Imagine the possibilities of a building and then multiply it ten times. Delivering beyond the expected is how 10Fold Architecture and Engineering approaches every project.

Leila Ammar

Licensed Architect – AIA, MBA, LEED AP BD+C

Leila fills many roles at 10Fold including architectural design, project management and business development. She has nearly a decade of experience in architecture and has been involved in many projects covering every phase of design from programming through construction.

Her specialties include sustainability, planning and construction administration. Leila enjoys working with people and being the primary point of contact between the client and the design team. As a project manager, Leila takes part in every phase of a project. Her approach is to fully explore the client’s needs and then show that she understands what they are looking to achieve.

Leila is very involved in the community, serving as vice-chair of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the City of Ames, Iowa, and graduating from Leadership Ames in 2018. She was named the Ivy College of Business MBA Student of the Year at Iowa State University in 2016.

She stays active in the architecture industry by working as a mentor for AIA Emerging Professionals. Leila is passionate about helping young architects complete the path to licensure and has tutored 40+ individuals for the ARE (Architectural Registration Exams).

Leila enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures with her husband Nick, and has visited 23 different countries.


Licensed Architect, State of Iowa


LEED AP BD+C, Accredited Professional
AIA, American Institute of Architects
NCARB, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards


Bachelor of Architecture, Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, 2012
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa

Master of Business Administration, 2016
Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa


Iowa State University Lagomarcino Hall, School of Education Addition and Renovation

Bethany Manor Expansion

Madrid High School – Science Addition

Ames Chamber of Commerce Remodel

Grand Junction Community Center

Ames CSD 24th Street Development – Administration Building

Boone DMACC – CET Addition

Iowa State University Research Park, Vermeer Applied Technology Hub

ISU Startup Factory

ISU – RCA Restroom Renovations

ISU – Parks Library Restroom Renovations

Iowa State University Ivy College of Business, Gerdin Business Building Expansion

Roland Story CSD – Window Replacement Project

Iowa Central Community College Greehey Family Student Success Center

Saydel CSD Cornell Elementary Addition

DMPS – Restroom Renovation Project