Julia Gamolina is dedicated to the built environment and the visibility and advancement of the women who work in it. She is the Director of Strategy at Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm where she focuses on new business, digital communications, and brand development.
Julia is also the Founder and Editorial Director of MadameArchitect.org, an online publication that celebrates the contribution of women in the architecture sector. Thus far, Julia has interviewed over 125 architects and designers, as well as CEOs, publicists, journalists, business strategists, and more. Her writing has also been featured in Fast Company, A Women’s Thing, Metropolis Magazine, Architizer, and the Architect's Newspaper. She is a Founding Member of The Wing, a network of community spaces for women, as well as a member of Brick & Wonder, a member of the Female Founder Collective, a fellow of the Urban Design Forum, and a communications co-chair of ULI New York’s Young Leaders Group.
In 2019, Julia received the Special Citation from AIANY for her work with Madame Architect, and was named one of Professional Women in Construction's “20 Under 40”. She has served on juries for the 2019 World Architecture Festival and the DNA Paris Design Awards, and has held various speaking engagements at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, UPenn, Pratt, Georgia Tech and more. Julia received her Bachelor of Architecture at Cornell University, graduating with the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in the thesis of architecture. She is based in New York City.
Some of Julia's favorite interviews:
- Jean Brownhill: https://www.madamearchitect.org/interviews/2019/7/10/thorough-curiosity-jean-brownhill-of-sweeten-on-embracing-diversity-and-realizing-dreams
- Kim Holden: https://www.madamearchitect.org/interviews/2020/1/15/kim-holden
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