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Karen Marler

Principal

HCMA Architecture + Design

About Me

Karen brings over 28 years’ experience in leading, managing and coordinating activities of multi-disciplinary teams for the design and development of sustainable public buildings. The common thread in her work is an effort to enhance the quality of life, strengthen community, and minimize environmental impact, particularly in learning environments. Her attention to detail and rigorous management of the design and construction process helps to ensure clients’ projects not only meet design objectives, but are also completed within the strict constraints of time and budget, including design-build delivery methods.

Karen became a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2010 and a Cascadia Fellow in 2014, and is a past member of the UBC Advisory Urban Design Panel. She is a frequent guest critic and thesis advisor for the UBC School of Architecture and has presented HCMA’s work at the CEFPI April 2012 Conference, University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, BC Institute of Technology, Urban Design Institute of BC, Canada Green Building Council conferences, and at International Living Future conferences.

She continues to be motivated by the complex integration of architectural ideas – and the ongoing collaboration of client, contractors, stakeholders, consultants and the HCMA team – to achieve design excellence.

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