Alisha L. Simones, Assoc. AIA


Alisha graduated from North Dakota State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture.  Soon after graduating, she packed up and moved to the Twin Cities where she joined Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates.


Why architecture?

I think our 3 fields have this in common – We’re hired to solve a problem. There’s no better feeling in the world than to see something take shape, and to see & hear how that impacts your client for the better.  

Your travel bucket list includes…

Lots of places in the US that I have yet to see – Bourbon Street, the Twin Tower Memorial, Grand Canyon, Seattle Space Needle, etc. And then more of Europe – Norway, Germany, Italy (again, please), Spain.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten?

Pick the most successful person you know, study them, and do what they do!

When I’m not at work I like to …



InterKOM Articles

Becoming an Architect

July 2016 – School is out for the summer and with the longer days and warmer weather comes the memories of those good old days when class was no longer in session and time was spent soaking in the short-lived Minnesota season with late nights, bonfires, cabins, and bare feet. Of course we all miss those carefree days every once in a while but I am fortunate to have found a profession that makes work enjoyable (in every season) and makes education something to be desired rather than dreaded.

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A More Balanced Look at Retail Design

Renowned architect Richard Rogers, known for his modernist and functionalist designs, has cynically said that the primary aesthetic principle of our times is “form follows profit.” And, sadly, in many cases this is true. Designing spaces for commercial and retail clients has too often become only about boosting sales and moving product. More »

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