Julie Snow won the AIA Minnesota's Gold Medal, the highest award given to an individual member in recognition for her "lifetime of distinguished achievement and significant contributions to architecture."

Snow is the founding partner of Snow Kreilich Architects, which is based in the Art Deco Rand Tower in downtown Minneapolis. She's known for her distinct architectural designs for everything from Light Rail Transit stations in Minneapolis to the Port of Entry Station in Warroad, Mn. Her residential projects include glassy rural retreats, break-the-mold condominiums and apartment buildings and progressive energy-efficient houses.

 AIA Minnesota President Tom Hysell, AIA, and a member of the nominating jury, had this to say about her work:  “Her body of work has consistently exemplified the excellence in Minnesota design. Her graceful modernism—from elegant cantilevered spaces in oceanfront houses to the elegant rooflines of U.S. border stations—achieves simplicity that only comes from the highest rigor in design and attention to detail.”

Snow is a graduate from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She lived and worked abroad for several years and has worked for several firms, including HGA, and taught at the College of Architecture at the University of Minnesota.