Henseler received a Master of Architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture (2013-15). While at Tulane, Henseler earned the Goldstein Travel Fellowship (2014), through which he studied tent city urbanism in the Pacific Northwest. His Master's Thesis This Will Kill That studied the history of media houses and the architectural design strategies for modern media and technology companies. Henseler participated in the design and construction phases of Tulane's award-winning URBANbuild 10 house (2014-15) in Central City, New Orleans LA and volunteered in construction phases of various projects for the public interest design-focused Tulane city Center (2013-15). Previously, Henseler graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies (2013), participating in the School of Architecture's renowned Study Abroad Program in Versailles.


Since joining THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS LLC in 2015, Henseler has served as Intern Architect and Project Designer+Manager. He has helped design and manage residential projects of various scales under the guidance of Mr. Thomas Shafer, AIA and Mr. Scott Crowe, AIA including; Glencoe Residence in Glencoe IL (in progress), Wilmette Residence in Wilmette IL (in progress), Iowa City Residence in Iowa City IL (unbuilt), Highland Park Bathroom Renovations in Highland Park IL (built), Tudor Suite in Highland Park IL (built), Woodland Retreat in Northbrook IL (unbuilt), Mid-Century Remodel at Gull Lake MI (built), and Peony Cucina in Highland Park IL (built).

Before joining THOMAS SHAFER ARCHITECTS LLC, Henseler served as an Intern Architect for Harding Partners in Chicago IL (2014) working on a renovation/addition for a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet School on the Northwest side of Chicago. Previously, Henseler developed and led the Architecture I course for Duke University's Talent Identification Program (2014).

Henseler is currently working toward his professional licensure through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

As a graduate student at Tulane University, Henseler curated the annual Graduate Student Colloquium (2014) and served as the Graduate Student Representative on the New Faculty Committee and as the Architectural representative for the Graduate and Professional Student Association. Henseler served as Teaching Assistant for courses at each level of the School of Architecture's History+Theory department. 


Peter serves as a mentor through the iMentor program, assisting students in Chicago high schools throughout college applications and preparation. Additionally he serves on the Auxiliary Board of the non-profit "Big Shoulders Fund," providing service and scholarship support to small parochial schools in Chicago's neediest neighbors.