director of architecture | architect

Beth Halstenson


Beth leads award-winning residential and commercial design projects. Beth joined Shelter in 2013 after earning her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. She’s an expert at understanding the details and functionality of a space. From a project’s first stages, she works to incorporate resilient and sustainable design strategies, making Shelter buildings more efficient and better for the environment. Beth also helps advance our studio’s software expertise and graphic excellence. Her leadership in technology brings efficiency and innovation to the studio.

When not designing buildings, Beth channels her artistic passions through other creative outlets including jewelry making, metal smithing, pottery, baking, stain glass, watercolor, crochet, knitting, and glass blowing. At her core, Beth is a maker of beautiful things both in the Shelter studio and outside.

Projects of Note