Architect Ashley Martel had no previous connections to the Brainerd Lakes Area when she relocated here after receiving her master’s degree in architecture from NDSU in 2012—but that didn’t stop this energetic professional from joining Widseth Smith Nolting’s Baxter architectural team as an intern. Over the years, she has developed as a professional and is now a registered architect, leading and contributing to several highly visible regional projects such as The National Loon Center, Crosslake Community School, ISD 181, Timberlake Hotel, and Essentia Health Sports Center. She is the creative force behind many of the visuals and animations that clients and the public view to get a clearer vision of a project’s possibilities. According to Martel, she is “so appreciative to WSN for allowing me to develop my strengths and to the amazing people that have made me grateful to call BLA home!”
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