Ask A Midwesterner: Julie Snow, Design Principal & CEO of Snow Kreilich Architects



Julie Snow founded Julie Snow Architects in 1995. Today, what has become Snow Kreilich Architects, is a nationally recognized and award winning architectural studio based practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In addition to touching every project at her firm, Julie has taught architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, the University of Southern California, and the University of Minnesota College of Design, where she received the Ralph Rapson Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Julie’s Projects range from chic lofts and modern offices to elegant museums and state-of-the-art stadiums.

We put the Minneapolis CEO through our 18-question ringer to see where her Midwest roots (and tastes) lie.


Favorite place in the Midwest?

Our cabin on the North Shore.


What temperature is considered warm enough for no coat?

Depends on context: Wind, duration, strength of sun.

No wind, very sunny day for a short time. 0 degrees


Favorite meal to cook?

Depends on what you mean by cooking, does a salad count? Pie?


What’s a hidden gem in your city?

The Museum of Russian Art


Local coffee shop of choice?

Moose and Sadie’s


Go-to pizza toppings?

Pizza Luce’s Shrimp Pesto – now no longer on their menu.


Soda or Pop?



Duck Duck Goose or Duck Duck Grey Duck?

Duck Duck Goose, absolutely.


Favorite condiment?

Truffle Aioli


Favorite local brewery?

Steel Toe Brewing


Can you name all the ingredients in puppy chow?



How many shovels do you own?

3 Dirt + 2 Snow


Favorite food on a stick?

Dove Bar?


Skiing or wakeboarding?



Signature drink order?

Red Wine

Marvel Bar‘s Oliveto Gin Martini


Mississippi River or Great Lakes?

Great Lakes!


Favorite Midwestern artist?

David Snow, photographer


Favorite building in the Midwest?

See question 1


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