For the past 25 years Karen has worked on small to large scale residential, mixed-use, commercial and institutional projects from conception through to construction.
Karen graduated with an Architectural degree from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1987. Her career began in Toronto before returning home to Vancouver a year later where she worked in two large Vancouver firms until 1998. For the next 12 years Karen owned and operated her own award winning firm where she worked before joining Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc. in 2010. Karen has significant experience in complex building types in both the Vancouver lower mainland, as well as California as a project architect and project manager. She has extensive experience working directly with Developers and Building Authorities, and her endeavours find a creative balance of the clients’ programme, economics and design. Through open exchange and communication she strives to engage all team members from Clients, Consultants, Staff and Authorities, in the collaborative process towards successful forward thinking sustainable design.