I'm a designer by trade, but moonlight as a writer, planner and critic.
Beauty, detail and craftsmanship thrill me. I'm excited by our built environment and the sense of place that follows.
More than anything, I love learning.
I'm founder of
Come check it out and see how we can build a better Mankato and a better world. I have written for
The American Conservative,
If you're interested in my design work, you can see it on
If you want to get in touch, drop me a line at mjleyrer at gmail.
This photo was shot by my extremely talented friend
Designer. Writer. Placemaker.