A skillful practitioner of thoughtful planning and inspired design, she works closely with clients to articulate each project’s particular vision. Not incidentally, Mamie has maintained a lifelong interest in the principles of Montessori…

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Evan joined Alliiance in 2011 and quickly became known for his ability to effectively communicate designs through renderings expressing their natural context. He co-leads the visualization subgroup of our design direction committee and has significantly shaped the approach of our new environmental learning studio including how we work together. A graduate of the University of…

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Deb’s passion lies in bringing clients’ vision to life through inventive and durable interiors. Since joining Alliiance in 2000, she has led visioning, programming, workplace strategy, design, and furnishings selection for workplace and public-sector projects. Deb uses her knowledge and communication skills to develop and reinforce planning strategies and design solutions that work in a…

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As CFO at Alliiance, Cindy leads the firm’s financial and administrative operations, including all activities related to employee benefits, legal, banking, insurance, and support staff, and she has an uncommon acumen for what it takes to sustain and manage a successful architectural practice. She takes great pride in creating a tradition of client service that…

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Nina’s commitment to social responsibility has made her a leader in architectural education and shaped a career focused on public work. She has led projects from predesign through building design and construction, and an abiding interest in user and community impacts inform her work. Nina has considerable experience working with large and complex user groups,…

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Cliff has specialized in aviation and terminal planning since joining Alliiance in 1987. He has led a wide range of aviation projects at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and manages the firm’s Minneapolis airport office. He has served in community service roles for the City of Eden Prairie and the Twin Cities Airport Lions Club. Cliff…

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In a career that has encompassed practice, teaching, and community leadership, Tom has built a reputation for innovative solutions that reflect the unique aspirations of his clients while benefiting the community and enhancing the design landscape. Tom brings a holistic perspective to multifaceted project and searches for clear and smart solutions to design challenges. Since…

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Carey is committed to delivering exceptionally functional, forward-thinking designs for Alliiance clients. He understands how the design of a physical environment contributes to an organization’s evolution, serving as a catalyst to progress. He particularly enjoys working with idea-driven clients who view each project as an opportunity to elevate their organization’s goals, mission, and brand. The…

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Paul has focused his career on creating sustainable environments that reflect place and purpose. In close collaboration with project stakeholders, Paul has designed numerous visitor centers, nature centers, environmental education and interpretation centers, camps, and recreational facilities. His projects have drawn inspiration in creating connections between the natural and built environment. An alumnus of the…

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