When Alex Schrader is confronted with a client’s needs, she loves to dive into the question at hand and complete the necessary research so she can bring forward a thoughtful and creative solution. The architectural graduate found the Kenyon-Wanamingo School District addition and renovations to be a rewarding project because officials had a vision for a modern, student-focused, and community-engaged rural school. Listening to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen takes her back to her past, listening to the band’s music on cassettes in her first vehicle, a 1989 Chevy Blazer. Alex would take “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson, “Hidden Figures” by Margo Lee Shetterly, and Jane Jacobs’ “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” with her to a desert island. She cares about creating a built environment that is focused on equity and environmental responsibility, one that serves the entire spectrum of a community today and into the future.