Superpower | Eagle Eye // Sander as an eye for details, always sensing when something is off.
Sander is a fifth generation Montanan whose great great uncle's legendary cattle drives from Texas to Montana instilled her with a sense of wonder and deep connection to her local roots. Despite this, she had never considered that Montana’s rural backdrop could be a place where architecture could thrive, but her professional mentors and educational experiences have shown her that this is not only possible, but also incredibly rewarding.
Sander's passion lies in community-based work that is both creative and technical, a convergence celebrated by 45 Architecture and represented by the Belgrade Library project. It’s a dream come true, she said, to work on a project that contributes to her local Montana community.
When she's not designing, Sander indulges in her love for cooking with an affinity for vegetable-forward dishes that feature flavors like ginger and sesame. She enjoys the inspiration cookbooks offer for their beautiful photography and organizational precision. Design Inspiration | Studio Gang, Dorte Mandrup, Rural Studio Current Read | MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, Palaces for People: How Social Infrastructure Can help Fight Inequality, Polarization and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg