Karen is an architect with over 30 years of experience across a range of complex building types working in multi-disciplinary teams delivering integrated design solutions.
She is a currently working with Ekkist, a consultancy supporting designing building to support health and well-being to the international WELL standard as a project manager.
Previously, she was a Project Design Executive at Canary Wharf, and first made the transition to the client side working as a Design Leader in the team delivering the new Terminal Two project for Heathrow Airports Limited.
Before joining Heathrow, Karen was at BDP for 10 years where she was an Associate Director in the Living and Learning Studio.
Karen studied at the Welsh School of Architecture. She was on RIBA council from 2005-2009, when she joined the RIBA Building Futures steering group. She was also RIBA Honorary Treasurer from 2007-2009.
She was a member of the Women in Architecture Group and has recently joined the steering group of the Equilibrium Network working with an influential multi-disciplinary women’s group working across the built environment. She is a fellow of Royal Society of the Arts and member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects.