Julie Villa, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has been named Associate. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial, institutional, and residential design, Julie joined Ittner in 2017 to refocus her efforts on educational design. Since then, her skills in planning, programming, client management, and marketing have become assets to the firm.
Julie earned her bachelor's degree in Art History and English at Saint Louis University, and a dual master's in Architecture and Urban Design with an emphasis in Environmental Issues at Washington University in St. Louis. She is passionate about sustainable design and is very involved in the USGBC - Missouri Gateway Chapter. She has served as chair of the Higher Education and Emerging Professionals committee since 2018 and had previously served on the Education Committee and as a LEED Community Project volunteer.
In her spare time, Julie enjoys gardening, running, and cooking vegetarian food. She lives with her partner Scott and their 6-year-old son Milo. Their favorite family activities include camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors together.