Notable Women in Construction and Design: Andrea Nemecek

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable Women in Construction and Design
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 26
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning, Univ of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Andrea Nemecek has worked in the design and construction industry for more than 26 years. In 2013, she founded Elm Grove-based Allume Architects.

“Andrea’s vision and focus for the company is to create spaces which strengthen community and improve quality of life. This statement embodies how Andrea, and the firm, delivers architecture, interior design and project management services,” said Laurie Karrels, office manager at Allume. 

Nemecek has volunteered on grant committees, as a school board member and with multiple nonprofit organizations. 

“Her service carries over to mentorship for young people entering the industry as well. Andrea continues to act as a role model to architecture and interior design students, with shadowing opportunities, project critiques and career mentoring,” Karrels said.

Nemecek was recognized by the 2015 Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce Civic Appreciation Award, was a finalist for the 2015 BizTimes Nonprofit Excellence Awards and was nominated for the State of Wisconsin’s Marketplace Business Excellence Award.

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