Michael von Tiesenhausen

Michael von Tiesenhausen

Winnipeg, MB, CA


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The way which we perceive space, and behave within it is a key factor in identifying and describing a civilization. My study and practice of architecture addresses a diverse variety of practical and theoretical elements which contribute to a complex and delicate understanding of place. My understanding is developed by a critical eye, endless evaluation, and continuous monitoring of our environments. It is my hope that my work done in the field of architecture be integrated more in the common sense of our culture, resulting in more creative, interesting, sustainable and socially responsible places.

I have worked as an architect, designer and builder both independantly and for various firms. I prefer to be involved in one-off projects requiring high levels of detail, sensitivity, and innovation. My last few years of experience have taught me that an enriched quality of life is the highest priority,  therefore I seek projects which stimulate my inquisitive mind and address the ethics of conventional place-making.



SPI Nordic, Malmö, SE, 3D Designer

The design department at SPI Nordic is tasked with designing, visualizing and marketing a wide range of indoor play products. As part of this team, I worked with AutoCAD, 3DS Max / Vray and the Adobe Suite to provide technical and graphical expertise throughout this process.

Nov 2009 - Aug 2010

MANDAWORKS AB, Malmö, SE, Architect / Web Developer

I have collaborated with Martin Arfalk of MANDAWORKS landscape architecture to complete a city square design proposal in Klagshamn, Malmö, a competition entry for a cemetery in Stockholm (Jarvä Common), and have built and maintain the company’s web site,

Oct 2009 - Aug 2010

DKD Perspektiv, Helsingborg, SE, 3D Artist

DKD Perspektiv is a rendering office located in Helsingborg, Sweden. I worked on 3D models and architectural renderings for various architects in Sweden. I learnt and used extensive skills in AutoCAD, 3DS Max and principles of graphic design.

Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Salkeld Design Build, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Project Manager / Designer

Salkeld Design Build consults and manages residential design build projects within Manitoba. As a contractor, I designed, managed and constructed the extensive renovation of a cottage on lake Manitoba.

Oct 2007 - Jul 2008


Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SE, MArch, Masters Architecture

Sep 2010 - Jun 2012

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, CA, Bachelors, Environmental Design

Sep 2002 - Jun 2007

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