Lenna Johnsen

Lenna Johnsen

Copenhagen, DK



My interest in architecture lies primarily in the reinterpretation, adaptation, and reuse of historic buildings and structures.



DIS- Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, DK, Architecture and Design Program Assistant

I support faculty by assisting, on average, 10 design electives and 5 studio courses and their weekly classroom operations while managing long-term projects such as assisting in curriculum development and maintaining department graphic standards. I teach tutorials, organize social events and exhibitions, coordinate and co-lead international study tours.

Jun 2015 - current

DIS- Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Minneapolis, MN, US, Student Worker

My responsibilities included data entry, packing pre-departure materials, handling transcript requests, packing and shipping catalogs to students and university partners, assembling application folders and scholarship applications, and other administrative duties as they were needed.

Sep 2014 - May 2015

American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN, US, Construction Planning and Input Intern

I assisted in archiving material from a recent building expansion. I also developed a tour of the new building that has been incorporated into an admission-charging event. Additionally, I volunteered in the historic mansion for 5 hours/week.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2013

University of Minnesota- Department of Theatre and Dance, Minneapolis, MN, US, Scene Shop Practicum Worker

I worked in the university scene shop, gaining experience in the construction of stage sets while learning workshop practices.

Jan 2012 - May 2012


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Bachelor of Design in Architecture, minor in Swedish, magna cum laude. 3.75 GPA. College of Design Dean’s List every semester. Coursework focused on Historic Preservation and Scandinavian studies. Studied abroad Spring 2014 with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhagen.

Aug 2011 - May 2015