Gladys Petersen

When Gladys graduated from Iowa State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture she didn’t know where she wanted to land. Ultimately, she chose to settle in Des Moines because of the city’s immense growth and its continuing potential for change.

She was drawn to the presence that Slingshot’s projects have in Des Moines, and has since been propelled forward by the excitement and momentum of its team. Gladys enjoys leading teams by getting to know each person, their skills, and their motivations. Her ability to communicate clearly and concisely is what helps her effectively follow her passion to integrate architecture with structural design.

Outside of the office, Gladys enjoys biking, boxing, and a good book about building better teams.