BSc (Hons) Architectural Studies, PgDip Advanced Architectural Design, ARB
Karen joined HTA as a part 1 architectural assistant in 2009 and subsequently returned after completing University in 2012 and then passed her part 3 in 2015.
Karen’s role involves the design and day-to-day management of projects as well as liaising with clients, consultants and local authorities. She is also the Year in Industry mentor to year out students in the Edinburgh office following her placement where she achieved the Merit Certificate in Management by the Chartered Management Institute.
Karen has been involved in setting up the Women at HTA group whose aim it is to promote women in the industry through events such as the recently successful 'leading women at HTA' panel.
Karen was part of a team of 12 cyclists from HTA who took part in Ride London-Surrey 100 mile event and raised £15,026 for Shelter, and will be taking part in the same event this year to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Prior to joining HTA, Karen studied at the University of Strathclyde and received her PgDip for a project which involved working closely with charities and communities in Haiti where she researched and designed a low cost housing project which explored the use and self-building of indigenous and recycled materials.
At HTA, Karen has assisted on a number of small to large scale residential projects working with the London and Edinburgh offices. As architectural assistant she was part of the team which delivered the tender to construction stages for the 64 houses in phase 1 and 70 homes in phase 2 of Mill o' Mains, Dundee. She was the project leader for the planning application for the office conversion to 44 flats in Edinburgh, completed in 2015. She also worked in a team as architectural assistant producing tender to construction information for the 160 homes and commercial spaces in phase 1 of Castleward Urban Village in Derby which was completed in 2016.
Since passing her part 3 Karen has been involved in producing details for the high-end residential apartments for the Chelsea Creek project in London and tender information for the build to rent accommodation for the Springside project for Grosvenor in Edinburgh.
Currently Karen is the project architect and contract administrator for the planning to handover stages for phase 3 of Mill o' Mains in Dundee which is providing 69 homes as part of the multi-phased masterplan.
Karen is also involved with the Greenford Green project where she has been the project architect for Block 5 during planning stages and then project architect for the envelope which will provide 379 apartments in a large scheme of 1965 apartments in residential buildings between six and twenty storeys above commercial frontages.