About Us

Who we are:

Funktion Design Studio, LLC is a full service architectural firm established in 2016 through the collaboration of Melody Hamlin and Rick Schroeder with over 60 years of combined experience. Melody and Rick have successfully completed a vast array of space needs analysis, site selection, feasibility studies, master planning, design and construction projects throughout Wisconsin.

Funktion Design Studio, LLC commitment to exceeding our client’s needs is to provide services of expertise required for all levels of project required services, utilizing our collaboration of relationships with our team of professionals including interior designers, landscape architects, civil engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers and LEED Accredited professionals.

Melody Hamlin


Melody is a Project Manager at Funktion Design Studio. She has over 29 years of experience in project management, project design, and contract management. She also is a certified LEED Green Associate.

Melody specializes in applying building technology to contract documents utilizing two -dimensional (2D) and three- dimensional (3D) architectural computerized drafting programs. Melody’s expertise includes analyzing constructability of designed structures and technical support of building systems. In addition, Melody has a strong background in preparing opinion of cost for various architectural work including new construction, remodeling, and additions. Contract administration is one of Melody’s specializations. She has over 20 years of on -site construction observation and administration skills.

Rick Schroeder


Rick is a Registered Architect in Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois. He oversees all projects and is responsible for project management and design of architectural projects.

Rick has over 32 years of architecture experience in project design and project production of building projects. Rick supervises master planning, facility studies, programming, conceptual design, contract document production, and construction administration. He also acts as a client liaison.

In addition, Rick has experience in historic architecture, completing many restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse projects. He also has experience in Federal and State Historic Tax Credit projects and Historic Structure Reports.