Karen Wood

Karen Wood



“I’m inspired by architecture that empowers people to take control of their own environment – architecture that reveals an alertness to the natural world, shapes the way we encounter it, and invites us to explore.”

In her 15 years with Mahlum, Karen has worked as a member of design teams to create innovative solutions for educational facilities at all levels. Her recent efforts include Arlington Elementary School, which is redefining traditional learning spaces for Tacoma Public Schools, the design and construction of Kellogg Middle School for Shoreline School district and the Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center – an inclusive early childhood facility for 450 pre-school age children.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. She is a registered architect in Washington.