Dylan Fischer, AIA, is an Associate and Project Designer at Kahler Slater, based in the firm's Chicago studio. As a key member of the Education, Sports and Culture team, he has dedicated his career to community recreation, wellness and athletic facility design.
A believer that a strong engagement and discovery process is critical in establishing a project's core design story and principles, Dylan excels at interpreting the needs and goals of clients and end-users. He focuses on bringing clarity in design that prioritizes beauty, equity and efficiency. His commitment to well-being, inclusivity, and wellness—both individual and environmental—are evident in his work.
Dylan’s work has been recognized with multiple AIA awards and featured in publications including Athletic Business and ArchDaily. He has presented on the topic of inclusive design at the AIA Conference on Architecture and Athletic Business Conference, and co-authored the article Making Wellness More Inclusive for National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Magazine. He has also been interviewed on an episode of Open Space Radio to discuss the topic of inclusivity in sports and wellness.
Dylan is a member of Kahler Slater's Sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees. He has contributed to the firm's Tech Talk series and was a was a co-curator the firm's 2023 Design Week focused on communication in design.
A Chicagoland native and longtime resident of the city, Dylan studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Cincinnati where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees, respectively. He served as a graduate assistant at the School of Architecture in Cincinnati, with a primary focus on the School’s lecture series.
Dylan is an Adjunct Professor in the Kahler Slater Studio for both the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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