Kemba’s strength lies in combining her skills as an architect and a writer to craft the stories of historic buildings and ensure their survival for future generations. She uses those skills to assist clients with creative ways to structure and finance their projects, such as writing National Register nominations for individual buildings so that they can receive historic tax credits, or identifying and submitting grants that can assist in building rehabilitation. Kemba enjoys her work at QEA because it enables her to move from writing a thorough assessment to gain a complete understanding of the building to translating the existing conditions and recommendations into a construction-ready project.
- University of Michigan, College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Master of Architecture, 1997
- University of Michigan, College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Bachelor of Science, 1995
- University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, 1995
- National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Detroit, 2019 President
- State Historic Preservation Review Board
- Scarab Club Board of Directors