Karen is a practicing architect with over 20 years of experience in Melbourne, working on all aspects of architectural projects from large high-rise apartments to small residential alterations, and specialising in contract documentation using 3D modelling/BIM.
Prior to working in architecture, Karen worked in real estate. As a recent owner of strata property, Karen noticed an opportunity to integrate her experience and passions – 3D modelling/BIM and contract documentation – in the management of repairs and maintenance in this sector. She currently advises Owners Corporation owners and managers on significant or complex building repairs and maintenance issues.
Karen’s research looks to improve the digital management of repairs and maintenance in small to medium high-rise residential developments, an important and significant sector of our residential building stock.
She is treasurer of a local CWA and has recently resigned as a Director of AGA (Architects) to focus on studies. Other interests include bush/beach walking, the state of our oceans, mental health and the health and safety of women.