Cherry Lietz Snelling
Born in Alta, Iowa
1994-1997 Master in Architecture at Southern California Institute of Architecture(SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, California
1987 Studied Architecture in Bath, England
1984-1988 Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
2015-2018 Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architect, Seattle, Washington
2006-Present Cherry Space_Architecture, Seattle, Washington
1998-2006 Boxwood, Seattle, Washington
1997-1998 SCI-Arc Vico Fellow, Assistant Professor, Vico Morcote, Switzerland
1997 Trevor Abamson Architects, Santa Monica, California
1997 Daly Genik, Santa Monica, California
1996 Arkiterv, Inc., Santa Monica, California
1996 Assistant to the Graduate Director at SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, California
1990-1994 WaterLeaf Architecture , Seattle, Washington
1989-1990 Michael Rendler/Glen Small AIA, Santa Monica, California
1988-1989 Accord Architecture, Mason City, Iowa
Cherry is the owner of Cherry Space_Architecture founded in 2006.
Interested in engineering and architecture initially, I found myself drawn to bigger environmental questions in design. Yes we can create almost anything but what is the cost? I attended SCI-Arc for my graduate degree and began an interactive investigation into design potentials for projects. My project types have changed over the years but the questions are evolving.
I am inspired by tectonics of Andy Goldworthy and James Turrell, the constructive genius of Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, the pragmatism of OMA , the decency of Samuel Mockbee and the relentless pursuit of what's next from Cecil Balmond.
I hope to keep learning and making until I am in my 90's.