Sloan started her studies at Erie Community College (a 2-year school), followed by SUNY New Paltz where she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Subsequently, Sloan shifted gears and attended the Architecture Association School in London, England where she received a Master of Arts in Housing and Urbanism. An eternal student, Sloan continued her studies to achieve her Master of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. After graduating, Sloan went to work for a developer, which proved to be the foundation of her interest and propensity toward construction and details. Sloan has always enjoyed conceiving of and building things; in 2015 she took her interests and founded a new course teaching elementary students in designing and making. Additionally, she has been involved in the Chicago Maker community for over 5 years as a member of Pumping Station One. Sloan’s involvement in the Maker Community has given her unique insights and expertise to design Maker Spaces in both educational and Healthcare facilities.
Sloan’s 20-year architectural career has given her the opportunity to work on many diverse projects. Her sense of detail has aided her in projects such as luxury custom condominiums, multi-family residential, hospitality and hotel, financial institutions, higher education, healthcare, and many research and clinical laboratories. Though her projects have been diverse, she has consistently been detail-oriented and client service driven.
If I were not an architect, I would be: a Toy Designer/Entrepreneur/Graphic Novelist
My proudest achievement: Giving a 20 minute speech I wrote in Finnish at the National Rotary Conference in Finland
One person – living or not – that I would like to meet: Confucius
3 words that describe what I think makes a great designer: Creative, Mindful, Attentive