Alex Stalboerger

Alex Stalboerger
Student Intern

Alex Stalboerger has been with Zerr Berg Architects since 2022 as an architectural intern. As an intern, Alex is involved with many different projects and approaches each one as a learning opportunity. He enjoys working with the staff at ZBA and ravishes in any opportunity he has to learn from his experienced peers. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Minnesota State University in Moorhead and is currently studying at North Dakota State University to receive a master’s degree in architecture.

Outside of work and school, Alex enjoys biking, camping, playing board games, watching films, and spending time with his daughter and their two Boston Terriers.

What made you want to intern here?

ZBA is kind of the complete package when it comes to a full-service firm. Their partnership with Gehrtz Construction Services and the addition of an interior design team allows them to offer employees a full, comprehensive view of the complete design and build process. I feel that I can really grow and hone my craft here and gain experience in areas that I otherwise might be missing out on.

What would be your dream project to work on?

I would love to work on a theater, museum, film studio, or art gallery someday. I love the arts and having the opportunity to support and uplift them through my chosen craft sounds very fulfilling.

What are the top 5 projects that you’ve worked on or admired? Why?

MAPS High School: Moorhead, MN – I haven’t worked on this project, but I graduated from Moorhead High School, so it’s been great to see the community embracing this project with eager and open arms. I’m excited to watch this school embrace many generations of students to come.

Island Park Pool: Fargo, ND – This is arguably one of the most iconic, historical hangouts in Fargo and I’m very excited to see the final product of the remodel. I haven’t had the pleasure of working on it but I love that the designs honor the past history of the pool and city while also pushing it forward into the future. It is going to be exciting to see this become a reality for Fargo!

Holy Cross Catholic Church: West Fargo, ND – This is a huge project, the first of its size and style that I’ve been able to work on. The structure and design honors true cathedral architectural elements. I’ve very much enjoyed carrying a more classical style into the design of the building.

What is your favorite Fargo/Moorhead building? Why?

I really like the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead. It’s a great adaptive reuse of a historic building and it supports local and regional artists. It was very tastefully done and is somewhat, at least in my opinion, a hidden gem in the FM community.