Team

Walt Disney once said, ‘You can design and create, and build the most beautiful place in the world, but it takes people to make a dream a reality.’

I think we’ve got the most special A TEAM in the industry. I mean it. We truly care about everything we do.

You can see it, you can hear it, you can feel it, and our clients talk about it.. You can read reviews on our team by clicking here.


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ANDREA

PESCHEL SWAN, AIA

Experience

  • Registered Architect in Minnesota and New York since 2003
  • 19 Years Professional Experience
  • Extensive experience in Residential Design, as well as experience in Town Planning, Commercial, Office, Recreational and Civic Architecture.
  • Certificate Holder, NCARB
  • Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Member, Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America
  • AIA MPLS Chapter Board, past Director

Training

Andrea's passion for Architecture began at young age while having the opportunity to travel throughout Europe almost annually (while visiting family - her parents immigrated from Slovakia fleeing the Iron Curtain, and most of her family still resides throughout Europe).

After graduating from Visitation High School located in Mendota Heights, MN, Andrea earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame, including a year at the School of Architecture's Rome Studies Center. Andrea's classical training led her to New York City where she performed her internship and established licensure while devoting more than half-a-decade at the renowned firm of Cooper, Robertson & Partners. Andrea practiced at TEA2 Architects in Minneapolis for 6 years before launching Swan Architecture.


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CONSTANCE

CHEN, ASSOC. AIA

Experience

Constance is a native Minnesotan, and after graduating from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN, she went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame with dual degrees, a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature in 2011.

Her studies in Architecture included a year in the Rome Studies Center as well as research trips to Greece and Taiwan. Constance’s classical training lead her back to Rome to complete an architectural assistantship before returning to Minnesota to join Swan Architecture in 2012 where she is continuing the licensure process.

Constance is LEED Accredited Professional.
To learn more about what that means, click on the LEED logo.

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CARLOS

BRAVO, ASSOC. AIA

Experience

  • Bachelor of Architecture Degree
  • 23 Years of Professional Experience
  • 19 Years of Work in Residential Architecture
  • 7 Years as Revit Manager
  • 4 Years of work in Commercial Architecture

Training

Carlos earned his 5 yr. Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Michoacan in Morelia, Mexico. After graduating he worked for a residential design and build company, and then joined the team of one of the largest movie theater companies, Cinepolis, designing concession prototypes for movie complexes in Mexico and Ecuador.

After moving to United States in 2000, he dedicated 2 years working with Brown and Bills Architects in Dayton Ohio, then moved to Minnesota and worked with Aulik and Associates, a residential design and build company.

Carlos has acquired a diverse knowledge in residential design and construction systems by working in different global locations.


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Consultants

In addition to our core design team, Swan Architecture employs trusted professional consultants that have extensive experience in their specialized fields including, but not limited to, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Architectural Drafters, and Renders. The Swan Architecture team has spent years working closely with a large range of qualified consultants, cultivating strong relationships in order to provide the highest quality of service tailored to each individual project to ensure timely and optimal design.