Karen is the practice’s sustainability leader. She has worked on a range of projects in the healthcare, commercial and education sectors.
Karen leads a team of sustainability champions spread across every studio. She is a BREEAM Assessor and BREEAM Advisory Professional, and has also undertaken Passivhaus consultancy training. Karen supports staff in developing sustainability strategies on projects to enhance their environmental performance, covering low-energy strategies, ecological improvement, and health and wellbeing.
Karen is also involved in developing the role of additional software tools in optimising passive design performance. This includes using tools such as Autodesk Insight, and bespoke tools for daylighting and natural ventilation.