About Amanda Golemba, Assoc. AIA
Amanda Golemba is Project Specialist at Kahler Slater where she serves as a designer and planner for Education, Sports, and Culture projects. Her professional practice specializes in Academic Health Science projects located on university and college campuses across North America.
In addition to her project work, Amanda is a core member of the firm’s 2030 Challenge team and coordinator of the student internship program. She also co-curated Kahler Slater’s 2022 Design Week, which focused on radical, practical, and local sustainability practices.
An alumnus the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Amanda is involved in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) as a design critic and adjunct studio professor. During her graduate studies at SARUP, Amanda managed the school’s community-focused design firm, Community Design Solutions.
Prior to architecture, Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Marquette University and practiced law as a paralegal at multiple Chicago-based firms, where she specialized in securities litigation and corporate law.
Amanda’s design work has been exhibited at multiple national design conferences. Her master’s thesis titled, KILLING IT: The Life and Death of Great American Cities proposed adaptive reuse alternatives to the mass demolition practices in Chicago through site-specific exhibition design and was published in the National Graduate Student Thesis Showcase. Amanda also contributed to the book Waste Matters: Adaptive Reuse for Productive Landscapes.
Amanda is a graduate professor for the Kahler Slater Studio at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.