A Chat With...Shelly Strange

Shelly Strange Architectural Designer / Project Manager



We sat down with Shelly for a snapshot of what she does on a day to day basis, the why behind her passion for architecture, and a little bit of fun along the way.

Q: What does a typical day look like for you?

A: Every day has different challenges…it varies from drafting proposals, reviewing construction drawings, writing specifications, design meetings, site visits, all while coordinating engineers and staff members to complete our projects and making happy clients.

Q: What do you most like about your job?

A: I enjoy being able to create environments that are functional and exciting for the client to experience.

Q: What is your favorite project to date?

A: I worked on a nursing home renovation once and it stands out because when I went back for a grand opening, I could see how happy the new space made the residents.

Q: What is your favorite architectural style?

A: Mid-Century Modern.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like spending time with my fiancé, Nick, my 2 dogs and 2 cats, scuba diving, costume making, volunteering, camping, ceramics, snowboarding (when I can get to the snow, that is), DIY home projects, and furniture refinishing…I have a lot of hobbies!

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

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