Kahler Slater Studio

The Kahler Slater Studio is a collaborative graduate studio bringing together the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Operating in a new paradigm of architectural education, students will study in an immersive environment within Kahler Slater’s Chicago and Milwaukee offices, showcasing the richness of collaboration between academia and practice.

At Kahler Slater, we work in a collaborative hybrid model across our offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Richmond, and Chicago. We build our teams with the strongest design, technical, and management resources, led by subject matter experts. This studio will be based on our unique professional practice model.

The Kahler Slater Studio will be offered in the fall semester for 3 years: Fall 2022, Fall 2023, and Fall 2024.

Mo Zell, Interim Dean, UWM SARUP and Francisco Rodríguez-Suárez, FAIA, Director, Illinois School of Architecture with Kahler Slater team

Studio Director

Adjunct Professors

Trina Sandschafer, AIA, LEED AP

Executive Vice President, Design Principal

Dan Causier, Associate AIA

Associate, Project Designer

Amanda Golemba, Associate AIA

Associate, Project Specialist

Joel Koeppen

Associate, Project Designer

Wekeana Lassiter

Project Specialist