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Omaha, NE

Vanessa Schutte



  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Vanessa Schutte
  • Principal

"I am the daughter of two teachers. When I am working on a school, I feel like I am working for a greater good. I am helping to create active and engaging learning environments for students. I guess it is my way of giving to the future."    

Vanessa received a bachelor of design from the University of Nebraska, a certificate in historic preservation, and a master in architecture from the University of Maryland College Park before joining DLR Group in 2005.      

She is a K-12 designer who focuses her energy and passions on the design intent of what her clients want and need. Vanessa takes the clients' goals and directions and composes them into a unified concept.      

"I view integrated design as the synergy between all stakeholders: owner, architect, and engineers during all phases of design."    

As a designer, Vanessa excels in working with clients to draw out their dreams and desires during the charrette process and interpreting those contents into a clear design theme. Some of her K-12 designs include work for Creighton Preparatory High School in Omaha, and the Bennington, Blair, Elkhorn, Millard, and Westside school districts.