Karen knew she wanted to be an architect since 7th grade, when she spent a day in an architect’s office in Boulder Colorado, as part of a career orientation program. With her family on the move for much of her childhood, Karen had lived in Texas, Michigan, California, New Jersey, and New Hampshire before returning to Boulder, Colorado to attend college. After earning a Bachelor of Environmental Design at CU Boulder, Karen attended SUNY Buffalo where she earned her Masters in Architecture. During her schooling, Karen studied abroad in Italy during undergrad and focused on 3-D design and Universal Design in her graduate program. Karen has been involved in several of CCA’s top projects. She loves that every day in the world of design and architecture is different. Karen is married and has two beautiful children, and a sweet dog named Fenway.