We’re fortunate to have an extraordinary group of architects and designers here at SPACE. No matter their role — Revit whizzes, project managers, interior and graphic designers — each person is dedicated to St. Louis and understanding the public policy that shapes our built environment. We’re committed to the region and advocating for a better St. Louis through architecture and design whenever and however we can.
In our ongoing effort to distinguish SPACE as an innovator in design and policy, we are pleased to announce that Alex Ihnen is joining our team as the Director of Business Development. In this new role, he will make strategic connections to identify and cultivate new opportunities for SPACE’s comprehensive design services. Just as importantly, he will work to expand the firm’s collective civic understanding and advocacy. As the founder of nextSTL.com, Alex has earned a reputation as a trusted progressive voice for urbanism, and he will use his robust knowledge of the urban landscape, politics and architecture to position SPACE as a thought leader in the St. Louis community.
Alex’s professional background is in fundraising, having spent six years at Washington University in St. Louis, and the past two as Director of Development at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. Born and raised in North Manchester, Indiana, Alex attended Indiana University and earned both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s in public affairs. He has also studied at the University of South Australia in Adelaide and the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Alex lives in University City with his wife, Katie, and their three children, Lucy, Oscar, and Harriet.