As project architect, Ms. Golden coordinated the design and construction of the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School, the largest school for girls in Afghanistan. The project was a collaborative venture between the aid organization Sahar, the Balkh Province Ministry of Education, the late architect Robert Hull, and students at the University of Washington. The school has been featured by Architectural Record, Architectural Review, and the BBC World Service.Ms. Golden’s teaching activities concentrate on design, materials, and building technology, with an emphasis on sustainable systems. She teaches studios in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, in addition to offering graduate level seminars: Integrated Building Systems, Traditional Building Methods: New Adaptations, and Case Studies in Contemporary Architectural Practice. She is also co-director of the Philippines Summer Bamboo Workshop. Ms. Golden’s research focuses on the relationship between high performance and 'low' technology. Currently she is documenting the relevance and use of traditional materials and methods in contemporary architectural practice and their influence on local and global development (Routledge, 2017). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, Ms. Golden taught at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University and at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.