Our People


Mary E. Schmelzer
President and Lead Designer

Professional Objective
To enrich lives through personalized space. Committed to creating livable, enjoyable spaces for complete and unified environments, designed and built to last the tests of time. Special interests include historical design and design illustration.


Mary’s Vitae


BS: Interior Design; College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University.
Emphasis in marketing, textiles, art history, study abroad.
Graduated Magna cum laude.

President, Vivus Design. Project management, design and coordinator for residential construction, remodeling and interior design projects. Manage all aspects of projects from customer initiation, design, pricing, subcontracted services, bid management and construction administration. Skilled at a wide range of project work from small interior design projects to large residential new construction and remodeling/additions.

Interior Designer; Vivus Architecture + Design, LLC; Northfield, Minnesota.
Full-service interior designer for residential, light commercial and liturgical spaces.

Community Involvement
Leadership Team, Parish Pastoral Council, St. Dominic Church, Northfield, Minnesota
Board Member, Rice County Habitat for Humanity
Member, Joyful Noise Contemporary Choir, St. Dominic Church, Northfield, Minnesota

Personal Interests
Marketing, travel, biking, knitting and cooking.
Mother of four great children.