Karen Wood

Karen Wood


Associate Principal

“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 17 years with Mahlum, Karen has worked in every aspect of overall project delivery including design, construction, and cost and schedule management. As a project manager, she works to forge strong partnerships with clients and the design team to create innovative solutions for educational facilities at all levels. Her recent efforts include Kellogg Middle School, where collaboration and idea sharing with other design firms to achieve synchronicity across the Shoreline School district, was a project imperative. She has honed her commitment to teamwork and effective communication on many projects including Arlington Elementary School, which is redefining traditional learning spaces for Tacoma Public Schools, 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 and a LEED Accredited Professional.