Rachelle Hallberg joined Progressive Architecture as a summer intern in 2016 and returned for the summer of 2017. She graduated from Chisago Lakes High School in 2016 and began studying at the University of Minnesota last fall, where she plans on graduating with a B.S. in Architecture with a minor in Spanish Studies. Interning at Progressive provides an opportunity to develop skills in Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Revit and AutoCAD learned in school, as well as an exciting perspective into the “real world” of architecture. Outside of school, Rachelle enjoys reading, catching up on Netflix, and exploring art museums.
Lana Larson joined Progressive Architecture in June 2017 as our Senior Interior Designer. She has spent the bulk of her career in the corporate sector working at a wide variety of large companies throughout the Twin Cities. Lana provides seasoned experience in Project Management, Space Planning, Strategic Design, Interior Construction and Remodeling projects and enjoys communicating with clients and contractors throughout the entire design process.
“It really is a challenge and team effort to create environments that a wide breadth of individuals use. Designing spaces where people work, live or visit is a privilege.
I’m so happy I took my favorite aunt’s advice when she pointed out that rearranging my room was my favorite thing to do…
Interior Design is a manifestation of my childhood hobby.”
For many years, Lana has leaned towards the technical side of the design process and execution, and at Progressive Architecture she hopes to re-ignite the creativity and tactile (softer) aspects design. She looks forward to changing things up on the types of spaces Progressive designs as well as transferring her extensive AutoCAD skills into efficient Revit use. Wearing many hats is something with which Lana is quite familiar, so she intends to maximize that ability at Progressive. Lana does not have much unscheduled time when managing a family of five but she knows these days with her kids are limited.
“I am learning to appreciate the school projects, homework days and our many journeys to practices/games/competitions for Hockey, Lacrosse, Football and Dance. I love cheering my kids on and seeing their eyes when they win a hard earned game or perfect a new skill they’ve been working on for long time. It truly makes it all worth the effort. When my weekends and evenings are not fully booked, I immensely enjoy shopping and/or a long run on a great trail with my music blasting away.”
Martina Foss Ashworth joined Progressive Architecture in June 2016 as a Project Architect. Martina graduated from Iowa State University in 2009 with her Master of Architecture degree, and is now a licensed architect. Martina comes to Progressive with a wide background working with architects, engineers, subcontractors, general contractors, and non-profit organizations, and is a whiz when it comes to BIM project design and management. She loves to engage the technical aspects of architecture and construction, as well as design for the big picture and work directly with clients. At Progressive, Martina hopes to lead projects from big design idea through punch list, and dig into every detail along the way. In her free time, Martina enjoys singing, swing dancing and cooking with her husband, music class with her toddler daughter, and family jaunts outdoors with her redbone coonhound.