Karen is a registered architect focusing on innovative design with a tactile, warm, aesthetic. She has also tutored architecture students at RMIT and UNSW.
She has a passion for recycling materials, accessing natural light, marrying functionality with beautiful form, and efficient, sophisticated cost-effective detailing.
Sustainability is paramount to Karen’s design philosophy and is considered seriously as a foundation of each project, and encourages the Passive House standard for your project.
The client-architect relationship is the key to a successful project. Karen has always forged lasting and meaningful connections with clients where dialogue is open and projects are a collaborative process.
Karen has extensive experience in taking building projects from inception to completion, including initial concept designs, preparing and managing Building Permits / Development Applications, managing budgets, coordinating sub-contractors, detailed documentation, and working with builders on site.
Karen has worked with several acclaimed architects including Renato D’Ettorre Architects , and as Senior Project Architect with Sam Crawford Architects , where a number of her projects won awards from The Australian Institute of Architects at national and state levels.
Karen also works as a fine artist and is a founding board member of Pocket City Farms —a not-for-profit organisation working to provide urban farming and rooftop farms in our cities.
Karen has recently moved from Sydney to Melbourne. She will be accepting projects based in both cities.