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Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago


Kasia Pilat

Co-founder / Board Director

Kasia is a Board Director of Human Scale where she plays a major role in the design and research process for design build projects.

She is interested in scenic and spatial design for cultural, art, and music events because she believes people are more receptive to exploring spatial environments in these settings. She hopes to entice people to be more mindful and to connect with others through play, wonder, and discovery.

In the summer of 2018, Kasia was a teaching assistant for HiArch, a summer architecture workshop for high school students. To continue helping students transition from high school to an undergraduate architecture program, she was a teaching assistant for a first year architecture course. In 2018, she traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal where she volunteered to build a classroom for the Snow Manjushree School.

Kasia has worked closely with distinguished faculty at the UIC School of Architecture doing internship and research work. She has investigated form and function through furniture making, and how the general public interacts with architectural images and drawings. She is currently the Secretary of the National Organization of Minority Architects student chapter at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kasia currently attends the University of Illinois at Chicago where she is earning her Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree with a Minor in Psychology. Throughout her academic career she has been nominated five times for the School of Architecture Faculty Choice Award. In 2019, she was awarded the Schneider-Kan Award for her academic merit, and she was awarded the School of Architecture Faculty Choice Award for best third year undergraduate project.