Kahler Slater Launches Chicago Presence with the Addition of Trina Sandschafer

January 14, 2020

Kahler Slater is thrilled to announce we are expanding our U.S. footprint to Chicago with the hire of architect Trina Sandschafer, AIA who will serve as Design Principal and Vice President. Trina brings extensive expertise in multi-family and single-family residential as well as hospitality projects. She will lead our Chicago office, while also adding exceptional design leadership on a firm level. She will help deliver on Kahler Slater’s mission to enrich life and achieve powerful results through design.

“Kahler Slater’s expansion with a physical presence in Chicago is an exciting way to embark on this new decade,” said Kahler Slater Executive Vice President, Glenn Roby. “Trina is an exceptional person who will help fuel our firm’s continued strategic growth by expanding our client base, partnerships, and design capabilities. She will also help us continue to attract highly talented individuals across all the markets we serve.”

Previously, Trina spent 13 years at the prestigious Chicago-based design firm Booth Hansen. While there, she served in many roles including Design Principal, master planner, key project leader for multi-family and single-family residential projects, talent acquisition leader and executive committee member. Trina played a key role on several Chicago-area high-profile projects including 61 East Banks Apartments, Chicago, IL and Kelmscott Park, Lake Forest, IL. Her input shaped notable projects including The Parker Fulton Market and The Hayden West Loop, among many others. She is well known for her work on private residences in Michigan, Indiana, Canada, and Chicago.

“It is with much enthusiasm that I join Kahler Slater, a forward-thinking firm with a rich legacy. By building upon shared philosophies of research, performance, and client driven design, we will create solutions that offer tangible, beautiful results. Kahler Slater’s architecture and design is rooted in enriching life. I look forward to sharing this passion in Chicago and beyond.” Trina Sandschafer

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kahler Slater has worked with several prominent Chicago-area clients including Synergy, Capital One, Mesirow Financial, Grant Thornton, Northwestern Medicine, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Bswift, and Astellas Pharma.

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