Therese Hanson

Therese Hanson

Milwaukee, WI, US




I’m Therese. I am a Milwaukee, WI based designer passionate about creating beautiful and relevant architecture. I love getting my hands dirty - I find inspiration in metal working, wood working, and sculpture.

I believe that the tools we choose to design with reveal a lot about us as designers and our design philosophies. I am passionate about learning and experiementing with new tools - both digital and analogue.

Raised on a small farm, I am a true mid-westerner at heart. Growing up in the country side has had a strong influence on my design sensibilities and my intrest in the landscape. When I’m not designing: I am learning how to cook, volunteering, playing the piano, and taking pictures of
any subject that will let me (typically the farm animals).


The Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, WI, US, Project Designer

Apr 2017 - current

Kahler Slater, Milwaukee, WI, US, Architectural Intern

Jul 2014 - Mar 2017

Flad Architects, Madison, WI, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2012 - Jun 2014

PDI World Group, Minneapolis, MN, Design Intern

Assisted in the conceptual design of projects including: city master planning, golf course development, hotel/condiminium, spa, and retail. Projects in: South Korea, Vietnam, Dubai, China, and Austraila.
Conceptual design of large scale foreign projects
3D rendering of design schemes
Design and creation of presentation materials
Assisted in the development of a new documentation and archival system for the firm.

Jan 2007 - Aug 2008


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Dec 2011

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2002 - Jun 2007

Areas of Specialization