Anna M. Lee, AIA

Principal Architect and Owner

I established Alder Architecture & Design in March 2015. I grew up on a ranch in the rural community of Potomac, Montana, and moved to Wasilla in 2007. I am the Principal Architect and Owner, licensed in Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. I earned a Master of Architecture at Montana State University, and completed the Northern Design course at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and am certified in LEED AP, AIA, and NCARB. I attend continuing education each year to earn required learning units and maintain my licenses. 

I have wanted to be an architect since I was 8 years old. Growing up on the ranch, I always drew designs for my dad’s various projects, from fencing to barns. Through high school, I excelled in drafting, math, science, and art, but architecture was always my passion. 

I didn’t know I wanted to own my own firm professionally. Due to various circumstances, I started Alder Architecture with a $500 computer and jumped in with both feet. A year later, I hired my first employee. Since then, we have grown into a firm with employees and a very creative staff.

Often, I am asked, “What kind of architecture do you specialize in?” Due to living in Alaska and the Matanuska Valley, projects in rural areas have made us become experts in various types of architecture and code challenges. Regardless of the scope of work, the size of the structure, or the budget, with every project, I intend to provide each client with a service and a product of unsurpassed quality. Whether it is a residence or a more extensive commercial project, they all deserve the same attention and care in design and construction as a service to our clients.

When I am not wearing my Architectural cap, I play pool competitively. I have traveled to Las Vegas several times to take part in the BCA Pool League World Championship.

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