Karen came to architecture following a first career as an educator. After receiving an MArch from the University of Colorado, she worked at several larger firms in the Denver area and as a Campus Architect with the Colorado Community College System. Working with a wide variety of architects, engineers, and contractors, as well as the unique perspective gained in facilities management and as an “owner” informs her firm’s practice and project delivery.
Karen founded Architecture Matters in 1996. The firm’s project experience includes residential, commercial, preservation, and institutional and public work. In addition to traditional Architectural services, Architecture Matters has developed a practice in Owners’ Representation; Grant Writing and Administration for non-profit organizations; and Research. Karen is currently developing a book, “Strategic Empty Nesting,” concentrating on invisible, well designed aging-in-place strategies. See Architecture Matters website – http://www.arcmatters.com/
Karen’s professional activities include AIA committees and taskgroups at both the state and national level, service on the Colorado Board of Examiners of Architects and with various NCARB committees, and participation on NAAB accreditation team visits.
Karen’s strengths lie in her ability to glean the essence of complex issues, to present them so they may be understood by all, and to translated them into innovative design solutions.
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