About Karen

Karen’s professional skills and passion for architectural design, not to mention more than 40 years offering design and drafting services, lends an energy to all her projects that make them unique.

Karen’s heart and home have been in Lethbridge for 43 years, but she spent many of her early years in Edmonton, Banff, Canmore, Calgary and France. Karen received post secondary education at both the University of Lethbridge (BA, BEd) and Lethbridge Community College.  Karen was also an instructor in the Community College’s Engineering, Design & Drafting Program as well as in the Interior Design Program.

Karen also has an extended group of sub contracted engineers, experienced drafts people and designers she regularly works with, who are proficient in designs incorporating:

  • Structural Insulated Panels – 15 years experience
  • Super Energy Efficient and Solar Designs
  • Accessible, Affordable and housing for Seniors and Low Income Families
  • Timber Frame, ICF block, Preserved wood, etc.

With so many years of experience producing construction drawings, it’s not surprising that Karen has worked on a wide range of projects.

Residential Construction

Karen has designed over 900 custom homes and commercial and farm buildings in Western Canada.

Commercial Construction

Karen has completed over 55 commercial projects, including:

  • Border Brokers, Coutts 
  • Syncore Drilling, Coalhurst
  • Waterton Town Site Commercial/ Residential Building
  • Claresholm Museum, new museum building 
  • St Joseph’s Church, Vauxhall 
  • Agritech, Nobleford, 
  • Prairie Auto Sales, Fort Macleod, new sales building and shop
  • Black Gold Riding Arena, Country of Lethbridge
  • Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd., grain terminal offices throughout western Canada
  • James River Log Co., Cardston, new prefabricated log homes & factory design
  • Whisper Creek Log Homes, Design of all preliminary log home models sold worldwide
  • YWCA in Lethbridge, main floor and Harbour House renovations
  • Lethbridge Food Bank, expansion
  • City of Lethbridge public Works Offices, Lethbridge
  • Duoros Restaurant, Lethbridge
  • Lafarge Cold Storage Building Shop & Offices, Fort McMurray
  • Multi family Residences, Lelthbridge
  • Liquor Store, Coalhurst
  • Klassy’s Bakery, Lethbridge
  • 5 business parks, 5 Utah Cities
  • The Humane Society, Lethbridge
  • Fritz Sick Addition / Renovation, Lethbridge
  • LRH Cancer Centre Renovation, Lethbridge
  • Bow Island Nursing home, Bow Island
  • Lamb & Weston, architectural factory interior components in steel, Taber
  • Midwest pump, steel tanks , Alberta
  • 7 star BioAg, commercial offices & shop, Lethbridge
  • South Island Farms Office, Bow Island 
  • Twin Bridges Gravel shop & Offices, Fort McMurray
  • Melcor Dev. Park structures, Lift stations, Bridges, Lethbridge
  • Riondel Golf Club, Riondel, B.C.
  • Clearview Lodge, Taber
  • D & D Machine Works, Lethbridge
  • Club Cigar Store, Lethbridge
  • Hair Behavior, Lethbridge
  • County of Lethbridge Basement reno, Lethbridge
  • Sturdie Oil Building reno, Lethbridge
  • Lethbridge Administration Building 4th floor reno, Lethbridge
  • Homestead Village Mall. Lethbridge
  • Nanton Water Factory & Offices, Nanton
  • Patella Millwork, Montreal
  • The Blitz offices & shop, Lethbridge
  • Fort MacLeod Library, Fort MacLeod
  • Milk River Parks Building, Milk River
  • Bow Island Resort – Maintenance shop & office, Bow Island Park
  • Alberta Parks Dept. Park Structures, S. Alberta
  • Only Women’s Fitness, Lethbridge
  • Comfort Tech Seating office, Lethbridge
  • Wholesale Sports reno, Lethbridge 
  • Westridge Condos exterior reno, Lethbridge
  • Coaldale Health Centre reno, Coaldale
  • Wooden Shoe Bakery reno / addition , Lethbridge
  • The Idea Building, Lethbridge
  • McNally Community Association reno, County of Lethbridge