Karen Marler



Karen’s work strives to enhance quality of life, strengthen community, and minimize environmental impact. She predominantly leads the design of learning environments, and for the past 30 years she has been motivated by the artful and appropriate integration of context, form, and function.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada appointed Karen as a Fellow in 2010 and the Cascadia Green Building Council honoured her with a Fellowship in 2014. She is a frequent guest critic and thesis advisor for the UBC School of Architecture and has presented hcma’s work to numerous educational institutions and associations.

Adept at understanding each project’s unique issues, Karen brings a keen attention to detail and rigorous management of the design and construction process, which creates true value within schedule and budget constraints.