Michelle Sletten

Michelle Sletten

Madison, WI, US



I have my Master's in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I also have a bachelor's degree in Art from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I am a highly motivated and creative individual with a strong passion for architecture and design. I worked for a firm in Madison, WI while I was completing my degree during the summers for three years. I believe through architecture and thoughtful design of space you can affect how someone feels and sees their environment. I am excited to move forward and become part of the professional architectural community. I am currently working towards obtaining my architectural license and feel it is an important next step to take. Having a degree in Art, I feel gives me a slightly different approach to design and development of space. I also have a lot of experience with presentation layout, image creation, and three dimensional modeling. As well, I believe in the importance of hand sketching and feel it can be a beneficial way to express your ideas quickly.


HSR Associates, Inc., La Crosse, WI, US, Architectural Associate

Jan 2012 - current

Cogdell Spencer Erdman, Architectural Intern

May 2008 - Aug 2008

Cogdell Spencer Erdman, Architectural Intern

May 2007 - Jul 2007

Cogdell Spencer Erdman, Architectural Intern

Working with the design department to assist them during the schematic development stages of the building process. I made corrections to Autocad drawings, as well as, drew elevations, floor plans and other drawings that needed to be altered or created. I also assisted with rendering some images for presentation to the client. Worked and collaborated with architects wherever I was needed.

May 2006 - Aug 2006


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MArch, Architecture

Obtained my Master's in Architecture May 2011. I received a well rounded education, during which I learned how to draw details and put together construction documents. Also how to explore new materials and bring out their hidden potential to enhance architectural spaces through textural and materiality. Also learned about different building processes, especially the ins and outs of pre-cast concrete. As well, took a few classes in fabrication to understand exactly how our ideas would be produced, this helps the design process by knowing the limits and capabilities of the materials.

Jul 2007 - May 2011

University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Bachelors, Art

Focused my studies on printmaking and sculpture.

Sep 2003 - May 2007

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