Lauren E. Kolek

Professional Association(s)

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP)


​​Master of Architecture
​​University of Illinois – Chicago

​Bachelor of Art – Art History
​Columbia College Chicago



Personal Statement

Compared to most architects, my path toward architecture was somewhat non-traditional. I have always been interested and involved in the arts and my academic career wound its way through fashion design and art history until eventually arriving at architecture. Now in my professional career, it’s clear that architecture is the perfect synthesis of all of my interests organized into real-world application.