Alex McEathron grew up in rural northwest Indiana, but at the age of ten a vacation to Wisconsin set the course for his life.
His family visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin, and it left such an impression on him that he was inspired to see design in a new way.
Studying the work of Joseph Campbell, the world’s foremost expert on mythology, revealed new concepts that further shaped his view of the role of design in architecture: Mindset, skillset, and action are all required for success — and architecture has a critical role in more than one of those aspects.
As an architect, Alex considers himself the client’s most important ally, creating the experience that will shape the mindset and spur the action of the building’s occupants in harmony with the client’s vision. A building’s design is essential to a business’s success, because it influences that mindset and spurs that action. In other words, successful architecture can transform an individual’s consciousness into a desired state of mind.
Armed with this knowledge, and having grown up with the influence of creative parents, his desire for good design was further fueled. Thanks to falling in love with his now-wife and long appreciating the beauty of Wisconsin, Alex was led to the Green Bay area and discovered a firm that put a priority on design at the same level he did.
Alex found Somerville to be filled with talent and amazing leadership, and with its expertise in multiple disciplines, it offers the full path for clients that is critical to him. Design matters.
Education & Affiliations
Associates Degree, Architectural Technology, Purdue University
Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Architecture, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Alex has been a part of the Somerville team since 2018